Hygienist, Registered Dental

The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education View Company Profile

Description: POSITION SUMMARY This position is responsible for evaluating patient oral health, dental history, dental complaints and complete dental hygiene procedures on patients. Requirements: ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES and FUNCTIONS Assists in the oral health management of all clinic patients. Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care. Records patient-hygienist transactions as they occur in the patientxe2x80x99s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided. Provides oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients. Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application and fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and the centerxe2x80x99s clinical protocols. Integration of appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patientxe2x80x99s health care management. Organizes and performs preventive oral health presentations and /or services at on-site and off-site locations. Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education in the community as requested. Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocol and directive. Optimize revenues and reduce expenses for service lines. Assists in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directive and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues. Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental Department. Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits. Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive and center policy as well as state federal regulations(s). Complies in full with the centerxe2x80x99s Exposure Control Plan. Travels when necessary to meet operational needs. As directed by a supervisor, performs other related and/or necessary tasks to achieve organizational and programmatic goals and objectives. Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, workplace safety, public health and confidentiality.

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