Registered Dental Hygienist (Shasta Lake)

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Base Pay: $35.10 – $52.70 / hour JOB SUMMARY As a part of an interdisciplinary team, the dental hygienist will provide hygiene services to patients and promote overall patient wellbeing. Responsible for prevention and control of periodontal disease; assess signs of disease and health in the oral cavity; identify the dental hygiene problem; and plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care. Perform dental measures designed to preserve teeth and prevent the spread of oral disease. Provide necessary care while protecting and respecting patient rights. All of the Duties and Procedures outlined in the COMDA allowable as well as all chairside clinic support requested. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Plan, implement, and evaluate dental hygiene care Assess signs of disease and health in the oral cavity Identify the dental hygiene problem Remove deposits, accretions and stains from the unattached surface of the teeth Apply topical agents essential to complete prophylaxis under the general supervision of a licensed dentist Polish and contour restorations Oral exfoliative cytology Apply pit and fissure sealants Preliminary examination including periodontal charting; intra- and extra-oral examination of soft tissues; charting lesions, existing restorations, and missing teeth; classify occlusion; and myofunctional evaluation Promote overall well being Prevent and control periodontal disease through: Providing bacterial plaque control instructions. Oral prophylaxis treatment Non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling and root planing) Periodontal maintenance care Nutritional guidance Behavior modification Oral care product education Performing the following procedures: Periodontal soft tissue curettage Administer local anesthetic agents limited to the oral cavity Administer nitrous oxide and oxygen when used as an analgesic Work in concert with the Shasta College Dental Hygiene training program Additional duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of current dental hygiene principles and ability to involve the supervising dentist when appropriate. Willingness and ability to follow clinic policies established as result of regulations and/or grant requirements of State Department of Health, Rural Health Division, CHDP, State licensing and certification and. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE Associates Degree in applied science dental hygiene. Registered Dental Hygienist State Licensure upon hire and maintain current. CPR Certificate upon hire and maintain current. X-ray License upon hire and maintain current. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Two yearsxe2x80x99 experience as a dental hygienist. BENEFITS Competitive Wages Medical Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance 403 (b) Retirement Plan with matching employer contribution Long-term Disability coverage Accidental Death and Dismemberment Life Insurance Flexible Spending Account Paid Vacation Paid Holidays CME with stipend Employee Assistance Program Jury Duty Pay Bereavement Pay Health Club Membership Discounts Prescription Discount Program 529 College Savings Plan Educational Reimbursement Free subscription based App for Meditation and Sleep Free Teledoc service for benefit eligible employees

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