Dental Hygienist

Job Summary: Provides a high standard of preventative dental services.


Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Other duties may be assigned as needed


Essential Job Duties:

  • Performs dental services that maintain patients’ preventative oral health standards, such as perio program, gingival maintenance and fluoride varnish pediatric program.
  • Performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides, and related procedures.
  • Develops and implements individualized dental care plans in collaboration with dentist.
  • Provides patient education on procedures and ongoing dental care.
  • Documents and reports dental history or chief complaint, pertinent observations and patient reactions to dental staff, as appropriate.
  • Assists in patient admission, transfer, and discharge, and preparation of patient care areas.
  • Prepares reports and assists with patient reception, telephone calls, routine triage, and other office duties.
  • Sets up and prepares dental equipment and instrumentation.
  • Maintains an active recall system.
  • Schedules follow up appointments.
  • Participates in providing regular and meaningful peer review and feedback to other dental providers.
  • Provides dental hygienist services at any site within CCHCI’s network.


Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Graduate from an accredited Dental Hygiene Program with an Associates Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene.
  • Current Arizona license as a Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills required may be considered.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Local Anesthetic Certificate.
  • Driver’s License and Proof of Insurance may be required if requesting mileage reimbursement.
  • Participates in continuing medical/dental education programs to maintain professional competence and skills.
  • Valid Fingerprint Clearance Card.


Preferred Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene preferred.
  • Clinical experience preferred.


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