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Dental Hygienist, Redwood Valley, CA

Organization: Consolidated Tribal Health Project
Category: Dental Hygienist
Location: Redwood Valley, CA
Date Job Posted: June 1, 2022
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Dental Hygienist

Job Summary

This position provides a range of clinical services under the direction a staff dentist; such duties range from routine prophylaxis to periodontal probing and charting, scaling and root planning.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prophylaxis and scaling of patient teeth to remove supragingival and sub gingival deposits of calculus and disrupting biofilm.
  • Sub gingival curettage and root planning for the treatment of periodontal disease.
  • Topical application of fluoride gels routinely for all patients, which may incorporate the use of local anesthetics.
  • Exposing and developing of a variety of x-rays; radiograph frequency is determined by caries rate of patient and American Dental Association guidelines.
  • Charting oral conditions including periodontal probing of pocket depths where indicated.
  • Using periodontal evaluation forms to ensure documentation of periodontal status of patient.
  • Placing pit and fissure sealants where designated by a dentist’s recommendation.
  • Provides chair side instruction in oral hygiene instruction, periodontal disease, nutrition and oral disease prevention.
  • Documenting all treatment rendered in patient chart.
  • Maintaining sensitivity towards Indian traditions, culture, history and needs.
  • Maintaining adequate recall system to incorporate hygiene and periodontal recall at appropriate interval dependent upon patient needs.
  • Responsible for keeping operatory clean, stocked and requesting supply order as needed.
  • Providing patient education in oral hygiene, periodontal disease and oral disease prevention, emphasizing fluorides and sealants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current valid State of California Dental Hygiene License.
  • Current valid State of California Dental X-Ray License.
  • Two (2) years of experience as a dental hygienist.
  • Current CPR/BLS certification.

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience)

  • Four (4) years of experience as a dental hygienist.
  • Indian Preference applies to all Consolidated Tribal Health Project (CTHP) positions in accordance with CTHP Policy and applicable federal law.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Maintains knowledge of dental industry and trends, health promotion, and patient services.
  • Strong understanding and sensitivity to American Indian/Tribal culture and lifestyle, working effectively with American Indian/Alaska Native populations.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills with sensitivity to lifestyles of targeted participants.
  • Skills in operating personal computer using a variety of computer software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with management, coworkers, and outside contacts.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and comply with all applicable federal and tribal privacy laws, as well as CTHP policy (HIPAA, HITECH, etc.).
  • Ability to learn and apply program/agency operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks concurrently and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with teams.

Consolidated offers the following benefits for this position:

  • 17 paid holidays in 2022 (plus 1 personal day)
  • 9 paid sick days
  • 10 paid Covid-19 sick days (Through 9/30/2022)
  • Vacation is 10 days per year, 15 days after 3 years.
  • 75% of premium is paid by the agency for Medical, Dental and Vision. (Includes family coverage)
  • 100% paid short- & long-term disability, group term life insurance
  • Waiver of copays for services received at the clinic.
  • AFLAC offered
  • 401K Safe Harbor contribution of 5%
  • Employee assistance program through Concern
  • Paid license renewals
  • Paid CEU’s
  • Other paid training

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