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Registered Dental Hygienist, Fairbanks, AK


Organization: Interfaith Community Health Center
Category: Dental Hygienist
Location: Fairbanks, AK
Date Job Posted: May 13, 2024
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Registered Dental Hygienist (Part-Time)

Dental · Fairbanks, Alaska

This position treats and educates patients in the control and prevention of oral disease through proper oral hygiene and regular professional care within appropriate scope of practice across the lifespan.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education

Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school; Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Dental Hygiene preferred.
State of Alaska Dental Hygiene License required; State of Alaska Restorative Function Endorsement preferred; State of Alaska Anesthesia License preferred. Current certification in BLS.

Experience

Two - five years experience required; experience serving a diverse patient population across the lifespan required. Experience with DENTRIX preferred.

Essential Functions:

  1. Report to work as scheduled, on time and prepared to start working. Remain at work for their entire work schedule.
  2. Provides direct patient care by providing prophylaxis, fluoride treatment, sealants, patient education, and perio scaling and root planing.
  3. Assesses patient’s medical history.
  4. Assesses and obtains clinical evidence of patient’s levels of periodontal health.
  5. Takes and processes appropriate dental x-rays.
  6. Delivers appropriate local anesthesia as requested by and under supervision of dentist.
  7. Applies fluorides and other medications as necessary.
  8. Accurately records treatment in electronic health records.
  9. Recognizes and respond to emergencies.
  10. Attends meetings.
  11. Complies with dental office and corporation policy and procedures consistently in all aspects of employment.
  12. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Competent in dealing with diverse populations.
Knowledge of medications used in conjunction with dental hygiene work.
Knowledge of health record keeping and dental charting.
Knowledge of OSHA Blood borne Pathogen Standards and adherence to safety standards.
Basic computer skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
Ability to work under pressure.
Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently and as a team member.
Ability to educate patients across the lifespan in all aspects of oral hygiene including consequences and treatment options for periodontal disease.

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