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Clinica Family Health


March 2, 2022



This job exists to provide high quality dental care that is culturally appropriate and prevention focused. Serves as a leader contributing to the smooth, efficient, operation of the department, the site and the organization.


• Clinical:

- Maintain own dental hygienist practice as defined by the Clinica guidelines.

- Screening and evaluating patients in regard to caries risk, periodontal pathology, medical history.

- Providing clinical services, including selecting, exposing, and processing of digital radiographs, prophylaxes, supra and sub gingival scaling and curettage, root planning, procedures involving team periodontal surgical techniques, according to Clinica’s guidelines.

- Providing preventive clinical and educational services, including instruction of proper oral hygiene home care techniques, tooth brushing, flossing, nutrition, need for professional care, and topical fluorides.

- Administration of local anesthetics and gross debridement in treatment of acute periodontal conditions.

- Performance of expanded duties where qualified, as delegated by dentist and governed by Colorado law.

• Hygiene on the Pods:

- Primarily responsible for the initiation and maintenance of the dental prevention and dental education program in an integrated medical setting, working with both medical and dental team members for coordination.

- Accurately and appropriately assess caries risk, application of fluoride treatments, and dissemination of oral health education to parents and children in the medical setting in one-on-one visits or in group visits. Identification of and assistance in patient establishment of a dental home.

- Travel between medical and dental clinic sites may be required.

- Maximize community linkages while acting as advocate for patients.

• Clinical and Hygiene on the Pods:

- Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Clinica, as well as strong communication skills, including willingness to grow and develop skills in motivational interviewing

- Effective use of the electronic dental record (EDR), registries, dental radiology, and templates.

- Work in coordination with dentists, other dental team members, and medical team members to effectively manage patient care and develop clinical guidelines within scope of dental hygiene practice.


A. Education / Experience:

1. Graduation from an accredited School of Dental Hygiene.

2. Possession of a current Colorado license as a registered dental hygienist.

3. Previous experience desired, but not required

4. Certification to administer local anesthesia (not required for those who provide hygiene only on the Pods)

B. Knowledge, skills and abilities:

1. Working knowledge of all phases of the field of dental hygiene.

2. Skill in the techniques of oral hygiene procedures and the use of equipment, instruments, and materials.

3. Basic computer skills required

4. Knowledge and practice of preventative dentistry and ability to instruct patients individually and in groups.

5. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and staff.

6. Ability to work in a team environment required.

7. Sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community a must.

8. Excellent coaching skills.

9. Bilingual in Spanish preferred.

Apply below:


Desired Start Date

Registered Dental Hygienist

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