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NNOHA is the largest group of safety-net oral health practitioners in the country, and our members all share a commitment to increasing access to quality oral health care for underserved populations. NNOHA is committed to providing the highest quality resources and support designed to meet the unique needs of our members and their programs.

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Neighborhood Health Center


June 30, 2022



Why work with us?

We are currently offering up to a $3000 sign on bonus depending on certifications. First half to be paid out at 90 days and the second half at 180 days of successful completion of employment, per our policy guidelines. Applicants must not have been employed or affiliated with NHC within the past 18 months to qualify.

We are a non-profit organization, passionate about providing the underserved population with medical and dental services across the greater Portland area, committed to making a difference daily.

We offer our employees a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 20 days of PTO (based on full time employment), 9 paid holidays, health/dental/vision insurance, quarterly wellness reimbursements, 401k retirement plan with employer match, employer paid disability insurance, EAP and life insurance.

As a FQHC NHC is a qualified participant in the HRSA Loan Repayment and Loan Reimbursement program. These programs provide funding to healthcare employees, faculty, and students to reduce their educational debt in exchange for their multi-year service in underserved communities. They also remove financial barriers for health professionals interested in practicing a primary care discipline, enabling them to pursue community-based careers. ( )

As an employee of NHC you may qualify for these benefits.

Please see the HRSA website

Essential Job Duties

• Provides clinical services to adults and children including prophylaxis, scaling, root planning, soft tissue curettage. 

• Develops and implements preventive oral health programs for patients.

• Provides blood pressure screening and administers topical and local anesthesia as licensure permits.

• Performs fluoride applications, polish restorations and alloys.

• Provides nitrous oxide, high speed polishing and denture reline.

• Provides blood pressure screening and administers topical and local anesthesia; as licensure permits.

• Charts findings and treatment plans in Electronic Health Record. 

• Communicates a variety of dental health services including case management and referral to available community resources, and the coordination of those resources

• Provides patients and their families with instruction on oral hygiene, oral disease prevention and post-operative instructions.

• Offers technical assistance, advice and recommends and implements process improvements. 

• Consults regularly with dentists on individual patient needs and complex medical histories.

• Maintains collaborative relationships with all levels of co-workers and the general public. 

• Assists in new employee training on specific tasks, as needed. 

• Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.

• Works as a team with all staff, covering each other as needed and requested.

• Participates in process and quality improvement workflows.

• Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance. 

• Respectfully takes direction from supervisor.


Education and/or Experience

Requires graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program; one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Requires a current license to practice dental hygiene issued by the State of Oregon. Must have their EPDH, Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist. Must be BLS/CPR certified. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Behaviors

• Ability to communicate effectively with patients, coworkers and the general public.

• Requires specialized computer skills, multiple line telephone system and other standard office equipment for data entry, recording, storing and presenting information. 

• Has proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Dentrix Electronic Health Record.

• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 

• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from mangers, peers, patients and the general public.

• Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 

• Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

• Spanish language skills preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; sit; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic chemicals or blood borne pathogens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Desired Start Date

Dental Hygienist

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