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Community Health Connections
February 14, 2023
Essential Duties and Major Responsibilities:
Prepare operatory for patient care by cleaning, sanitizing and maintaining equipment, sterilizing and sharpening equipment.
Greet the patient, making them feel at-ease and comfortable.
Take and record medical and dental histories and updated personal information in patient’s chart.
Expose and develop x-ray film.
Make intra oral impressions for study casts.
Pour study models, trim, make bleaching trays. Dispense bleach and inform proper usage to patient.
Perform full mouth periodontal probing or PSR on initial and appropriate subsequent visits. Record findings; note bleeding mobility, furcae involvement and tissue tone in patient’s chart.
Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth supra and sub-gingivally.
Scaling Root Planning and Periodontic maintenance cleanings, determine whether patient needs 3, 4 or 6-month recall.
Apply fluorides and other decay preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
Polish and floss teeth
Remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.
Provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health such as brushing, flossing, and other plaque control methods.
Apply sealant to the surfaces of teeth per diagnosis of dentist.
Prioritize activities and assignments as to their relative importance.
Exercise care in the completion of work assignments and request direction when needed.
Implement improvement measures and suggests ways to improve efficiency of operation and working conditions.
Attend all mandatory office and health center meetings.
Works as part of team and works at the Fitchburg Community Health Center as required.
Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission
Demonstrate understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards
Other duties may be assigned.
Graduate from an accredited Dental Hygiene School
Successful completion of the National and State examination with Certification
One (1) similar work, internship or volunteer experience year experience required
Proficient reading, writing, and speaking in English.
Desired Start Date