Dental Hygienist (Outpatient), Part Time, Laie

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Clinical Care
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Pacific Northwest Region
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85548 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Dental Hygienist (Outpatient) who:

Provides oral hygiene and preventive services to dental patients. Evaluates and assesses provision of services. Performs procedures safely in compliance with regulations under the direction of a dentist. Prepares materials and equipment for treatment and has them ready for dentist's use.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse.
  • Takes and develop dental radiographs (x-rays). Removes calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth. Applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides).
  • Teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling). Counsels patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.
  • Makes impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs).
  • Prepares patients for services, documents procedures and assists with other office management activities, i.e., scheduling patients, as needed. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:

Education:

  • Associate's/Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/related experience: Preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent (some certifications will require Bachelor's): Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Dental Hygienist licensure in the state of practice: Required
  • Radiation Safety Certificate: Required
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

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