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Registered Dental Hygienist


This is a Full-time position in Cascade Locks, OR posted March 30, 2021.

nnPosition Summarynn nnThe Dental Hygienist cleans teeth and examines oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease.

Educates patients on oral hygiene, takes and develops X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants cleans teeth and examines oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease.nn nn nn nnEssential Duties and Responsibilitiesnn nnThe essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:nn Cleaning calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments Feeling and visually examining gums for sores and signs of disease Charting conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist Feeling lymph nodes under patient’s chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer Applying fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay Examining gums, using probes, to locating periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease Exposing and developing x-ray film Providing clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health Removing excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth Making impressions for study casts Placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations Administering local anesthetic agents Conducting dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist Removing sutures and dressings Placing and removing rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations Teaching patients how to practice good oral hygiene Working chair-side with the dentist during treatment Performing other duties as assigned nn nn nnMinimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)nn Bachelor’s degree in health or related field; training and/or degree from an accredited school of Dental Hygiene Current Dental Hygienist license required; current CPR certification required Ability to examine, assess and document oral conditions through the use of clinical measurements, radiographs, and other assessment methods Ability to educate clients regarding oral health; ability to evaluate the dental hygiene plan of care, as well as the patient’s satisfaction with the plan Ability to implement non-surgical periodontal therapy Excellent interactive communication skills; excellent working knowledge of the English language Ability to maintain client confidentiality Ability to apply safety knowledge relevant to equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies Knowledge of healthcare regulations and preventative measures (HIPAA confidentiality, infection spread, etc.) Excellent customer service skills Excellent oral and written communication Ability to time management effectively Ability to coordinate well with manual dexterity and hand steadiness nn nn nnPhysical Demands and Work Environmentnn nnThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is regularly required to talk or hear.

The incumbent frequently is required to use hands or finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.

The incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.nn nnThe incumbent must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.nn

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