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Dental Hygienist

PureView Health Center
Helena, Montana
$68,453 - $92,622
Closing date
Sep 18, 2021

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Dental Hygienist
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time
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General Statement  


Under general supervision of the Dental Director, this position provides dental hygiene services to clinic clients.  


Duties and Responsibilities    


Provides preventive dental hygiene services, including routine cleaning, administration of local anesthesia, scaling, root planing, subgingival curettage, charting, sealants, and silver diamine fluoride on patients 


Provides oral hygiene instruction and nutritional counseling 


Applies topical fluoride  


Places pit and fissure sealants 


Exposes and develops dental radiographs 


Maintains dental records 


Participates in the Quality Improvement Program (monthly chart reviews)  


May participate in PureView staff and board meetings  


Must remain current on continuing education credits 


Performs other duties as assigned 


Required Qualifications – Experience & Education  


The above knowledge, skills, and abilities are typically acquired through: 


Graduation from an ADA-accredited dental hygiene program 


Current license with Montana Board of Dentistry as a Registered Dental Hygienist 


One (1) year of dental hygienist experience preferred.   


Must be able to obtain local anesthesia endorsement within six (6) months of hire date 


Must have Basic Life Support (BLS) certification 




Knowledge Skills & Abilities   




Knowledge of federal statutes and the Montana Code Annotated 


PureView policies and procedures  


Clerical practices and procedures 


HIPAA requirements 


Business English, composition, spelling and grammar  


Dental terminology 


Dental hygiene practices and procedures 


Dental office procedures, practices and methods  


Principles and practices of dental health and prevention 


Knowledge of and ability to incorporate American Dental Association practice guidelines 


Infection control measures and practices 


Use of common office machines  


operate personal computers and related software  


maintain dental records according to prescribed standards 


file according to prescribed standards  


communicate effectively orally and in writing  


follow verbal and written instructions  


Establish effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and patients 




Special Requirements 


Position may require travel to other sites for work assignments, meetings or training.  


Physical Demands  


Duties are generally performed in a clinic environment where hazards and discomforts are controlled and modifiable. This position requires the ability to bend at the waist, stand, kneel, reach over the head, talk, hear, and see. Must be able to move or lift documents and materials weighing up to 30 pounds; occasionally lifts small children. Position requires knowledge and use of typical office equipment including telephone, personal computer, copy/fax machines. Position requires frequent contact with fellow employees, patients and citizens.  


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