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Dental Hygienist

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

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Position
Dental Hygienist
Contract Type
Permanent
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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