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Dental Hygienist

Employer
DuPage County Health Department
Location
Wheaton, Illinois (US)
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Dec 22, 2023

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Position
Dental Hygienist
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time

 BONUS*  Receive a $500.00 sign-on bonus, $500.00 after six months, and another $500.00 after one year. The DuPage County Health Department Dental Team has (2) two opening for full-time Dental Hygienists. Do you have considerable knowledge of the practices and principles of dental hygiene for all age groups? Do you like a variety in your day? Then we invite you to apply.  In this position you will be going to local schools, in DuPage County or working on our mobile dental Smile Squad, as needed. We are looking for a new team member to provide preventive education and dental services to school children. 

We also have other openings on our Career Page for two part-time and on call Dental Hygienists along with a Dental Assistant.  As a full-time County employee, you will be eligible for our benefit package which includes, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, tuition reimbursement and student loan forgiveness. To view a full list of our benefits, click on the benefit tab.  

 Provides preventive procedures such as dental prophylaxis, dental sealants, fabricating mouth guards, fluoride treatments, dental screenings, radiographs, and nutritional counseling.

Conducts dental health educational programs for professional groups, schools, other health care providers, and community groups; refers clients as necessary for further dental treatment.

Collaborates with other service providers to ensure that necessary treatment is received; plans and implements fluoride mouth rinse programs for school children, periodically visits schools to monitor fluoride mouth rinsing activities.

Assists in collecting, recording, and tabulating survey data needed for grant requirements and to evaluate programs; prepares reports and maintains records.

Attends professional meetings and seminars; schedules use of portable equipment with dentists providing homebound care.

Services, maintains, and cleans portable equipment; monitors and evaluates the progress of dental hygiene students.

Participates in emergency response activities as assigned; maintains required training, licensure, and/or certification; maintains confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to patient privacy laws.

Demonstrates sensitivity and understanding of other ethnic groups and cultures; available to respond to clients and/or customers, either in person or over the phone, during assigned business hours and/or clinic times.

Provides care in a variety of settings throughout the County including, the Health Department Dental Clinic, schools, public health centers, mobile programs and other field locations.

Requirements Must be a Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Illinois, Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene preferred. One year of dental experience preferred, but not required.   Current Illinois Dental Hygiene license.  New hires are required to attend paid onsite HR new hire orientation. 

 DuPage County Health Department is an equal-opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination or harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.  

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