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Registered Dental Hygienist

Employer
Salud Para La Gente - Watsonville, CA
Location
Watsonville, California
Salary
$45.13 - $55.92 per hour + full benefits and 401k employer contribution.
Closing date
Aug 5, 2024

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Position
Dental Hygienist
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time

Under the supervision of the Associate Dental Director-Dental Hygiene, the Dental Hygienist provides services, including but not limited to: charting of obvious lesions and conditions, procedures that maintain a patients oral health, integration of dental services with our medical services, and conducting educational programs for the prevention and control of dental disease. Dental Hygienist also emphasizes the importance of education and prevention to patients, staff, and the community at large. 

The ideal candidate will embrace our mission to provide high quality dental care to patients of all ages, and support our vision and values through excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, 

respect, commitment to our community, and accountability and ownership. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Provides dental prophylactic services to prevent and control dental disease. 
  • Coordinates and plans educational programs to ensure greater comprehension of good dental
    practices. 
  • Maintains patients electronic dental record and to track procedures performed, materials used,
    and other relevant information.
  • Responsible for cleaning the teeth including scaling and polishing. 
  • Preventive treatments such as topical applications of drugs to the surface tissues and exposed surfaces of human teeth.
  • Advises patients on proper home care and the treatment of teeth and gums. 
  • Independently prepares topical dental solutions and instructions in preventive dental hygiene to
    patients. 
  • Administers local anesthetic as needed. 
  • Sterilization of instruments. 
  • Takes radiographs as needed. 
  • Work with a variety of patients including pediatric patients, pregnant patients, and the medically compromised patients.
  • Performs basic restorative procedures such as cement removal, sealant placement and other allowable duties specified by the California Board of Dental Hygiene. 
  • Other duties as deemed necessary by Dentists and Dental Director. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of an approved dental hygiene training program. 
  • CPR Certificate.
  • X Ray License. 
  • Must be licensed to practice dental hygiene by the California State Board of Dental Examiners. 
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Trained in administering local anesthetics. 
  • Fluent in (Spanish/English) required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 50 pounds.  

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary: $45.13 - $55.92

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurances, Voluntary Life Insurance, Voluntary Long-Term Disability, 401(k) with employer contribution, 12 Holidays and 19 days of PTO. 

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