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Dental Hygienist

Company: Community Health Center of Central Wyoming
Location: Casper
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

Are you passionate about oral health and helping patients maintain their smiles? Are you well-versed in preventative dental care and know the ins and outs of good oral care? Do you love educating and encouraging others on the best ways to take care of their teeth? If these questions make you smile, read on! We've got the ideal job for you at Community Health Center of Central Wyoming! Role: The Dental Hygienist provides oral health care in an outpatient clinical setting with three (3) Dentists. This position performs dental prophylactic services and provides educational information for prevention and control of dental disease. This position is responsible for cleaning and care of teeth as well as teaching proper care of teeth and gums.

The Dental Hygienist must possess the ability to work and interact effectively and positively with other staff members to build and enhance teamwork in the clinic
and in the overall CHCCW organization. This position requires individual flexibility, initiative and the ability to handle several complex tasks at once. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse
  • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
  • Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)
  • Counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health
  • Making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts
  • Performing documentation and office management activities Experience:
    1 year dental hygienist (Preferred)
    Prior Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) (Preferred)
    Required Licensure and Certification:
    • Current Wyoming licence through the Wyoming Board of Dental Examiners (Required)
    • Wyoming Public Health Hygienist Expanded Function (Preferred)
    • BLS (Required) Salary: DOE $5000 Signing Bonus PI189567757

Keywords: Community Health Center of Central Wyoming, Casper , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Casper, Wyoming

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