ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Creates a friendly, comfortable setting in which the patient can feel supported and cared for.
Conforms to local, state, regional and national regulatory agency policies.
Prior to treatment, takes and record medical and dental histories and vital signs and other information that may affect treatment.
Provides soft tissue examination: Palpates and visually examines intraoral/extraoral tissues for irregularities and signs of disease.
Documents conditions of dental decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
Assesses the oral health of patients through medical and dental histories, radiographs, indices, risk assessments, and intraoral and extra-oral procedures and describes the oral health needs of patients.
Develops and implements a dental hygiene plan of care.
Performs dental hygiene procedures which may include periodontal debridement, (scaling, rootplaning, curettage, and polishing).
Educates patients in healthy life choices and oral hygiene practices for home.
Re-evaluation. Evaluates oral and periodontal health following the implementation of the care plan to identify the subsequent treatment, continued care an referral needs of the patient.
Maintains the operatory.
As authorized by a Nevada license dentist:
Administer local anesthetic agents if licensed to do so.
Place pit and fissure sealants.
Expose and develop radiographs.
Administer local intraoral chemotherapeutic agents as outlined in Nevada Administrative Code
Remove sutures and change dressings
Maintains asepsis during all procedures.
Documents services rendered and related information following each appointment via EHR.
Active Nevada Dental Hygienist license or a current dental hygiene student under appropriate supervision.
Completes the credentialing process of Compassion Community Clinic for FTCA coverage.
Current CPR for Healthcare Providers.
Supports the mission of Compassion Community Clinic and has the ability to offer encouragement to patients.
Works in a professional manner and performs assigned duties in a manner consistent with standard mission, and goals of Compassion Community Clinic.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 5 hours every 2 months
- Nevada State Hygiene License and a heart for people and our community.