The Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center established in 1987 to provide comprehensive health services to the medically underserved residents in the county of Queens & Kings, New York. The Health Center is licensed by the State of New York as an Article 28 Diagnostic and Treatment Center (DT+C) and has recently received certification as a NCQA Level 3 - Medical Home.
We are currently seeking a Part time Dental Hygienist. The Dental Hygienist at the Addabbo Health Center reports to the Dental Director and is responsible for providing comprehensive Dental care/preventive services including the below responsibilities.
Prepares the treatment room for the patient by following the policy and protocol of Addabbo’s infection control policy.
Prepares the patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating and draping the patient.
Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
Completes dental prophylaxis by removal of calculus deposits, strains from teeth and from beneath gingival margins.
Conducts full mouth periodontal probing as requested by the dentist.
Takes x-rays on patients under his or her schedule.
Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums, using probes to locate the periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession, exposing and developing radiographic studies.
Applies fluoride varnish, especially to children, to prevent decays.
Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations, cleaning and polishing removable appliances, placing, carving and finishing restorations, removing cement from crowns and bridges.
Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs, oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions, providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital sign, medical/dental histories, charting in patient records.
Must follow the HIPAA rules
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
Ensures operation of dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies.
Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies.
Be able to represent the center at communities’ health fair or any related fairs.
Minimum of two years’ experience as a Dental Hygienist
Graduate from an accredited Dental Hygiene School
New York State Registered Dental Hygienist required
Summary of benefits(For FT/PT Employees):
Paid-Time-Off- Sick, Vacation, Holidays, Personal accruals
403(b)Retiring plan(FT only)
If interested, please send your Resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with Dental Hygienist in the subject line.