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Dental Hygienist (Brookville& Freeport) P/T 14 hrs

Dental Hygienist (Brookville& Freeport) P/T 14 hrs

Dental Hygienist Brookville/Freeport locations up to 14hrs per week

The Dental Hygienist facilitates delivery of dental services by the dentist for Advantage Care patients.

Qualifications:

  • Associates degree from an accredited college or university in dental hygiene required; bachelor’s degree preferred
  • New York State licensure required; basic life support certification
  • Familiarity serving persons with developmental disabilities, developmental delays or disabilities desirable
  • Strong ability to support busy dental teaching program serving OPWDD population as well as developmentally delayed children required
  • Strong oral, written and organizations skills required
  • Knowledge of  Medicaid preferred.

Primary duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • performs dental prophylaxis on cooperative patients;
  • cleans calcareous deposits, accretions and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums using dental instruments;
  • feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer;
  • feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease;
  • examines gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease;
  • applies fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay;
  • charts conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist;
  • makes impressions for study casts;
  • may remove sutures and dressings;
  • may place and remove rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations;
  • may place, carve, and finish amalgam restorations;
  • may remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth;
  • may provide clinical services and health education or desensitization programs to improve and maintain oral health of children and adults that are mentally retarded, developmentally delayed or disabled;
  • may conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist
  • monitors and distributes dental products.
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