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Part-Time Hygienist – Robbinsdale – Community Dental Care (MN) – Robbinsdale, MN

Community Dental Care, a non-profit whose mission is to provide culturally sensitive community oral health care, preventive education and professional training, and to advocate for access to all, seeks a great part-time Hygienist to join our team at our Robbinsdale location.

OPEN SHIFTS:

Wednesday 7:20am-4:30pm

Friday 7:20am-2:00pm

Let us know if you are available for one or both of these shifts.

Community Dental Care is devoted to keeping patient and employees safe. In response to COVID-19, we are continually updating our already robust infection protocols to include the latest CDC, OSHA, and Board of Dentistry requirements and recommendations.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Hygienist assists the dentist in providing oral health to patients by cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth. Takes and processes X-rays. Records evaluation of mouth conditions and extent of prophylaxis on dental chart to provide dentist with information for more complete diagnoses and subsequent treatment if needed. Provides the patient with ongoing preventive oral care through patient education, treatment and reinforcement of the doctor’s treatment plan. Adheres to all required OSHA and health regulations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete prophylaxis to include scaling, root planning and polishing of restorations
  • Preliminary charting of oral cavity and surrounding structures; to include case histories, perform initial and periodic
  • examinations and assessments to determine periodontal status and formulate a dental hygiene treatment plan in coordination with a dentist?s treatment plan
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Etch appropriate enamel surfaces, application and adjustment of pit and fissure sealants
  • Replacement, cementation and adjustment of intact temporary restorations extraorally and intraorally
  • Removal of marginal overhangs
  • Make referrals to dentists, medical doctors, and other practitioners in consultation with a dentist
  • Administer local anesthesia
  • Administer nitrous oxide inhalations analgesia
  • Remove temporary crowns with hand instruments only
  • Fabricate, cement, and adjust temporary restorations
  • Place and remove matrix bands
  • Call and confirm appointments for the following day during down time
  • Make recall phone calls during down time

**Additional or different duties may be assigned from time to time or on a regular basis

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Proficiency in a second language preferred
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse, limited-English or non-English speaking patients preferred
  • Knowledge of updated OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrated expertise in dental software
  • Understand and perform each essential duty satisfactorily
  • Registered Dental Hygienists license (RDH)
  • Ability to quickly adapt within a constantly changing work environment

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:

  • Required current licenses/certifications: RDH license, CPR/AED Certificate

COMPETENCIES:

  • Able to “get along” with fellow staff members and treat all with respect and courtesy
  • Works well in teams of co-workers
  • Can accept constructive criticism
  • Desire and ability to work well with the public
  • Ability to explain instructions to others with less technical knowledge
  • Organized, motivated, committed and self-directed
  • Positive attitude about the practice, the services and the products sold
  • Outstanding verbal skills that reflects well on the practice
  • Understands concepts regarding duties and responsibilities
  • Dependable job attendance and can be relied on to follow through with assigned tasks

MINIMUM SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of updated OSHA regulations and overview knowledge of federal and state labor laws regulations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Skilled at multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to work independently
  • Excellent rapport and working relationships with staff
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Mature and responsible with an enthusiastic work ethic
  • Experience in working with culturally diverse, limited-English or non-English speaking patients preferred
  • Able to perform First Aid procedures when necessary

Source: Indeed.com
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