Dental Hygienist

This position is responsible for providing clinical services to adults and children including prophylaxis, scaling, root planning, and soft tissue curettage. This position works closely with the dental care team and consults regularly with dentists on individual patient needs.

Essential job duties:

  • Performs fluoride applications
  • Provides nitrous oxide, high speed polishing, and denture relines, as licensure permits and as needs
  • Provides patients and their families with instruction on oral hygiene, oral disease prevention, and post-operative instructions
  • Communicates a variety of dental health services including case management and referral to available community resources and the coordination of those resources
  • Offers technical assistance and advice and recommends and implements process improvements

Education and experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program, one year of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current license to practice dental hygiene issued by the State of Oregon
  • EDPH permit
  • BLS/CPR certified


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