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DENTAL HYGIENIST - RED LAKE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SERVICES

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

DENTAL HYGIENIST

RED LAKE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH SERVICES

OPEN: September 10, 2013

CLOSING: September 27, 2013

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

Dental Hygienist will perform advanced prophylactic and preventive dental procedures in the treatment of patients. Responsible for assisting the Red Lake Dental Personnel in providing dental services for patients at the Red Lake Hospital. Full-time position with benefits package. Salary; DOQ.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse

• Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)

• Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth

• Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)

• Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;

(e.g., toothbrushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)

• Counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health

• Making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)

• Complete documentation and office management activities

• Other related projects and tasks as assigned

EDUCATION/WORK EXPERIENCE:

• Minnesota Dental Hygienist License

• Contingent upon passing a UA and background check

To Apply: Submit copies of Diploma and License to Practice with Application (resumes w/application) to Red Lake Human Resources Department - P.O. Box 546, Red Lake, MN 56671 - (218) 679-1847 * (218) 679-4176 Fax.

 

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