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Health Partnership Clinic Dental Hygienist in Olathe, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12079903

Position Summary

Under the direct supervision of the Chief Dental Officer, deliver the full range of hygiene services and hygiene education possible per the individual clinician’s scope of practice to HPC patients.

HPC employs a team-based approach to care delivery for all patients. Clinical staff work with their team to effectively use huddles at the start of each clinic day, utilize standing orders when applicable, use evidence-based approaches to patient-care such as teaching self-management to patients, emphasize seamless care coordination for all patients, strive to understand the vulnerable populations served, and adjust services to fit patient needs. Upon hire, all staff receives orientation regarding benefits of the HPC team-based approach to population health.

Duties and Responsibilities:

+ Provide preventive and rehabilitative caries control and periodontal services, as assigned by the treatment plan.

+ Provide routine prophylaxis and topical application to all eligible patients.

+ Provide scaling, when calculus is present.

+ Provide root planning, when tooth surface is rough.

+ Remove overhangs of filling materials.

+ Polish restorations.

+ Use local anesthetic for procedures, when a licensed dentist is present.

+ Provide preliminary charting of all head and neck pathology.

+ Chart all existing caries and restorations, missing teeth and prostheses.

+ Indicate all pockets over 3mm.

+ Perform complete head and neck exams, including soft tissue pathology.

+ Properly expose oral radiographs.

+ Take necessary safety precautions to protect patient from unnecessary radiation.

+ Conduct oral health education.

+ Provide chair side instruction in plaque control and/or diet counseling.

+ Bring to the attention of all patients and/or guardians the benefits of fluoride in all forms.

+ Perform allowed services under proper supervision per Extended Care Permit regulations, by a licensed Dentist in the State of Kansas, is required.

+ Other job duties as assigned.