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Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Dental Hygienist Durant Dental in Durant, Oklahoma

Dental Hygienist Durant Dental

Description

Job Summary: The dental hygienist provides clinical and educational services under the general direction and supervision of a dentist; however, the hygienist may exercise independent judgment in deciding what treatment best suits the patients’ needs. The dental hygienist is required to be flexible, resourceful, and adaptable in order to motivate each individual on their oral hygiene needs.

Primary Tasks:

  • Performs chair side prophylaxis, full mouth debridement, sub gingival scaling and root planning by using hand instruments, and ultrasonic devices.

  • Observes, reports, and charts all oral conditions and periodontal problems by examining the patients’ teeth, mouth, throat, and pharynx.

  • Places temporary restorations, desensitizing agents, sealants, remove sutures, and change periodontal dressings.

  • Educates patients on proper brushing and flossing technique, nutritional and dietary counseling for control of dental disease, tobacco counseling, and care of removable appliances and bridges.

  • Administers anesthesia and medications such as topical anesthetic, local anesthetic, topical fluoride gel, topical fluoride varnish, and may administer nitrous oxide as needed.

  • Reviews patient dental history, medical history, medications, chart, and radiographs before initiating treatment.

  • Practices infection control standards as set forth by company policy and procedures.

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

Physical Requirements: Light work involves lifting no more than 20 pounds at a time with frequent lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds. Even though the weight lifted may be very little, a job is in this category when it requires a good deal of walking or standing, or when it involves sitting most of the time with some pushing and pulling of arm or leg controls. To be considered capable of performing a full or wide range of light work, you must have the ability to do substantially all of these activities. If someone can do light work, we determine that he or she can also do sedentary work, unless there are additional limiting factors such as loss of fine dexterity or inability to sit for long periods of time.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

MINIMUM

  • Associate degree from an accredited dental hygiene program and valid state license.

  • Ability to treat patients with periodontal disease.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and be able to establish good rapport with patients of all ages.

  • Must be able to communicate well with patients and providers about the treatment plan.

  • 1-2 years clinical experience.

TARGET

  • Associate degree from an accredited dental hygiene program and valid state license.

  • Ability to treat patients with advanced periodontal disease and provide detailed education on managing the disease as well as its prevention.

  • Must be able to adapt to the individual patient needs in order to motivate them to achieve good oral health and habits.

  • Must possess the ability to identify and communicate any recommended changes in the treatment plan with the patient as well as other providers to ensure patient has the best possible care.

  • 3 years clinical experience.

Job Health Care Services

Primary Location OK-Durant

Work Locations Durant Regional Medical Clinic 1801 Chukka Hina Durant 74701

Organization Health

Schedule Regular

Full-time

Day Job

Req ID: 20004876

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