Grace Health is looking for a dedicated team-member to provide preventive, educational and therapeutic dental hygiene services to all dental patients.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: (This list is not all inclusive.)

  1. Provides preventive, educational and therapeutic dental hygiene services to all dental patients of Grace Health, under the general supervision of a dentist and consistent with Michigan’s Dental Practice Act.
  2. Seats and dismisses patients.
  3. Assists with maintenance, cleaning, set-up and sterilization of equipment and supplies when possible.
  4. Assists with inventory and ordering of supplies.
  5. Assists dentist as needed.
  6. Maintains current and accurate dental records for each patient.
  7. Although each position has its own unique duties and responsibilities, please refer to the policy on Job Descriptions for details that apply to every position.
  8. Participates in OSHA compliance and monitoring
  9. Practices universal precautions.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of examination, diagnostic, and operatory procedures.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Skill in performing a variety of treatments and procedures as allowed by statute.
  • Skill in maintaining dental records.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining working relationships with patients, dental staff and the public.
  • Ability to maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to read, understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

Education: High school diploma or GED. Graduation from an accredited school of dental hygiene

Experience: One year of experience, preferably in a dental office setting

Licensure: Licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist

Certification: Certification in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide preferred, Current BCLS certification