The Registered Dental Hygienist supports Marin Community Clinics Dental department.
Work schedules: Sunday's only- 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Work location: Novato
Performs 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.
Takes digital x-rays.
Removes calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth.
Applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g. sealants and fluorides).
Educates patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling).
Counsels patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.
Makes impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs).
Performs documentation and office management activities.
Assist the lead RDA with any of the RDA's allowable duties when needed.
Assist the lead Dentist as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Must hold active California State Registered Dental Hygienist license and CPR.
Have excellent clinical and communication skills.
Proficient in taking digital x-rays.
Dexis software and Dentrix software knowledge a plus.
Ability to communicate via e-mail.
Self-motivated, excellent interpersonal skills.
Team oriented and willing to work in underserved community health setting.