Marin Community Clinics

  • Registered Dental Hygienist

    Type
    Per Diem
    Location
    US-CA-Novato
    Category
    Dental Support (DA, RDA)
  • Overview

    The Registered Dental Hygienist supports Marin Community Clinics Dental department.

    Work schedules:

    8:00am to 5:00pm

     

     

    Work days:

    Monday and Tuesday

     

    Work location: Novato Dental Clinic

    Candidates that wish to work evening and weekend shifts receive 10% pay differential

    Eligible for 403b pension plan benefit + match.

     

     

    Responsibilities

     

    • 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

     

    Qualifications

    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

     

     

     

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