Dental Hygienist

The Registered Dental Hygienist directs oral hygiene care for KPDCP members including comprehensive prevention, maintenance, therapeutic dental treatment and/or restorative services. The RDH educates members of their oral status, motivating them to achieve and maintain optimum oral health.
Essential Functions:
? Provide direct patient oral hygiene care for program members, including comprehensive prevention, maintenance, and/or therapeutic dental treatment restorative services.
? Data collection and documentation pertaining to patients' oral health in compliance with policy and procedure.
? Provide oral hygiene instruction and education.
? Maintain a work area appropriate to a clinical environment in compliance with environmental health and safety standards.
? Support other office functions during down time, ensuring a level of cooperation and positive work environment.
? Performs other duties as requested.
Basic Qualifications:
Experience
? N/A
Education
? Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program with a minimum of an associate's degree in applied science.
License, Certification, Registration
? Current Oregon OR Washington Dental Hygiene license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
? Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
? National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
? Local anesthesia endorsement (Oregon Dental Hygiene license only - this endorsement is included in the Washington State Dental Hygiene license) required upon hire/transfer.
? Alloy polishing credentials.
? Denture relines credentials.
? Place and finish restoration credentials.
? Nitrous oxide credentials and equipment knowledge.
? Required by state of Washington.
Additional Requirements:
? X-ray equipment - Daily.
? Ultrasonic scalers - Daily for deposit removal.
? Handpieces - Daily for polishing teeth and fillings.
Preferred Qualifications:
? One (1) year of clinical experience.
? Pit & fissure experience.
? Local anesthesia experience.
? Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment.
? Basic computer skills.

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