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Dental Hygienist

Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Our nonprofit organization's mission is to build stronger communities and improve health outcomes for West Tennessee families. Licensed hygienists play a vital role in helping us to fulfill our mission. Our dental hygienist's role includes but not limited to:

  • 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
  • taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)
  • teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
  • (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing, and nutritional counseling)
  • counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health
  • making impressions of patient's teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
  • performing documentation and office management activities
  • traveling to low-income communities, senior centers, community centers, church groups to provide on-site services
  • be a great team player
  • have a warm and compassionate heart to help others
    We offer an excellent salary and some benefits. We are looking to fill this role immediately and new graduates are also encouraged to apply. Please send your resumes to sblue@helpinghandstn.com.

Keywords: HELPING HANDS OF MIDDLE & WEST TENNESSEE, Jackson , Dental Hygienist, Other , Jackson, Tennessee

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