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Dental Hygienist I

Company: Texas State Job Bank
Location: Denton
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job/Position DescriptionDental Hygienist IPerforms professional cleaning, scaling and polishing of teeth according to the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners standards. In addition to cleaning, scaling, and polishing teeth, the dental hygienist develops and teaches a dental health program designed to prevent dental disease and improve quality of life. Work requires ability to evaluate clinical findings, medical history and previous medical/dental records and integrate that information into a plan for excellent dental hygiene. Appropriately identifies and refers abnormal dental conditions to licensed dentist director. Exposes, develops and mounts dental X-rays. Accurately documents record of services rendered. Provides infection control by using sterilized instruments and applying standard precautions for all dental procedures. Works under general supervision and with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works with persons who may have multiple physical, developmental, and behavioral disabilities which act as barriers to routine dental care. Works on dental desensitization plans. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.Essential Job FunctionsAttends work on a regular basis and may be required to work a specific shift schedule or, at times, even a rotating schedule, extended shift and/or overtime in accordance with agency leave policy and performs other duties as assigned.Provides professional cleaning, scaling and polishing of teeth according to Texas State Board of Dental Examiners standards. Evaluates clinical findings, medical history and previous medical/dental records and integrates the information into a plan for excellent dental hygiene. Provides infection control by using sterilized instruments and applying standard precautions for all dental hygiene procedures. Documents record of services rendered accurately and without omission. Applies preventive dental care treatment drugs to surface tissues and exposed surfaces of teeth. Exposes, develops, and mounts both physical and digital dental X-rays. Develops and teaches a dental health program designed to prevent dental disease and improve the quality of life for persons served. Identifies and refers all abnormal conditions to licensed dental director. Provide treatment to HHS employees injured in course and scope of employment.Other duties as assigned include but are not limited to actively participating and/or serving in a supporting role to meet the agencyand146;s obligations for disaster response and/or recovery or Continuity of Operations (COOP) activation. Such participation may require an alternate shift pattern assignment and/or location.Registrations, Licensure Requirements or CertificationsLicensed as a Dental Hygienist by the State of Texas.Knowledge Skills AbilitiesKnowledge of dental disease prevention techniques, of dental prophylaxis techniques and procedures, and of public health dental programs.Advanced Skill in the use of dental tools and equipment.Ability to clean and care for human teeth, to instruct patients and Direct Support Staff in the proper care of teeth and gums, and to expose, develop, and mount X rays.Knowledge of OSHA Blood Borne Pathogen Precautions, rules, and regulations related to body fluids and Biomedical Waste handling.Ability to appropriately apply restraints as outlined in the individual's served Annual Rights Assessment completed by the Interdisciplinary Team and/or appropriat https://jobshrportal.hhsc.state.tx.us/ENG/CareerPortal/job_profile.cfm?szOrderID520470 Copy the URL in the preceding sentence to an Internet Explorer browser to apply to the job directly through the Texas Health and Human Services Career Portal.

Keywords: Texas State Job Bank, Denton , Dental Hygienist I, Healthcare , Denton, Texas

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