The University of Minnesota’s Boynton Health Dental Clinic is seekinga part-time (32 hours/week) Dental Hygienist.
General Statement of Responsibilities:
This position has primary responsibility of assisting dentists in all phases of patient care.
Work with students and other members of the University community and their families to obtain and maintain their optimum oral health.
Assists dentists in examining, treating, and caring for dental patients.
Prepares the patient for the dentist and lays out required instruments and supplies.
May give partial or complete prophylactic care and treatment to dental patients.
Examines and cleans teeth.
Treats gums and cares for other oral conditions in accordance with the instructions of a dentist.
Instructs patients in oral and dental hygiene.
May perform a preliminary examination of the oral cavity and surrounding structures.
Sterilizes and cares for dental instruments, supplies and medications.
Requisitions needed supplies.
Makes dietary analysis, salivary analysis and prepares smears.
Takes digital radiographs.
Make impressions and dental study models.
Establishes maintenance schedule for dental patients.
Maintains dental equipment in operatory and clinic in accordance with assigned schedules.
Assists with dental recall.
Process dental radiographs.
Administers local anesthetic and / or nitrous oxide analgesia (in accordance with treatment plan approved by a supervising dentist).
Completes referral documentation information to dental or medical specialists as directed by a supervising dentist.
Reviews patient medical and dental histories follow up on the information provided as needed
Graduation from an accredited course in dental hygiene.
Successful completion of courses in the administration of nitrous oxide analgesia and local anesthesia (in accordance with the rules established by the MN Board of Dentistry).
Experience with computers
License and / or Certification requirements:
Dental Hygiene license and registration for the State of Minnesota.
Fifty continuing education credits every two years to include: five continuing education credits regarding infection control, bloodborne pathogens, or related material every two years
Internal Number: 328092
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