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Dental Hygienist 


Job Summary

Under the supervision of a licensed Dentist, the Dental Hygienist will perform direct patient care and administrative support to the Dental Director within their scope of practice. All duties and responsibilities will be performed in accordance with the Yellowhawk mission and vision statement.

Essential Job Functions

  1. Establish and maintain respectful and professional relationships with patients and serve their needs with direct patient care and by assisting the dental team in providing excellent customer service.
  2. Establish and maintain respectful and professional relationships with all members of the dental team and all Yellowhawk Tribal Health Center (YTHC) employees.
  3. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, setting up and cleaning up of equipment for patient treatment, providing routine oral prophylactic care, scaling and root planing, application of fluoride treatment; administering topical and local anesthetic, placing pit and fissure sealants, administering nitrous oxide as permitted, obtaining radiographs of diagnostic quality, and developing treatment plans with the assistance of the dentist.
  4. Takes alginate impressions as needed.
  5. Provides instructions and education to patients on all aspects of preventative oral care, brushing, and flossing techniques.
  6. Accurately records and codes appointment information using dental software.
  7. Strictly follows all sterilization protocols.
  8. Works directly with the Dental Director on job performance improvements, work assignments, and scheduling days off.
  9. Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduate from an Accredited Dental Hygiene School
  2. Current State of Oregon Dental Hygiene License
  3. Current and ongoing CPR certification
  4. Word processing and computer experience with skills sufficient to maintain records as required.
  5. Must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurance requirements to operate General Services Administration vehicles
  6. Must submit to and pass a reference and criminal background check.
  7. Must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
  8. Must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. One (1) year successful experience as Dental Hygienist
Closing Date Open Until Filled  
Supervised By Dental Director  
Salary $54,780 - $82,212 annual  
EOE Statement No employee or job applicant shall be discriminated against in the pursuit of employment due to Race, Color, Religion, Sex or National Origin or any other category protected by law, except as provided by the Indian Preference Act under Title 25, of the U.S.C.  

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