The Dental Hygienist has the responsibility of providing preventive, therapeutic, and educational hygiene services for the patient of the University of Chicago Medicine Dental Clinic.
Records periodontal charting in the UCM Dental EHR system.
Examines teeth and surrounding hard and soft tissues for disease, lesions, and other abnormal conditions.
Removes supra and sub gingival soft/hard deposits and stain from the teeth and endosseous dental implants, whenever necessary.
Exposes and processes dental radiographs (intraoral and occlusal).
Provides oral hygiene aids and educates patients on oral hygiene care.
Administers local medicaments to periodontally involved areas, whenever necessary.
Administers anesthetic and nitrous in accordance to licensure guidelines, whenever necessary.
Administers fluoride, whenever necessary.
Records patient vitals, whenever necessary.
Schedules appointments for patients due for their prophylaxis and periodontal maintenance appointments, whenever necessary.
Assists with several aspects of research in patient outcomes assessments that are required for data collection and analysis.
Maintain general office environment. The position requires sitting for extended periods of time, visual acumen, manual dexterity and fingering for instrumentation and computer use.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Knowledge of instruments, aseptic techniques and sterilization procedures required.
Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, students, staff, and patients of UCM Dental Clinic required.
Ability to maintain an effective recall program and maintain a productive environment typical of private practice required.
Intermediate level of experience with computer software such as Excel, Word, and Dental EHR required.
Ability to obtain and record basic medical and dental histories and information and update patient appointment records required.
Education and Experience:
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) Registered Dental Hygienist required.
Certificate of completing 2 years dental hygiene program approved by Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association required.
Passing score on National Dental Hygienist Board Examination, with passing score as defined by the testing entity given by Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations (JCNDE) and has been issued a National Board Certificate required.
Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or American Safety and Health Institute required.
Two years of experience as a dental hygienist, handling administrative tasks, and managing a dental office preferred.
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