Dental Hygienist
Job ID: R0035937 | Allied Health Specialist | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The UVA Medical Center is seeking a Dental Hygienist to be responsible for providing preventative and therapeutic dental hygiene services to patients of the Medical Center. The Hygienist will ensure the instruments are cleaned and sterilized per manufacturers' and infection control standards after each patient use.

Duties Include:
  • Performing oral prophylaxis for patients by removing calcareous deposits and stains from teeth and by scaling tartar accumulations from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
  • Applying fluoride to teeth to aid in the prevention of cavities.
  • Applying medicaments to gums and between teeth of patients.
  • Educating patients about the etiology, pathogenesis and management of periodontal disease.
  • Exposing, developing and mounting intra-oral and extra-oral radiographs used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Cleaning and sterilizing instruments and equipment throughout the day. Cleaning and sanitizing the operatory after each patient.
  • Reviewing the patient's health history form and requests update when necessary.
  • Reviewing the patient's medical history and oral condition and notingchanges and extent of prophylaxis on the chart to provide the dentist with information for more complete diagnosis and subsequent treatment as needed.
  • Determining if medication is needed prior to treatment and asking if patient has pre-medicated. Asking patients about any allergies that they might have.
  • Requisitioning supplies and equipment and maintaining a well-stocked operatory.
  • Maintaining clinic appearance and monitoring area for any safety violation.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
  • 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Licensed to practice as a Dental Hygienist by the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Health Professions Board of Dentistry.
  • American Heart Association (AHA) Healthcare Provider BLS certification required.

Job requires sitting/standing for prolonged periods, frequently bending/stooping/walking, steps) and reaching (overhead, extensive, repetitive). Proficient communicative, auditory and visual skills. Attention to detail and ability to write legibly. Ability to lift/push/pull <20 lbs. May be exposed to fumes, chemicals, vibrations, humidity, radiation, noise, blood/body fluids and infectious disease.

Position Compensation Range: $31.35 - $50.16 Hourly

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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