Location: US:PA:Reading Work Type: Full Time FTE: 1.0 Shift: Day Hours: 8
SUMMARY OF POSITION: A dental hygienist is a registered, licensed dental health professional. The Dental Hygienist will work independently or alongside dentists and other dental professionals to provide full oral health care specializing in the treatment and prevention of many oral diseases.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program required. Successful completion of the written National Board Dental Hygiene Examination required. State Licensure required. X-ray Certification required. BLS Certification required. Three (3) years of experience required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES: Medical and Medication knowledge Sterilize Technique knowledge Radiology Safety knowledge Excellent verbal communication skills Ability to work will all ages and special needs patients Knowledge of HIPPA Ability to learn/utilize EMR Ability to multitask in a fast paced environment Ability to assist and take direction from residents, preceptors, and teammates in an academic setting Must be able to perform hygiene procedures for a maximum 8 hour shift, including sitting, standing, bending, lifting less than 50 lbs.
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