Healthcare Network is seeking a Dental Hygienist to join our team. Since 1977, our private non-profit Federally Qualified Health Centers have broken barriers to provide healthcare to our neighbors in need. Today, we proudly serve as a medical and dental home to approximately 50,000 patients throughout Collier County!
Our pediatric dental team is responsible for providing dental services to nearly 2/3 of the children of Collier County through the Ronald McDonald Mobile Unit program where we go into elementary schools and take care of our youth.
As a patient-centered medical home, Healthcare Network is a resource for prevention, wellness and quality healthcare. Committed to treating the whole person in both mind and body throughout the life cycle our services include family care, children's care ,HIV/AIDS treatment, senior care, women's care, dental care, pharmacy and integrated behavioral health. We are accredited by the Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Care (AAAHC) and are certified by AAAHC as a medical and dental home.Healthcare Network is accredited by AAAHC and certified as a Federally Qualified Health Center by HRSA.
Hygienists are committed to improving the oral health of patients through delivery of periodontal therapies and promotion of dental health. Candidates must be enthusiastic about their work, and willing to provide the highest level of care at all times.
Responsibilities and Standards
Performs direct patient care procedures
Clean calculus and plaque deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums using dental instruments
Feel and visually examine soft tissue for sores and signs of disease
Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by a dentist
Detects disease by completing oral cancer screenings
Apply desensitizing agents, fluorides, and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay
Examine gums using probes to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions
Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening and sterilizing instruments
Administer topical anesthetic agents including topical benzocaine and/or Oraqix
Complete a periodontal probing chart when providing a prophylaxis, a full mouth debridement, or a scaling and root planing procedure
Administer local anesthesia including infiltrations and IAN blocks for scaling and root planing appointments
Place sealants on permanent molars
Properly take digital X-rays of diagnostic quality
Conduct oral health education for community groups to augment services of a dentist
Knowledge of dental terminology
Demonstrate understanding of all OSHA and HIPAA requirements and infection control procedures
Protect patient confidentiality per policies and procedures
Attend continuing education seminars and classes
Efforts are generally responsive to work flow, must be able to work independently and prioritize work on a daily or weekly basis, subject to occasional reprioritization by others.
May be required to perform the duties of other employees, including supervisors/managers, in their absence.
May be required to perform duties and responsibilities not listed in this description, on a temporary or long-term basis.
Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school
Licenses and Certifications:
A current Florida license to practice dental hygiene
Local anesthesia certification
Able to communicate with patients, all staff, and others clearly and effectively
Bilingual skills are desirable
Understanding of and ability to use the Electronic Dental Record (Umbie and Dexis)
Internal Number: 00002
About Healthcare Network
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All roads lead to Healthcare Network, and it’s a destination with outstanding employee benefits. Explore careers with Healthcare Network and join a passionate team making healthcare accessible to everyone. Since 1977, Healthcare Network has broken barriers to provide healthcare to our neighbors in need. Today, our private non-profit Federally Qualified Health Centers proudly serve as a medical and dental home to approximately 50,000 patients throughout Collier County! As we support Collier County residents on their healthcare journey, we’ll need dedicated team members to assist us in our mission to provide quality healthcare accessibly to everyone in our community.