Dental Hygienist

in Healthcare Contract

Job Detail

  • Experience Level Mid Level
  • Degree Type High School Diploma / GED
  • Employment Temporary
  • Working Type On Site
  • Salary Type Hourly
  • Industry Healthcare
  • Selling Points

    Long-term position working in a dental clinic.

Job Description


A licensed Dental Hygienist is a member of the dental team responsible for the preventative aspects of oral health care. Licensed Dental Hygienists provide clinical, education and therapeutic services that promote optimal oral health.


  • Provide dental education by reviewing home care, oral hygiene instructions and reviewing treatment plans with the patient.
  • Provide clinical services by exposing radiographs, performing dental cleanings, performing scaling and root planning by administering local anesthesia, dispense fluoride and administer therapeutic agents.
  • Follow and practice all OSHA standards regarding infection control and blood borne pathogens, inspect instruments for sterility, and perform sterilization and operatory disinfection responsibilities before and after each patient.
  • Practice universal precautions.
  • Collect patient and clinical data by reviewing and updating medical history, identifying contradictions and requesting medical clearance as necessary.
  • Performing oral cancer screenings, period assessments and charting dental findings.
  • Set-up and breakdown of operatories and treatment bays before and after each patient.
  • Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling).
  • Adheres to patient privacy policies in accordance with HIPAA.


  • Vocational, Technical or Associate's Degree
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience.
  • Licensure as a Dental Hygienist under the state of Massachusetts. 

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