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Job Title: DENTAL HYGIENIST
Job Code: 4052
Job Level: F2
Revised Date: 07/01/2015
Supervisory Responsibility: No
General Description of the Job Class
Participate in the dental treatment of patients by performing dental prophylaxis, applying topical fluorides, examining teeth and instructing patients on proper dental care; take and develop radiographs.
Duties and Responsibilities of this Level
*Participate in the dental treatment of patients by performing dental prophylaxis, applying topical fluorides, examining teeth, and assisting dentist with procedures as required; set up instruments and other equipment. *Instruct patients on proper dental care and proper diet for good oral health. *Take, develop and mount radiographs; trace radiographs required for corrective treatment. *Maintain records on dental status of patients and services rendered. *Clean and sterilize instruments; requisition supplies as required. *Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires completion of an approved dental hygiene program and certification as a dental hygienist.
None required beyond above education/training.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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