Due to rapid expansion in all of our clinics, we are offering a $3,000 sign on bonus. We are eager to be able to continue to serve clients in our service areas and need you to make this happen! Full and part time positions are available.
The Compass Health Dental Hygienist performs professional dental care in the field of dental hygiene including all related clinical procedures. The main purpose of the Dental Hygienist role is to ensure the delivery of quality dental services and to eliminate oral disease through preventive education, early intervention and comprehensive dental care. Positively influence healthy behaviors through outreach programs within our communities. Compass Health Network team members enjoy a collaborative team environment, and competitive benefits, including performance incentives.
Provides oral prophylaxis including instruction for proper home care techniques for oral hygiene. Provides oral screening and evaluation of patients regarding caries detection, periodontal pathology, medical history, exposing, processing and mounting of radiographs. Provides supra and sub-gingival scaling and curettage, root planning, and procedures involving team periodontal surgical techniques.
Performs duties where qualified, as delegated by dentist and governed by state law. Primarily responsible for the initiation and maintenance of the dental prevention and dental education program.
Maintains patient’s record of treatment. Assists patients in completing medical history statements. Records oral conditions of teeth and surrounding tissues, progress and therapy notes, appointments, and the number of patients treated and type of treatment administered.
Exposes and processes radiographs on patients including bitewing, periapical, occlusal, and panoramic X-ray. Selects type of radiograph that will be necessary for patient’s mouth.
Responsible for the cleaning and sterilization of instruments and disinfecting equipment and work areas. Maintains a number of recurring reports, including those concerning patients, materials and equipment. Assists the rest of the dental team in expediting patient care whenever possible.
Presents lectures and demonstrations in oral health care to various patient groups. Seeks professional continuing education in order to improve or maintain knowledge, skills and abilities in order to provide efficient, effective and appropriate dental care to patients.
*sign-on bonus is prorated when working less than 40 hours per week.
Dental Hygienist in the state of Missouri required
Compass Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and an E-Verify participant.