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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

Company
University of Kentucky
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
RE08363
AJE Ref #
575961358
Location
Lexington, KY
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Associates Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB SUMMARY

The person in this position will provide direct patient care, including performing prophylaxis, polishing, periodontal maintenance, scaling and root planning, patient assessment of hard and soft tissues and periodontal exams. Apply fluoride foam and varnish and sealants as ordered by dentist. Provides home care assessment and oral health instructions.

Provide clinical support through disinfection, set-up and breakdown of clinical operator, instrument sharpening and equipment maintenance. Prepares and transports instruments for sterilization.

Update patient s medical history and medications. Records vital signs at each visit. Documents treatment performed and enters procedures in the clinical patient management software. Schedules patient for return appointments.

SKILLS / KNOWLEDGE / ABILITIES

Must have excellent clinical dental hygiene skills, and ability to work with mentally, medically and physically complex patients.

DOES THIS POSITION HAVE SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES*
No

PREFERRED EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Associate s degree plus 3-4 years dental hygiene experience; experience in working with computerized clinical patient management software.

DEADLINE TO APPLY
08/29/2016

PRE-EMPLOYMENT INFORMATION

The University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. Any candidate offered this position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.