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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 10/10/2016
University of Kentucky
JOB DESCRIPTIONJOB 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*
Associate s degree plus 3-4 years dental hygiene experience; experience in working with computerized clinical patient management software.
DEADLINE TO APPLY
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.