Part-Time and Full-Time Dental Hygienist **$1,000 Sign On Bonus**

Dental · Lawrence, Kansas
Department Dental
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $61,000-$85,000

Job title

Dental Hygienist

Reports to

Chief Dental Officer


Job purpose

The Dental Hygienist is responsible for providing a full range of oral hygiene services and education to Heartland Health Center patient panel. This position will require OSHA training and will be subject to blood and other bodily fluids. In accordance with HIPAA regulations, this position requires full access to Protected Health Information (PHI). Such disclosure is necessary to perform the requirements of the job.  Confidentiality of PHI must be maintained. The Dental Hygienist has a key role in expanding the development of an integrated health care model for Heartland Community Health Center.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Preventative and rehabilitative caries control and periodontal services:
    1. Routine prophylaxis and topical application
    2. Apply SDF as needed
    3. Use ART technique to place interim restorations as needed
    4. Scale and Root Planning
    5. Remove overhangs of filling materials
    6. Properly expose, process and mount oral radiographs
    7. Polish restorations
    8. May use local anesthetic for procedures as needed
  • Promote an atmosphere of good dental and general health by demonstrating good personal oral hygiene
  • Educate patients on techniques of flossing, brushing, overall oral health, and the role of the dental care team
  • Clean and sterilize instruments appropriately
  • Follow infection control protocols and standard operating procedures
  • Complete required daily, monthly, and annual equipment maintenance
  • Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Lab duties include pour and trim models and fabricating trays
  • Remove the biohazard trash as needed
  • Answer patient inquiries related to pain and/or medications
  • Perform all duties in accordance with OSHA regulations
  • Is attentive to patient needs
  • Attend meetings as required (Joint Staff, Department, etc.)
  • Completes assigned trainings in timely manner
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Use safety precautions to protect patient and self

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent is required
  • Graduation from a certified RDH program
  • Current Kansas License



  • Flexible work schedules offered
    • Hours are determined under the direction of the Chief Dental Officer
    • Hours are approximate and may be altered by supervisor(s) as needed

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    Lawrence, Kansas
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