Dental Hygienist Whitman Walker Clinic

(GayWebSource.com - Gay News & Press Network) - Posted by SeasonsofPride.com Whitman-Walker ClinicWashington, DC

Provides high quality routine dental hygiene care to dental patients at the Clinic, following a patient centered model. Works with the Director of Dental Services, Staff Dentists and the rest of the dental and medical care team to ensure comprehensive, culturally sensitive dental care to all clients of the Clinic

Dental Hygienist Whitman Walker ClinicDental Hygienist Whitman Walker Clinic

Primary Essential Duties
  • Provides routine dental hygiene care to dental patients, including the completion and updating of medical histories , complete periodontal chartings & probing , radiograph taking & processing , and scaling, prophylaxes and root planning.
  • Educates clients with regard to dental hygiene, including creation of treatment and prevention plans to extend care between office visits.
  • Provides outreach to the community, including participation in community education on issues related to HIV and LGBT oral health.
  • Provides assistance during orientation of new volunteer dentists and hygienists.
  • Obtains continuing dental/medical education to include subjects of HIV and LGBT oral health.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Talents Required
  • Self-motivation, flexibility and the ability to provide dental hygiene care in a fast-paced clinic environment.
  • Ability to communicate in an effective and professional manner with patients and staff members.
  • Excellent face to face interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively educate, treat and counsel clients from diverse educational, social and economic backgrounds, including those who may be initially resistant to treatment.
  • Sensitivity to all areas of diversity, including HIV status, race, ethnicity, ability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Knowledge of standard medical and dental office/clinic procedures, including specific knowledge of standards, protocols and ethical guidelines related to the provision of dental hygiene care.
Education and Experience Required
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program or dental school, with licensure in the District of Columbia as a Dental Hygienist.
  • Experience in HIV related dental hygiene preferred.
  • Experience working with an ethnically, culturally and racially diverse work staff preferred; ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required.
  • The above job description is designed to Indicate a general sense of the duties and expectations of this position.
  • It Is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive
  • Inventory of all duties and responsibilities required.
  • As the nature of our business demands change, so too, may the duties and responsibilities of this position.
  • You may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned.
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