This position will be under the direct supervision of a qualified dentist to perform the following: 1) Review and revise patient histories and to record patient's vital signs; 2) Help to acquaint patients with preventive oriented practice philosophy; 3) Chart existing restorations on new patients, as well as the existence of clinical, present disease; 4) Perform thorough oral prophylaxes (cleanings) on scheduled patients which include proper use of ultrasonic cleaning devises, scaling instruments, polishing and flossing; 5) Educate, motivate, and reinforce proper rationale and methods of plaque removal and control, with appropriate nutritional guidance as well; 6) Apply topical fluorides and occlusal sealants on indicated patients; 7) Make appropriate study models on indicated patients; 8) Explain treatment alternatives to patients; 9) Record specific treatment performed on patient chart, as well as other patient information as needed; 10) Expose, process, and mount necessary x-rays; 11) Aid in chairside assisting as necessary; 12) Handle sharpening, sterilizations, and maintenance of all instruments and equipment; and 13) Help to reconfirm and appoint patients. Escort patients to and from operatories; Clean and disinfect operatories between patient visits; keep operatories well supplied with necessary materials; help to maintain and manage patient recall system; aid with front desk duties if necessary; and participate in all staff meetings.
Special Instructions To Application:
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write 'see resume' on your application when completing the job duties section.
If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
Licensed to practice as a Dental Hygienist in the State of North Carolina.
Full time or Part time: Part Time
Position Location (city): Ahoskie
Position Number: 400316
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Division of Health Sciences is the largest and most complex division within the University, employing more than 900 EHRA employees and 1,700 SHRA employees. The Division is composed of numerous Centers, Institutes, and agencies such as East Carolina Heart Institute and Eastern Area Health Education Center, the Colleges of Allied Health Sciences, Nursing, the Brody School of Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Laupus Health Science Library. In addition to the Academic and Administrative responsibilities of the division, the four professional schools provide clinical services throughout eastern North Carolina in a variety of settings and venues. The School of Dental Medicine is composed of ten administrative offices and four academic departments. The Administrative units include the Offices of the Dean, Vice Dean, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Associate Dean for Extramural Clinical Practices, Assistant Dean for Dental Education and Informatics, Assistant Dean for Educational Support and Faculty Development, Assistant Dean for Academic Success and the Assistant Dean for Business Operations and Financial Affairs. The four academic departments are Surgical Sciences, Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, General Dentistry and Foundational Sciences. Included in the mission of the School of Dental Medicine is to educate dental care providers (both dental students and dental residents) and to address the oral health care needs of the underserved population of North Carolina. The School of Dental Medicine meets these missions by operating dental clinics that provide both educational experiences for the dental students and residents and provides dental care to the residents of North Carolina. These clinics occur in both Ross Hall in Greenville, North Carolina, as well as Community Service Learning Centers located throughout North Carolina. In order to operate these clinics, appropriate dental auxiliaries and clinical staff are needed.
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