Under general supervision, performs dental hygiene for the care and treatment of dental patients for Denver Health Dental Clinics. Polishes and flosses teeth. Takes and records medical and dental histories and updated personal information in patient's chart. Exposes and develops x-ray film. Greets the patient, making them feel at-ease and comfortable.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Provides dental services for pediatric and pregnant patients at the Family Health Center. Together with clinic staff, develops care coordination and work flow plans with the intent of improving oral health care outcomes. Interviews patients to obtain medical and dental histories. Takes and develops radiographs. Visual inspection of oral cavity for cavities, other hard tissue anomalies and cancer screening. Provision of fluoride and sealant applications. Prophies, scaling and root planing. Provides oral health assessment and education including caries risk assessment, tobacco cessation, dietary counseling, child/adult prophylactic treatment to temporize emergent dental cavities in preparation for restorative care by the dentist. Performance of case management with explanation of effective treatment plans, referral to dental providers as needed and follow-up on treatment plans. Documents patient data in electronic health record and collaborates with health care team to provide dental/medical coordination. Care and management of dental instruments including cleaning and inventory in conjunction with sterile processing team.Works in the Dental Clinic with the dental team. Performs dental care with scaling, root planning procedures. Removal of granulation and degenerated tissue from the periodontal pocket through curettage. Gives local injections as required. Provides preventative measures including the application of fluorides and other recognized topical agents for the prevention of oral disease. Interview patients to obtain medical and dental histories and caries risk assessments. Takes and develops radiographs.
* Graduation from a school of Dental Hygiene accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
* Knowledge of dental hygiene (Required) * Dental Hygienist * IT - HIM (Required) * IT - MICROSOFT (Required) * Ability to function as part of a multi-discipline team. (Required)
* Dental Hygenist (Required) * Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association (Required)
Local Anesthesia permit (required)
Work Type Full time
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, efficient, high-quality academic health care system that is considered a model for the nation. The Denver Health system includes the Rocky Mountain Regional Level I Trauma Center, a 525-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 8 family health centers, 15 school-based health centers, the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, the Denver Public Health Department, an HMO, and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary safety net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided more than $3.3 billion in care for the uninsured in the last ten years. Denver Health is a leader in performance and quality improvements and remains financially secure, in part, due to its nationally recognized implementation of lean principles in healthcare. Denver Health is a major resource to the community, serving approximately 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located just south of downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
"Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class."
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About Denver Health
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation’s leaders in medicine.