The Dental Hygienist provides direct patient care under the general supervision of the dentist and performs other clinical and clerical functions independently of direct supervision. Serves as dental hygienist planning and administering a hospital-wide preventive dentistry program. Performs oral prophylaxis on inpatients and outpatients. Screens patients' health histories to detect conditions requiring modification of treatment plans. Provides preventive dentistry instruction to inpatients and outpatients. Examines the oral cavity of each patient and notes any abnormal pathology. Assists a dentist by performing such activities as suctioning and passing instruments in cases where a dentist needs an assistant and one is not available. Maintains a clean, organized operatory free of unnecessa
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