Dental Hygienist, Scott AFB, IL(Belleville, IL)

COMPANY DESCRIPTION Platinum Business Corporation, provides experienced and committed health care personnel and related health care services to the federal government and private industry. www.platinumcorporation.com JOB DESCRIPTION Outstanding Dental Hygienist Opportunity, Scott AFB, Belleville, IL * Excellent Pay & Benefits Package! * Full Time Position Days, Monday – Friday! * NO Weekends! NO Holidays! NO Call! Note: This position is contingent upon contract award. DUTIES: The duties include but are not limited to the following: * Provide comprehensive oral health and dental hygiene treatment to diverse patient groups with assistance from members of the dental service. * Perform the full range of dental services commensurate with the dental hygienist specialty. Duties include, but are not limited to the following: * Patient Evaluation. Complete an evaluation of every patient and formulate a dental hygiene diagnosis and treatment plan, in collaboration with the dentist and patient. Examine patient’s oral cavity including mouth, throat, and pharynx. Record conditions of teeth and surrounding areas. Refer patients with abnormalities to the dentist. Clinical hygienists usually work alone in a treatment room designed to provide preventive, therapeutic and education services, and work under the supervision of a dentist. * Oral Prophylaxis. Includes seating and draping patients, applying disclosing solution to teeth, supra/subgingival scaling, polishing, cleaning and polishing removable dental appliances worn by patients; and placing pit and fissure sealants on teeth when indicated. Perform the following procedures: • Adult Prophylaxis • Child prophylaxis • Topical Fluoride, Professional Application • Topical Fluoride, Self-Applied, Group • Individual Oral Health Counseling • Group Health Counseling • Periodontal Scaling * Preventive Treatment and Education. Provide preventive treatment and education to promote the values of oral and general health and wellness to support population health strategies. Common activities include dental prophylaxis, hygiene and tissue indices, tobacco cessation counseling, professional topical fluoride treatment, oral health counseling, and application of pit and fissure sealants. Compiles statistical data and written reports on the participation in the preventive dentistry program. * Specialized Treatment. Provide specialized treatment designed to achieve and maintain oral health. Specialized treatment includes scaling and root planing of tooth surfaces, application of local chemotherapeutic agents, control of pain and anxiety, continuous evaluation of the patient’s response to therapy, provision of long-term supportive dental care, and management of medical emergencies. * Insertions and Restorations. Insert and remove temporary fillings; insert and remove temporary crowns and bridges; irrigate and pack dry sockets. * Adjustments and Repairs. Administer smoothing and polishing restorations, cleaning and polishing removable appliances. * Surgical Assistance. Assist in surgically related procedures such as removing sutures, placing periodontal packs, controlling bleeding by direct pressure, performing gingival curettage and giving instructions to patients after deep curettage, removing medications from dry sockets, and retracting oral tissues in surgical procedures. * Periodontist Assistance. Assist periodontist with periodontist patients. * Maintain Medical Records. Maintain medical records in accordance with established clinic procedures. * Dental hygienists function under the indirect or general supervision of a dentist, as defined by the American Dental Association. This requires that a dentist shall diagnose conditions to be treated, personally authorize the procedures, and evaluate the performance of the dental hygienist and provide clinical feedback. * Indirect supervision requir...