The primary purpose of this position is to perform advanced prophylactic dental treatment to patients. The Hygienist instruct patients, individually and in groups, in proper oral hygiene care using materials such as teeth models, displays, disclosing solutions, toothbrushes, and floss. Performs complete oral prophylaxis to include: supragingival and sub-gingival scaling using ultrasonic scaler’s and hand instruments, polishes the teeth with abrasive pastes and rubber cups, and applies topical fluoride treatments. Provides therapeutic and preventive procedures for patients in all classifications of periodontal disease. Provides treatment for patients with advanced periodontal disease complicated by other dental and medical problems. Prepares patients for periodontal surgery by performing deep scaling and root planning therapy. The individual may be working on Fridays and Saturdays in the future. The Hygienist will travel as needed.
Status: Part-Time, Regular
Open Date: On-going
Closing Date: Until Filled
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
WellSpace Health is one of Sacramento’s premier non-profit organizations proudly serving the homeless and underserved community of Sacramento for over 40 years. We offer professional services including: high quality primary health care; family planning; women’s health including OB; immunizations; well child care and testing; diagnosis and treatment; addiction treatment; mental health counseling and pediatric dentistry.
We are a leader in integrated care, blending physical health services with our well-known addiction and mental health treatment. We also offer a range of medical products through community partnerships including our T3 Program (Triage, Transport and Treat) that reduces Emergency Room overcrowding and our Interim Care Program (ICP) that reduces medical relapse following hospital discharge. In 2010 we have opened the first pediatric dentist clinic in the Sacramento area for our community.
Required Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Training, and Licensure):
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