Dental Hygienist in Buffalo , Blasdell, NY


Neighborhood Health Center Posted: 2023-01-18

Buffalo , Blasdell, NY 14207

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Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) is GROWING & actively seeking a Dental Hygienist ([positions available at our Blasdell, Mattina & Northwest locations). The successful candidate for this position will enjoy working in a fast paced environment with a diverse group of individuals. At NHC a Hygienist provides direct patient care, provides support to Dentists and performs a wide range of dental services as permitted by state law and within range of the hygienist's experience. Bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:
- Provides direct patient care including dental prophylaxis, examinations, topical fluoride applications, dental sealants, as well as scaling and root planning
- Provides patient education related to oral hygiene and dental health
- Sets up and operates all dental equipment/medical equipment
- Performs radiology testing as required including panoramics and bitewings.
- Cleans and disinfects dental operatory per clinic protocols.
- Communicates openly and appropriately with patients and families.
- Maintains patient treatment records per clinic protocols and regulatory bodies.
- Performs all other patient services as permitted under state law.

Requirements:
- Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program.
- Must possess a current NYS Professional Dental Hygiene license and CPR certification.
- Minimum of one (1) year experience in a general dental practice setting.
- Outstanding “bedside manners”: patient-centric with empathy, excellent active listening and communication skills, engaging and efficient
- Outstanding clinical capabilities and judgment
- Passionate about providing high quality primary health care to low-income, undeserved residents and those lacking access to health care

Employment Highlights:
• No weekends
• No overnights
• Generous Paid Time Off
• Comprehensive Benefits Package

Neighborhood Health Center is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). FQHCs are required to comply with the governor's recent mandate requiring hospital and nursing home workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. You will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination if an offer of employment is made. The vaccine mandate applies to all personnel employed or affiliated with a covered entity, including volunteers and students. Only a limited medical exemption remains for qualifying individuals.

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