Dental Hygienist

Location: Peekskill - Main Street
Job Code: 07-29-2020
# of Openings: 1


Hudson River HealthCare provides the highest quality of comprehensive primary, preventative and behavioral health services to all who see it, regardless of insurance status and ability to pay, especially for the underserved and vulnerable. Hudson River HealthCare (“HRHCare”) is a Federally Qualified, Non-Profit Health Center serving communities in Suffolk, Rockland, Orange, Dutchess, Ulster, Sullivan, Columbia and Westchester County. HRHCare is currently seeking a part-time Dental Hygienist to join our team in Peekskill.

Under general supervision of the dentist, is responsible for providing oral hygiene service and education to adult and pediatric patients. This position will work in close physical proximity with patients and some of the primary responsibilities include removing plaque from and polishing a patient's teeth during routine checkups, screening patients, reviewing a patient's oral health history and teaching appropriate brushing and flossing techniques.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of a Dental Hygienist:

  • Supervises and renders dental hygiene care to patients, which includes but is not limited to, removing calcareous deposits, accretions and stains from the exposed surfaces of the teeth, which begins at the epithelial attachment.

  • Provides adult and child dental prophylaxes as well as full mouth debridement; topical fluoride; dental sealants.

  • Provides full mouth periodontal charting for the supervising dentist to construct a periodontal treatment plan which may also include scaling and root planning provided by the RDH.

  • Places and exposes X-ray films when requested by a supervising dentist.

  • Takes impressions for study casts, removes temporary cement and restorations, or applies rubber dam when requested by a supervising dentist.

  • Other functions allowable in NYS as defined in the dental practice act that may be delegated by a licensed dentist in accordance with regulations promulgated by the NYS health commissioner (example: local infiltration anesthesia following completion of accredited/approved continuing education).

  • Provides patient education, oral hygiene instruction, tobacco cessation and nutritional counseling to patients stressing the relevance of oral health to overall health.

  • Provides HeadStart and ABCD visual oral health screenings.

    Minimum Education Requirement: Associate's Degree

    Minimum Work Related Experience: 0-1 year

    Preferred Work Related Experience: 2-4 years

    Minimum Licensure/Certification/Registration Requirement:

     Graduation from approved school dental hygiene plus
     Valid New York State license to practice as dental hygienist
     CPR Certification
     Valid NYS driver's license

    Preferred Specialized Skills & Knowledge: Bilingual in both English and Spanish (orally and written)

    We are a network of 40 community and migrant health centers located in Peekskill, Beacon, Poughkeepsie, Amenia, Dover Plains, Kingston, Hudson, Middletown, New Paltz, Goshen, Greenport, Haverstraw, Spring Valley, Nyack, Monticello, Walden and Yonkers, Amityville, Southampton, Wyandanch, Shirley, Patchogue, Coram, Huntington, Brentwood, Riverhead and the five boroughs. Annually, we serve over 185,000 patients and over 500,000 encounters.

    Interested candidates please submit your resume.

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