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Registered Dental Hygienist

Company: Marin Community Clinics
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

At Marin Community Clinics we are a "family helping other families in the community" and we are always striving to be better for the people and the community we serve. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, we serve patients from all walks of life. No one is turned away and charges are based on each individual's ability to pay.Marin Community Clinics is looking for a Registered Dental Hygienist to join our team.The Registered Dental Hygienist supports MCC's Dental Clinics with a wide range of duties, and supports the Dentists at all times and focuses on delivering excellent customer service to our patients.BenefitsOur mission informs our approach to your benefits program. Our benefits program is designed to protect your health, family and way of life. We offer a competitive Benefits Program that includes affordable health insurance and Health Reimbursement Accounts (HRA), Dental and Vision Insurance, Educational and Continuing Education Benefits, Student Loan Repayment and Loan Forgiveness, Retirement Plan, Group Life and AD&D Insurance, Short term and Long Term Disability benefits, Professional Fee Reimbursement, Mileage and Cell Phone Reimbursement, Scrubs Reimbursement, Loupes Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Programs, Paid Holidays, Personal Days of Celebration, Paid time off, and Extended Illness Benefits.Salary Range and Shift Differential

  • Salary for this position is dependent on education, license, certification and years of experience. Evening and weekend shifts (4 hours) with direct patient contact, include a 10% pay differential in addition to regular pay. Evening differential is paid only for completed 4 hour shifts that begin after 4:00pm. Responsibilities
    • Performs patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse.
    • Takes digital x-rays.
    • Removes calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth.
    • Applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides).
    • Educates patients on appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling).
    • Counsels patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.
    • Makes impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs).
    • Performs documentation and office management activities.
    • Assists the lead RDA with any of the RDA's allowable duties when needed.
    • Assists the management team as-needed.
    • Treats both the adult & pediatric population.
    • Collaborates with the dental team with different functions in addition to the dental hygiene duties, including but not limited to, those of a dental assistant, (i.e. four-handed dentistry), and other assiting tasks as assigned.
    • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
      • Must hold an active California Registered Dental Hygienist license and CPR.
      • Strong communication ability verbally and written in English.
      • Bilingual Spanish a plus.
      • Proficient in taking digital x-rays.
      • Dexis or Dentrix software knowledge a plus.
      • Proactive, self-motivated and ability to work in fast paced dental clinic environment.
      • Strong interpersonal skills.
      • Team oriented and willing to work in underserved community health setting.
      • Willingness to perform RDA duties depending on operational needs.
      • All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted as a condition of employment, subject to limited exemptions. New Employees are required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before the first day of employment. Exemptions to this requirement will be considered for those requesting an exemption on medical, disability, or religious grounds.MCC is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, marital status, medical condition, disability, military service, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.Employment Type: Full TimeYears Experience: 3 - 5 yearsBonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Marin Community Clinics, Novato , Registered Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Novato, California

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