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Registered Dental Hygienist - College of Dental Medicine

Kansas City University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2023
Job Type:Staff

Job Description:

Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine welcomed its first class of 80 students in July 2023 - educating future dentists to serve communities-in-need. Inside the College of Dental Medicine is the Oral Health Center where student dentists will gain practice experiences while providing care for the community.

The Registered Dental Hygienist works in the Oral Health Center and is responsible for general clinic administrative work, maintenance and support of the clinical faculty, dental students and performance of clinical dental hygiene procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Practices clinical dental hygiene according to the Missouri Dental Practice Act
  • Administers local anesthesia and takes of radiographs
  • Maintains patient records using an electronic health record, including documenting examination findings, procedures, and clinical recommendations
  • Sterilizes dental instruments and equipment, restock treatment areas, and maintain materials and supplies as needed
  • Participates in maintenance of patient safety and quality assurance measures
  • Serves as educator and mentor to students
  • Delivers all levels of clinical instruction and supervision for pre-doctoral students
  • Teaches, oversees, and assesses students in the clinical and community settings
  • Coordinates and maintains patient flow through the oral health screening process
  • Educates patients, parents, guardians and school personnel on various oral health topics
  • Conducts and supervises oral health screenings and delivers screening results
  • Participates in the advancement of the Score 1 for Health Program and other oral health community outreach programs
  • Ensures adherence to all regulatory governance, universal precautions, and/or standard protocols
  • Makes certain safety protocols are followed and with federal regulations
  • Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene or Dental Hygienist Certification from an accredited School of Dental Hygiene
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) licensure in the state of Missouri that includes permits for infiltration and block anesthesia as a registered dental hygienist by the Missouri Dental Board
  • One-year experience as an RDH in a pediatric and/or community health clinical environment
  • Must be knowledgeable and skillful in age-appropriate health promotion, guidance, and primary care skills
  • Demonstrated ability to decipher and interpret information and able to respond/react effectively and appropriately
  • Able to adapt to different health literacy levels when interacting with a variety of individuals
  • Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and appropriately with patients, parents, and school/program administrators
  • Must be able to function as a team leader to effectively oversee screenings [instructions, training, charting, etc.]
  • Must have excellent customer relations skills for decision making and problem solving
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) licensure in the 4-state area Kansas and/or Arkansas and/or Oklahoma
  • Clinical dental hygiene experience for 3-5 years, and a nitrous oxide permit
  • Education in addition to the dental hygiene degree to include public health, community engagement, or other relevant training
Equal Opportunity Employer

KCU is committed to promoting an equal employment opportunity workplace. Equal opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information (GINA), physical or mental disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, ancestry, military and/or veteran status, and/or any other status protected by applicable Federal, state or local law.

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KCU is committed to providing a safe campus for students, faculty, and staff. Our annual campus security report lists campus crimes and statistics for the campus and public areas around campus for the last three years, in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

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