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Dental Hygienist

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Patient Care
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School of Dentistry
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21000771 Requisition #

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, responsible for assisting dentist in providing oral health care to patients by cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth.

Job Duties:

  1. Evaluates overall oral health, examining for signs of periodontal disease, documents dental history and takes and processes X-rays to provide dentist with information for more complete diagnosis and subsequent treatment if needed.
  2. Follows through with oral hygiene procedures in accordance with treatment plans as prescribed by an attending Dentist.
  3. Advises and instructs patients on proper dental care and diet for good dental health.
  4. May assist with or institute emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients as appropriate.
  5. Performs all other duties as assigned.

Education:

High school diploma or GED and completion of an approved dental hygiene training program is required.

A Bachelor's or Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene is preferred.

Experience:

No additional years of experience is required.

Additional Licenses and Certifications:

Must be licensed as a dental hygienist by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE).

 

 

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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