The Dental Hygienist provides dental care and appropriate preventive oral health services under the supervision of a dentist to dental patients of the center. The Dental Hygienist will also be responsible for providing appropriate oral health information to individuals and groups and integrating it to a holistic view of…. Must have the ability to work in a non-profit environment and a commitment to work with under-served populations.
To provide dental care and associated services using established dental hygiene procedures.
Integrates appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patient’s health care management;
Highlighted Duties and 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;
Records patient-hygienist transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided;
Performs taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays);
Applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides);
Counsels patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health;
Participates in the PI program of the Dental Department of the center;
Teaches patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth-brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling);
Maintains ongoing training and licensing and other credentials as required by DC and COH;
Remains compliant with Community of Hope policies and state and federal regulations governing confidential information, including HIPAA and HITECH.
We offer great benefits including:
Medical Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
Dental Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
Vision Plans through CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield;
Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance;
403(b) Retirement Plan;
Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses;
Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro;
Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave and holidays;
Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies;
And much more!
Diploma from an accredited dental hygienist program;
Must have an active DC dental hygienist license or willing to obtain one;
2 years experience in a dental office practice preferred;
Commitment to work with under-served populations;
Certification in Administration of Local Anesthesia preferred
Ability to work in a non-profit environment;
Experience with EMR or other IT systems required; experience with Open Dental preferred.
Internal Number: 159
About Community of Hope
Community of Hope is a rapidly growing, innovative, and mission driven nonprofit. For nearly 40 years, we have provided health-care, housing, and supportive services for low-income, underserved, and homeless people in Washington DC. We currently operate a variety of housing programs and three community health centers, which offer medical, dental, behavioral health, and birth services. We create opportunities for people to achieve good health, a stable home, family sustaining income, and hope.
Community of Hope was selected as one of the Washington Post’s 150 Top Workplaces in 2014, 2016, 2017, and 2018. We received the 2012 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management and the 2014 Leadership Greater Washington Innovative Community Partnership Award. We were also recognized in 2012 by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.