Job Description

Dental Hygienist (Part Time or Full Time) (Dental)
Louisville, KY, United States of America


Park DuValle Community Health Center is a 501c3 non-profit, federally qualified health center. Park DuValle has served the local community for over 50 years. Park DuValle Community Health Center strives to adhere to the highest quality standards of patient care, regardless of patients’ insurance status or ability to pay. Employees of Park DuValle Community Health Center, Inc. are deemed to be federal employees qualified for protection under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

Job Skills / Requirements

Position Summary:

  • Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  2. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  3. Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  4. Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.
  5. Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.
  6. Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  7. Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
  8. Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification.
  9.  Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions, providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
  10. Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
  11. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  12. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  13. Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  14. Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  1. Other related duties as assigned by authorized personnel


Education Requirements (Any)

B.S. Dental Hygiene

Certification Requirements (Any)

Must be registered and have a Kentucky Dental Hygienist license.

Additional Information / Benefits

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Holidays, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO)

This job reports to the Dental Director

This is a Full-Time position 1st Shift.

Travel is required frequently

Number of Openings for this position: 2