The Dental Hygienist provides direct patient care under the general supervision of the dentist and performs other clinical and clerical functions independently of direct supervision. Employees at this level serve as staff dental hygienists at the full performance level. It is expected that they provide direct patient care and receive guidance from higher-level or supervisory staff members for only the most complex patients and require only general supervision from a dentist. DUTIES INCLUDE: - Sets up operatory for planned dental procedure and cleans dental unit for timely turnover - Handles instruments safely, accurately, and efficiently - Assesses patient's medical, dental, anxiety/phobias, medications and comorbidities- Assesses the impact of patient's medica
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