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Dental Hygienist II

Summary

Perform expanded dental hygienist duties; conduct dental hygiene education programs; direct student dental hygienists; perform expanded dental hygiene duties delegated by a dentist.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description. These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Administer local anesthesia (both infiltration and block anesthesia) and nitrous-oxide analgesia.
  • Apply and remove rubber dams; polish amalgam restorations, crowns and supra-gingival areas; place cement base, place amalgam matrix bands and wedges; condense and carve amalgam restorations; adjust occlusion; adapt celluloid matrices for placement of composite- resins; insert and finish composite resin restoration.
  • Take impressions for diagnostic models; retract gingival tissue prior to impression; fabricate temporary restorations; adapt stainless steel.
  • Schedule patient appointments, establish recall systems, and maintain patient records.
  • Assist in the treatment of medically and physically compromised patients; under a dentist’s supervision implement appropriate treatment plans such as the provision of periodontal therapy in accordance with the patient’s needs.
  • Maintain clinic equipment and supplies; clean and sterilize equipment.
  • Instruct students in the role of the dental hygienist in the delivery of patient care.
  • Assist in patient management, data collection and analysis for research projects.
  • Conduct dental education courses.

Education and Experience

Licensed as a dental hygienist in accordance with Chapter 466, Florida Statutes and two years clinical work experience as a licensed dental hygienist

Licensure and Certification

Licensed as a dental hygienist in accordance with Chapter 466, Florida Statutes.

Supervision

None

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