Dental Hygienist

Website Coastal Family Health Center


Dental hygienists are skilled healthcare workers that must be trained in techniques, skills and concepts related to dental care. This position will be split between the Leakesville and Moss Point locations.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of dental office practices and procedures.
  • Ability to evaluate patient conditions and make referrals.
  • Ability to effectively organize time and materials.
  • Ability to effectively work with dentists, colleagues, patients, and the public.
  • Ability to work independently and without direct supervision.
  • Ability to desire to work as a team member.
  • Ability to travel without assistance as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Skill in the understanding of, and sensitivity to, persons of all educational, cultural, social and economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to sit, stand, bend, lift, and move intermittently during the working day.

Qualifications/Education Requirements

Graduation from an accredited college with a degree in dental hygiene; current licensure by the State of Mississippi; demonstrated ability to perform position duties; and experience as a dental hygienist.

Core Competencies

  • Promotes and educates patients as to proper preventative techniques, including sulcular brushing and flossing.
  • Administers in-office fluoride treatments and assists the dentist in determining supplemental fluoride treatments.
  • Performs teeth prophylaxis appropriately.
  • Removes calcerious deposits on teeth.
  • Assists in community fluoride and oral hygiene programs (i.e. in schools, etc.).
  • Adequately maintains an active recall system in conjunction with the receptionist.
  • Takes and processes radiographs accurately and as needed.
  • Treats patients with respect and assists in prevention and dental care not requiring the expertise of the dentist.
  • Calls hygiene patients to remind them of their appointment times.
  • Appropriately documents services rendered in patient charts.
  • Develops oral hygiene plans.
  • Assists the dentist as required; performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs related tasks and other duties as requested or required.
  • Upholds, complies with, and enforces the Core Principles and Code of Conduct

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