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P/T DENTAL HYGIENIST in Pecos, TX at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 10/1/2021

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    Pecos, TX
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Job Description


Compensation Base: 

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position performs dental measures designed to preserve teeth and prevent the spread of oral disease.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
  • Feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.
  • Feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease.
  • Examines gums to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.
  • Applies fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
  • Charts conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Exposes and develops x-ray film.
  • Makes impressions for study casts.
  • Removes sutures and dressings.
  • Administers local anesthetic agents.
  • Places and removes rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations.
  • Places, carves, and finishes amalgam restorations.
  • Removes excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.
  • Provides clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • An Associate’s degree in dental hygiene from an accredited postsecondary institution or a two-year certificate program
  • Appropriate state licensure is also required.
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat injuries, and diseases. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems.
  • Knowledge of human behavior and performance, mental processes, psychological research methods, and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Knowledge of machines and tools using in the department including their designs, uses, benefits, repair, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods including alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.


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