DENTAL HYGIENIST in Folkston, GA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 3/20/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

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 post-secondary 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, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar and the ability to use them effectively.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services including needs assessment techniques, quality service standards, alternative delivery systems, and customer satisfaction evaluation techniques and the ability to apply them to customers.


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