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DENTAL HYGIENIST

Position Description

 

● Possess a degree or certificate in dental hygiene from a school of dental hygiene approved by the Council on Dental Education of the ADA.
● Hold a current, unrestricted license to practice dental hygiene in any one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands and maintenance of same.
● Have experience as a dental hygienist for at least 12 months within the preceding 24 months, OR have graduated from an ADA approved dental hygiene program within the preceding 12 months.
● Have either (a) successfully completed at least 12 classroom hours of continuing dental hygiene education within the preceding 18 months to maintain skills and knowledge in dental hygiene and preventive dentistry, OR, (b) graduated from an ADA approved dental hygiene program within the preceding 12 months.
● Provide letters of recommendation from two practicing dentists attesting to the HCW’s clinical skills. If a recent graduate per above, the letters of recommendation may be either from practicing dentists or from faculty members where the HCW’s dental hygiene degree was received. Letters must have been written within the preceding three years and must include name, title, phone number, date of reference, address and signature of the individual providing the letter.