Assists Dentists in a variety of procedures, while ensuring appropriate & reasonable patient care.
Develops and implements individualized dental care plans for patients; performs patient education, discharge planning, and patient/family teaching under the supervision of a qualified dentist.
Assesses dental condition and needs of patient; uses patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting; takes patient vital signs as required.
Delivers direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides, and related procedures.
Documents dental history or chief complaint; records and reports pertinent observations and patient reactions to dental staff, as appropriate; documents lab procedures and ensures follow up on results.
Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.
Bachelor's degree in a directly related clinical field with no previous experience required.
Required Licensure and/or Certification: Current IL Dental Hygienist license
About Near North Health Service Corporation
Near North Health Service Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Mission of Near North Health Service Corporation (NNHSC) is to provide access to high quality health care and to improve the health and well-being of the diverse populations and communities we serve. We are a culturally sensitive, patient centered community health center that empowers individuals through education and health prevention, regardless of one’s ability to pay.