Choptank Community Health’s vision is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve; to provide an outstanding care experience; and to be an exceptional place to work and make a difference.
Job Summary: The Dental Hygienist is a critical part of the oral health team and plays an essential role in the development of plan of care for patients. Provides dental prophylaxis, fluoride as needed, services and dental sealants. Takes radiographs as instructed by the dentist. Plays an essential role in the management of patient referrals and is a key link between providers and patients. Prepares and maintains dental equipment and supplies. Must be able to respond to emergency situations.
Commitment To Service
Caring & Compassion
Listening & Responding
Job Related Competencies:
Empathetic Outlook- The ability to perceive and understand the feelings and attitudes of others; the ability to place oneself “in the shoes” of another and to view a situation from their perspective.
Attention to Detail- The ability to process detailed information effectively and consistently.
Problem Solving- Identifies and analyzes problems weighing the relevance and accuracy of available information. Generates and evaluates alternative solutions and makes effective and timely decisions.
Communicates Effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communication that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.
Values And Ethics- Serving with integrity and respect in personal and organizational practices. Ensuring decisions and transactions are transparent and fair.
Time Management- The ability to effectively manage one’s time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.
Provides Preventative Dental Service
Thoroughly, cleans patient’s teeth including scaling and polishing.
Takes radiographs as instructed by the dentist.
Provides preventative dental treatments such as topical application of drugs, sealants to the surface tissues and exposed surfaces of human teeth.
Provides Patient Education
Presents instruction and conducts demonstrations with model in proper methods of brushing teeth and gums and flossing.
Consults patients on proper nutrition.
Maintains proper inventory of supplies by communicating low stock to designated person.
Prepares, sterilizes, organizes, and sets up equipment.
Ensures all dental instruments are clean, dated and processed according to established office guidelines.
Is current on all new equipment.
Notifies Dental Clinical Quality Director of any issues/concerns related to dental equipment.
Performs Other Duties as Required
Prior to appointment, verifies that patient’s existing dental conditions and treatment plan has been transferred from the paper chart to the electronic chart.
Takes initiative to solve problems and recommends improvements to the Dental Clinical Quality Director.
Traveling to other CCHS sites to cover shortages within the department.
Consistently displays professionalism during interaction with CCHS customers, staff, and clinicians.
A dental hygienist’s duties may include scheduling appointments and facilitating referrals.
Makes recommendations for cost containment and/or quality improvement.
Takes initiative and prioritizes effectively.
Works with other staff to achieve a desirable working environment.
Takes initiative and anticipate needs of other dental hygienists.
Regular, reliable attendance is a requirement of this job.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Employee assistance program
Flexible spending account
Paid time off
Monday to Friday – part time/full time opportunities
Supplemental pay types:
Note: As a healthcare organization that accepts Medicare/Medicaid - we are required to comply with all Federal mandates related to vaccines. This requirement applies to all current and future Choptank employees.
Registered Dental Hygienist (Preferred)
Cambridge, Denton and Goldsboro
Provide patient education and preventative dental services
Working knowledge of automated patient data systems
Must be proficient in computer skills
Must demonstrate the ability to take digital radiographs
Working knowledge of CDT coding and ICD-9 coding
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent
Licensed as a Dental Hygienist by the State of Maryland (license must remain current including renewed on-time)
Minimum of six months experience preferred
Preferred experience in various dental settings to include experience with pediatric dental patients
Choptank Community Health System (CCHS), located in the heart of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, is seeking dynamic individuals to join our team in as we provide high-quality health care for all. CCHS offers team members an opportunity for meaningful work with high impact to the community. This opportunity allows you to combine your personality, your passion, and your profession to improve the lives of your patients and co-workers.