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Dental Hygienist

Coral Gables, FL

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The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world. The Dental Hygienist cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums using dental instruments under the direct supervision of a dentist. Additionally, the Dental Hygienist feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer, and feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease. Moreover, this employee provides clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health.Performs root planning and procedures that smooth and clean the root of the tooth. Takes and develops dental X-rays to help diagnose problems. Performs prophylaxis, oral irrigation, fluoride treatments, and sealants to help prevent cavities. Educates patients on how to prevent dental problems, emphasizing the importance of good nutrition, proper brushing, and regular dental check-ups. Assists dentist with procedures. Maintains records on dental status of patients and services rendered. Cleans and sterilizes instruments and requisition supplies. Attends seminars and training to enhance knowledge and to keep abreast of new technologies in the dental hygienist field. Maintains confidentiality of all patient information, per federal and state guidelines and regulations. Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets. The minimum qualifications for this position are as follows: Associate's degree is required. Certification in relevant specialty or field. One year of relevant work experience. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, certification(s) and/or work experience may be considered. UHealth-**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information-**** Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza (the flu) season (September through April), the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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