Company :Allegheny Health Network
Job Description :
Provides prophylaxis treatments and education to patients.
- Calls the patient to confirm scheduled appointment.
- Evaluates patient, takes blood pressure, and reviews medical history prior to dental prophylaxis.
- Performs prophylaxis treatments, scaling and root planning, and periodontal probing.
- Documents overall oral hygiene in the patient chart for review by the dentist and ensures proper billing procedures.
- Explains procedure to patients/families and provides teaching instructions and or materials for home care.
- Performs other duties as assigned or required.
- Current Pennsylvania Dental Hygiene License.
- 1 year of dental hygienist experience preferred.
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As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times. In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy.
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