Dental Hygienist

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Description/Job Summary

Under supervision of clinic manager, provides preventive dental care and demonstrates good oral hygiene practices for patients with special needs including elders.  Works closely with dentists and dental students to provide quality care to their patient population. 


  • Provides preventive maintenance dental care.
  • Performs periodontal therapy.
  • Exposes digital radiographs and expose and develop pantographic film and bite wings when necessary.
  • Trains patient in oral hygiene care.
  • Maintains a recall system for patients.
  • Assists dentist in identifying the dental needs of patients.
  • Maintains implants.
  • Performs oral inspections and fill out quality assessment forms to be routed to the specialty care coordinator when necessary.
  • Updates medical histories.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job.  Incumbents perform other related duties assigned.  Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Required Skills

Experience working with people with special health care needs is required. 

Thorough knowledge of the principles of Hygiene theory, technique, and practice.

Skill in the use of dental instruments and equipment.

Ability to wear and work inpersonal protective equipment.

Ability to follow oral and writtenin structions. 

 Ability to communicate effectively and give particular attention to patients individual needs.


Preferred Skills


Required Experience

Required Education

Registered Dental Hygienist with current licensure by the State of Maryland


Required Qualifications

All candidatesmust be RDH and, or RDH, BS and CPR Certified andremain certified with renewal every two years thereafter.



Employees in this job class may be required toreceive immunization to prevent illness due to exposure to blood bornepathogens.

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U.M. FDSP Associates. P.A. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.