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Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist

Company: Smile Keepers
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Capitol Dental is searching for a full-time Expanded Practice Hygienist.
Are you looking for a flexible schedule and an environment that will support and encourage your growth as a provider? Are you looking for independence and the chance to serve your community at outside the standard Clinical setting? Capitol Dental is searching for a full-time Community Outreach Expanded Practice Hygienist.
Our vision is to provide exceptional, lifelong, integrated oral healthcare services. -Our vision is to provide exceptional, lifelong, integrated oral healthcare services. We enhance the quality of our patients' lives by providing accessible oral healthcare in community level medical settings. We believe meeting patients where they are increases access to care and is paramount to overall health and well being. -We focus on a commitment to patient care, operational and clinical excellence, personal accountability, building relationships, and seeking out innovative and creative approaches to support our patients and teams.
We are hiring immediately for full-time positions in our dental offices and are seeking teammates who care, listen, and are motivated to help our patients and communities. -
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. -
This is a traveling position. -
Our opportunities provide a full suite of benefits including

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical and pharmacy, dental, vision (for employees and their families)
  • Basic life, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
  • 6 Paid holidays and 1 Paid floating holiday
  • PTO (80 hours per year for hourly)
  • 401k plan and deferred compensation plan
  • Referral Bonuses ($600-$2,500 depending on role)
  • CE Credits
  • Malpractice Insurance

    Come join our team and make a difference in the lives of the people in your community!
    An EPDH in a community outreach position working with a Medicaid population is a primary care provider. -They are able to work independently in multiple community locations, using a high level of decision making skills to complete all hygiene services, intra-oral photos, x-rays, an assessment, and preventive treatment. Using state of the art tele-health technology to communicate and collaborate with the dentist. The tele-dentist will complete a chart review of the visit, diagnosis and treatment plan for any restorative needs. The patient would be scheduled for restorative care with a local provider. The EPDH will also prescribe antibiotics when necessary, and with guidance from collaborative dentist to help stabilize a patient until they can be seen by a dentist. - Many of our EPDH's are also trained to scoop and fill. An EPDH in this setting presents with a high level of accountability paired with organizational and communication skills.
    Our hope with this position is that the hygienist (EPDH) would be very entrepreneurial, independent and proactive, taking charge of their schedule and patient base to help keep access moving along. - Allowing both the EPDH and the doctor to practice at the highest scope of their licensure
    Position Details:

    • Serve as the Oral Health Champion in the medical clinic/hospital/multiple community setting.
    • Collaborate with medical providers to provide close integration of oral health and primary care.
    • Administrative tasks- insurance verification, using computers- EHR (dental and medical software) Word/Excel.

    • Marketing/Education/Professional collaboration and networking within community settings- Educate patients, colleagues, community stake holders on the importance of oral health at all levels of the community setting. Work to educate, recruit and schedule patients to receive dental services -

      Position Qualifications:

      • Accredited Hygiene Technical School or College
      • Current applicable State Dental License (or the ability to acquire one by the time of employment)
      • Oregon EPDH license
      • Other licenses/certifications such as CPR, local certified anesthesia
        • High School or better

Keywords: Smile Keepers, Salem , Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Salem, Oregon

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