Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Dental Hygienist

    Job Title
    Dental Hygienist
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC 20060
    Other Location
    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.

    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire a Dental Hygienist who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

    Dental Hygienist:
    • Receives and schedules oral prophylaxis. Obtains dental records and assesses patient’s medical/dental history prior to performing treatment. Provides chair-side assistance to staff and faculty during clinical procedures.
    • Performs dental examination and records information in patient chart
    • Performs oral prophylaxis and other periodontal treatments as recommended
    • Follows all clinical and infection control protocols with the goal of patient safety
    • Provide oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all dental patients
    • Operates dental x-ray equipment to take and develop intraoral and extraoral radiographs
    • Cleans, disinfects, and prepares materials, instruments and equipment for sterilization
    • Maintains statistical data as related to services and patients treated
    • Knowledge of dental terminology, procedures and billing codes
    • Knowledge of dental anatomy and bony structures of the upper and lower jaw to take diagnostic dental radiographs.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of dental instruments, materials and equipment used to perform dental hygienic procedures.
    • Ability to multi-task and complete tasks correctly and in a timely manner
    • Ability to work well in a multidisciplinary team setting and assist with the development of dental assistants. Capable of collaborating with other dentists and healthcare providers when needed.
    • Understands State and ADA/OSHA/HIPAA/CDC compliance requirements
    • Strong interpersonal skills; able to listen to patients’ needs and possesses tact and courtesy when speaking with patients
    • Effective oral and written communication skills; attention to detail
    • Basic computer skills and ability to operate x-ray equipment

    A qualified candidate will possess:
    • Graduate of a CODA accredited Dental Hygiene program
    • Two (2) years’ experience as Dental Hygienist in dental office/hospital/clinical setting
    • Active Dental Hygiene license in DC

    At Howard University Hospital our job is to care for you. We do this by offering:
    • Work-life balance
    • Recognition and rewards for professional expertise
    • Competitive, comprehensive benefit plans offered (including health, disability, vacation, sick leave, and 403B retirement plan)

    COVID-19 Vaccination 
    Howard University Hospital requires all external applicants to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before commencing employment.  External Applicants may be required to furnish proof of vaccination and, if offered, may elect to be vaccinated at a designated Howard University Hospital location. 

    Required Skills

    Graduate of a CODA accredited Dental Hygiene program
    Two (2) years’ experience as Dental Hygienist in dental office/hospital/clinical setting
    Active Dental Hygiene license in DC

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