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Job ID: 107636

Patient Care Specialist/Registered Dental Hygienist
University at Buffalo

Date Posted Jun. 6, 2018
Title Patient Care Specialist/Registered Dental Hygienist
University University at Buffalo
Department Microbiome Center
Application Deadline 08/17/2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Buffalo, NY
    United States
  • Research Scientist/Associate
    Professional Staff
  • Dental Hygiene

Position Summary
Registered dental hygienists (RDH) assist the dentist, make oral health assessments and periodontal measurements, thoroughly clean teeth, provide periodontal treatment as needed and as dictated by study protocol and/or dentist, screen for decay and disease, and help educate about how to maintain oral health. Assist in regulatory compliance and compliance with research protocols. Must be able to be trained and calibrated to a high degree of accuracy in periodontal measurements and maintain acceptable calibration levels for the duration of employment. Assist with recruitment and retention of study participants and other study activities as needed and as time permits. Adhere to proper infection control protocols and procedures. Must be able to work collaboratively with the rest of the study team. More specifically, the following duties are included: Collect dental history and complete dental charts, Examine head, neck and mouth for disease, Screen for signs of tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal disease, Make accurate and consistent periodontal assessments, Take and process X-rays, as needed, Clean, scale and root plane teeth, as needed, Teach patients good oral hygiene practices, Apply preventive treatments to teeth, as needed, and Dental office management duties, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school with a certificate, or associate or baccalaureate degree; Maintain licensure to practice Dental Hygiene in the State of New York

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with human participant research studies and periodontal studies in particular.

Physical Demands
Salary Range $20,086 – $22,500
Work Hours
Half time, Monday AM, Wednesday and Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM.

FTE 0.50
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Closing Date 08/17/2018
Open Until Filled No

Contact Information
Contact’s Name Karen L. Falkner
Contact’s Title PhD
Contact’s Email
Contact’s Phone 716-829-6307

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