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Job: Bilingual Dental Hygienist

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Job Description

Job Details
Adelante Healthcare Mesa - Mesa, AZ
HS Diploma from accredited school
Health Care


Primarily responsible for the direct provision of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients of the center, and providing appropriate oral health information to individuals and groups. Will perform assignments which requires knowledge of the principles and practice of modern oral hygiene and periodontal patient care. Must be cognizant of the public health, social and economic factors which impact on the overall health and the oral health of patients. Will require the ability to creatively solve problems through individual and/or programmatic action. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Dental Director. This position will be required to float between our Gila Bend and Buckeye Health Centers.


  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Respect
  • Compassion


  • Graduation from an ADA accredited school of dental hygiene
  • Current BLS or ACLS
  • High School Diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Must be bilingual and fluent in both English and Spanish
  • Valid and Active Arizona license to practice Oral Hygiene
  • Demonstrated understanding of dental methods and techniques.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communications skills required.
  • Ability to perform assignments requiring considerable exercise of independent judgement.
  • Valid and Active Arizona Driver’s License
  • Intermediate competencies in Microsoft Office Suite and Windows Operating System
  • Competency in dealing with people of various cultures
  • Commitment to AHC mission, vision, and values


  • Three years of experience in community health.
  • Interest and knowledge of current trends in dental care

The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job related selection or promotional criteria.


  • Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical provision of dental hygiene services as well as those relating to, but not limited to, personnel issues, work place safety, public health and confidentiality
  • Provide clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application and fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and the center’s clinical protocols
  • Obtain baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care. Assist in the oral health management of all clinic patients
  • Perform independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocol and directives
  • Record patient-hygienist transactions in the patient’s dental record as they occur to assure the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient, and the care or treatment provided
  • Provide oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients. Organize and perform preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locations
  • Provide technical assistance and health education in the community as requested
  • Integrate appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patient’s health care management
  • Participate in the PI program of the Dental Department of the center
  • Assist in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directive and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues
  • Ensure the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directive and center policy as well as state and federal regulations(s). Assure compliance with the Health Center’s Exposure Control Plan
  • Assist with various clinical and administrative functions of the Health Center as appropriate and time permits
  • Perform other duties as request or assigned
  • This position will be split between our Buckeye and Gila Bend Health Centers
  • Travel will be required

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Other duties as requested or assigned


All employees are responsible for promoting and participating in interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to enhance the delivery of quality across the health care system. Employees should maintain an environment which supports and engages patients and co-workers in a caring team based model to promote wellness and improve health outcomes.

Adherence to Compliance and Code of Conduct

All employees are required to comply with Adelante Healthcare’s written standards, including its Compliance Program and Standards of Conduct, policies and procedures and reporting of any conduct that potentially violates Adelante’s legal or compliance requirements. Such compliance will be an element considered as part of the regular performance evaluation.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to sit for long periods of time, is required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb steps/stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; smell; manage stress as it relates to essential job functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds without assistance, and may occasionally be required to lift or move up to 50 pounds with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time when traveling to various clinic sites. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may be subject to health hazards (contagious diseases, blood borne pathogens, etc.) when working in the clinic area.


  • Category I

In any organization or job, changes take place over time. Although an effort will be made to keep job-related information current, this is not an all-inclusive list of job responsibilities. Adelante Healthcare, Inc. reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. In compliance with EEOC 29 CFR part 1630, if the essential functions of this position cannot be performed in a satisfactory manner by the employee, further accommodations shall be made if it does not constitute undue hardships upon this organization.

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