Kansas City University College of Dental Medicine will welcome its first class of 80 students in 2023 - educating future dentists to serve communities-in-need. Inside the College of Dental Medicine will be the planned Oral Health Center where student dentists will gain practice experiences while providing care for the community.
The Registered Dental Hygienist will work in the Oral Health Center and be responsible for general clinic administrative work, maintenance and support of the clinical faculty, dental students and performance of clinical dental hygiene procedures.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Practices clinical dental hygiene according to the Missouri Dental Practice Act
Administers local anesthesia and takes of radiographs
Maintains patient records using an electronic health record, including documenting examination findings, procedures, and clinical recommendations
Sterilizes dental instruments and equipment, restock treatment areas, and maintain materials and supplies as needed
Participates in maintenance of patient safety and quality assurance measures
Serves as educator and mentor to students
Delivers all levels of clinical instruction and supervision for pre-doctoral students
Teaches, oversees, and assesses students in the clinical and community settings
Coordinates and maintains patient flow through the oral health screening process
Educates patients, parents, guardians and school personnel on various oral health topics
Conducts and supervises oral health screenings and delivers screening results
Participates in the advancement of the Score 1 for Health Program and other oral health community outreach programs
Ensures adherence to all regulatory governance, universal precautions, and/or standard protocols
Makes certain safety protocols are followed and with federal regulations
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For nearly 100 years, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences has been committed to a primary purpose – the education and training of caring, compassionate osteopathic physicians. Today, that purpose has grown to include training students in bioethics and biomedical sciences. At KCU, we: - Provide the second-largest number of physicians in Missouri and Kansas - Alleviate physician workforce shortages nationally, with 58 percent of our more than 7,100 practicing alumni in primary care specialties - Deliver much-needed medical care in underserved areas, with 19 percent of alumni practicing in rural care nationwideLearn more at www.kcumb.edu.