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Dental Hygienist




Appalachian District Health Department


Jefferson, North Carolina • Ashe County

Date Needed:

December 14, 2021

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:


Experience Required:

<1 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Position Available: Dental Hygienist
Location: AppHealthCare Dental Center (primary location); community sites (as scheduled) 225 Court Street Jefferson, NC 28640

Work hours: Full time with a 4-day work week (M-Th 7:00am-5:30pm)
Starting Salary: Based on education and experience
Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Requirements: This is technical dental work in a full-service dental clinic or in a potable dental clinic environment examining, cleaning and instructing on the general care of the teeth for all ages. In this environment, the dental hygienist may perform the following duties under the general supervision of a licensed dentist: examines teeth of patients, performs dental prophylaxis and scaling and root planning to treat or prevent dental disease, performs radiographs and periodontal evaluations, applies fluoride varnish and silver diamine fluoride, records findings and maintains records on dental status and services rendered to patients,
instructs patients on the proper care of teeth, recommends measures for the prevention of dental disease, and assists the dentist in planning and carrying out dental health programs, do billing and ledger maintenance as required. Travel to AppHealthCare sites including local schools and community locations in Alleghany, Ashe, and Watauga counties using the portable dental clinic
truck is required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Considerable knowledge of and skill in the application of the techniques and practices of dental hygiene. Ability to secure the cooperation of the patient and to elicit required information; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, and to interpret and maintain records and reports for patient understanding; ability to deal tactfully with the public and to exercise good judgment in appraising situations and making decisions; ability to work with other professional and support personnel in the performance of duties typical of the dental hygienist and assisting with other duties which may be of a lesser
complexity. Ability to work with Dentrix software preferred.

Other: Appalachian District Health Department is located in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains of northwest North Carolina and serves the counties of Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga.  AppHealthCare offers an attractive benefit package including the Local Governmental
Employees’ Retirement, vacation and sick leave, and health insurance. The Department also has continuing education options and offers deferred compensation when applicable. AppHealthCare staff work diligently in caring for our community. As such, the successful candidate will be one who will model and uphold the organizational values of: Integrity, Drive, Resilience, Service, and Community.

Minimum Training and Education: Associate’s degree in dental hygiene from an appropriately accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Public Health Hygiene certification is preferred, but not required.

Additional Requirements: Licensed to practice as a dental hygienist in North Carolina. Applicant must have dependable car and driver’s license.

To inquire about the position contact:
Amanda Stroud, DMD
Dental Director
(336) 246-9449 ext. 2118
Send state application and/or resume to:
Sheila Andrews
Human Resources Director
P.O. Box 309 Sparta, NC 28675

Appalachian District Health Department
Caring for our Community
157 Health Services Road 157 Health Services Road 413 McConnell Street 126 Poplar Grove Connector
PO Box 309 PO Box 309 PO Box 208 PO Box 307
Sparta, NC 28675 Sparta, NC 28675 Jefferson, NC 28640 Boone, NC 28607
336-372-5641 336-372-5641 336-246-9449 828-264-4995
336-372-7793 Fax 336-372-7793 Fax 336-246-8163 Fax 828-264-4997 Fax

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