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Dental Hygienist (BU2228-rs)

Dental | Boston, MA | Temporary

Job Description

Dental Hygienist

Boston MA

We are currently accepting applications for a Dental Hygienist in the Boston area.  The position is per diem with the following schedule: 8:00am-4:30pm ONLY on the specified dates below:  MAY: 5/17; 5/24, 5-25, 5/29, 5/31;  JULY: 7/2; 7/3, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30;  AUGUST: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27, 8/28, 8/29, 8/30​.  Join our Team and make a difference in your community.  We encourage you to apply and discover more about this opportunity. Upon applying, we will reach out to you and answer any questions you may have



  • Vocational, Technical or Associates Degree
  • One (1) to three (3) years of relevant experience
  • Licensed as a Dental Hygienist under the state of Massachusetts. 
  • Provide Proof of Immunity (provider documentation or lab report) for the following: Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine #1 and #2 dates or titers indicating immunity; Hepatitis B - vaccine #1, #2, and #3 dates and Hepatitis B Surface Antibody titer indicating immunity, signed declination, or lab results indicating disease history; Varicella-zoster (Chicken Pox) - vaccine #1 and #2 dates; or provider documentation of disease, or titer indicating immunity; Adacel (Tdap; tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis) given since 2005; Recent Tuberculosis (TB) skin test results, which is to be given once per year. Documentation of TST results must include dates given and read, and the millimeter (mm) of induration. 



The licensed Dental Hygienist is a member of the dental team responsible for the preventative aspects of oral health care.  Licensed Dental Hygienists will

  • Provide clinical, education and therapeutic services that promote optimal oral health.
  • Provide dental education by reviewing home care, oral hygiene instructions and reviewing treatment plans with the patient.
  • Provide clinical services by exposing radiographs, performing dental cleanings, performing scaling and root planning by administering local anesthesia, dispense fluoride and administer therapeutic agents.
  • Follow and practice all OSHA standards regarding infection control and blood borne pathogens, inspect instruments for sterility, and perform sterilization and operatory disinfection responsibilities before and after each patient.
  • Practice universal precautions.
  • Collect patient and clinical data by reviewing and updating medical history, identifying contradictions and requesting medical clearance as necessary.
  • Perform oral cancer screenings, perio-assessments and charting dental findings.
  • Set-up and breakdown of operatories and treatment bays before and after each patient.
  • Teach patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling).
  • Adhere to patient privacy policies in accordance with HIPAA. 


We support a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer who does not discriminate against employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other classification protected by law.