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Dental Hygienist (FQHC)

Job Location

Houma, LA, USA


Starting at $28.85 an hour

Type of Job


Published Date

April 5, 2023 at 5:00:00 PM

Job Description

We are looking for a dental hygienist to join our Houma FQHC dental team. Duties include providing direct services for patients such as prophylaxis, examinations, topical fluoride applications, dental sealants, as well as scaling and root planning.

Minimum Requirements

Graduate of an accredited dental hygiene program Must possess a current Professional Dental Hygiene license and CPR certification Minimum of one (1) year experience in a general dental practice setting

Core Competencies

  • Outstanding "bedside manners": patient-centric with empathy, excellent active listening and communication skills, engaging and efficient 

  • Outstanding clinical capabilities and judgment 

  • Communicates openly and appropriately with patients and families 

  • Maintains patient treatment records per clinic protocols and regulatory bodies 

  • Performs all other patient services as permitted under state law

Job Duties/Skills Required

  • Provides direct patient care including dental prophylaxis, examinations, topical fluoride applications, dental sealants, as well as scaling and root planning 

  • Provides patient education related to oral hygiene and dental health Sets up and operates all dental equipment/medical equipment 

  • Performs radiology testing as required including panoramics and bitewings 

  • Cleans and disinfects dental operatory per clinic protocols 

  • Passionate about providing high quality care to low-income, underserved residents and those lacking access to health care 

  • Focused on collaborative team-based care 

  • Responsive and comfortable working in a fast-paced, high accountability environment 

  • Proficient in EHR systems 

  • Flexible 

  • Excellent judgment and ability to prioritize resources where they will be most useful 

  • Comfortable receiving and providing appreciative and corrective feedback

  •  Engaged in learning and continuous quality improvement 

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills with a culturally diverse patient and staff population 

  • Proficient in working with in-person or telephonic interpreters 

  • Other duties as directed by supervisor


Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, disability insurance, life insurance, paid time off, 14 paid holidays per year for regular full time staff,  401(k), and 401(k) matching.

About Start Corporation

Start Corporation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984. Our Mission is to promote opportunities, which enhance the self-sufficiency of people to empower them to live and function independently.

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