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Dental Hygienist

Posted: June 10th, 2022
Salary : $ - $ / monthly
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(907) 463-4585
Contact Name: SEARHC Careers

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Job Overview:

Assist the SEARHC Dental Division in delivering optimum age specific prevention and curative periodontal and dental care for the SEARHC patient population. The employee of this position performs hygiene services on infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Also includes traveling to local and remote sites (on small aircraft) to provide dental hygiene services throughout the year.


  1. Provide age specific patient education in the prevention and control of oral disease stressing the importance of oral hygiene and home care. Counsels patients regarding nutrition.
  2. Examination of oral tissues, performs deep scaling, root planning, coronal polishing of teeth, and applies topical fluoride. Measures and marks periodontal pockets. Performs x-rays, record pulse, blood pressure and temperature.
  3. Coordinates and conducts dental prevention activates, including health fairs, sealant clinics & Head Start clinics.
  4. Maintains hygienist supplies and instruments, including sterilization of instruments
  5. Other related duties as assigned.





  • Graduate of Two-year Dental Hygiene Program
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Pass the National Board Examination for Dental Hygienist



  • Current Alaska Dental Hygiene License preferred.
  • If not Alaska licensed, current Dental Hygiene License in another state is required and must obtain Alaska Dental Hygiene license within 6 months of hire.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Working knowledge of proper infection control techniques
  • Understanding of the principles of dental and periodontal disease and appropriate treatment therapies
  • Working knowledge of the proper use of dental instruments


  • Clinical hygiene skills
  • Oral and written communication ability
  • Accurate clinical judgment


  • Physically able to sit over patient for hours at a time
  • Dexterity with hands



Retirement, Paid Time Off, Paid Parental Leave, Comprehensive Health Plans, Life Insurance, Disability Packages, Culture of Learning, Well-Being at Work, Travel Opportunities