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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Dental Hygenist in 1601 Washington Street, Massachusetts

Thank you for your interest in a career at NeighborHealth, formerly East Boston Neighborhood Health Center!

Everywhere you turn, you can feel the immeasurable level of enthusiasm here at NeighborHealth! We are one of the largest community health centers in the country, supporting the greater Boston area and focusing on the well-being of our patients and local community. From the nurses and physicians on the front line of patient care, to the managers who lead and guide our staff, to the many support roles that keep our facilities running smoothly - everyone plays a vital role in improving medicine for our patients.

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Time Type:

Full time



All Locations:

1601 Washington Street, 400 Shawmut Avenue, East Boston


Immediate opening for Dental Hygienist! Will be responsible for providing oral prophylactic services (cleanings, exams, scaling, polishing, fluoride treatment, and sealants) and education to improve and maintain oral health. The hygienist will see patients of all ages. He/she will provide direct care services at the main dental practice, South End Community Health Center on Washington street, 20 Maverick square and satellite locations. The position requires flexible hours . HS Diploma/GED required. Graduate of an accredited Dental Hygiene School. Recent graduate Dental Hygienists encouraged to apply! This position is a full-time role. Valid driver’s license.English/Spanish bilingual preferred. Boston residents preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare patient for dental hygiene procedure by welcoming them, making them feel at ease and answering their questions

  • Perform all necessary prophylactic services within the scope of duty: cleaning, root planning and scaling, polishing, fluoride treatment and apply sealants.

  • Expose and develop radiographic studies

  • Educate patients by giving oral hygiene instructions

  • Prepare treatment operatory for patient by adhering to prescribed infection control, equipment maintenance, and sterilization procedures and protocols

  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient’s oral health

  • In a timely manner accurately and consistently document all patient encounters and information in Dentrix and Epic, as appropriate

  • Provide communication and participate in health fairs and outreach events

  • Travel to and from EBNHC and community locations, transport equipment and materials as needed and appropriate

  • Update and maintain program materials and forms

  • Assist with various administrative functions in support of department operations and funding requirements

  • Respect and maintain patient confidentiality by complying with EBNHC privacy policies and protocols

  • Demonstrate excellent customer services to internal and external customers by behaving in a professional manner, displaying a positive attitude and willingness to help as needed.

  • Maintain excellent punctuality and attendance.

  • Promote a sense of “team work” through demonstration of self-

  • direction and self-motivation. Solve problems independently or knows when to seek consultation.

  • Displays outstanding customer service skills when interacting with all EBNHC customers according to the ACE model

  • Adheres to all EBNHC and departmental policies and procedures

  • Participate in required departmental activities and meetings


  • Graduate of an accredited Dental Hygiene School

  • Licensed as a dental hygienist in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

  • Licensed to administer local anesthesia ( Permit L)


  • Equivalent of one year of full-time clinical experience


  • English/Spanish bilingual preferred


  • Valid driver’s license

There’s a reason NeighborHealth (formerly East Boston Neighborhood Health Center) is ranked as one of the "Top Places to Work" by The Boston Globe. It's because we're committed to maintaining a supportive and welcoming environment — for both our employees and our patients — that reflects our mission and culture. We are proud to offer benefits that support you inside and outside of work.

We strive to offer a variety of schedules, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and a patient-driven purpose that supports our local community. Additionally, we utilize our Education & Training Institute as a resource for our large employee workforce who seek to broaden their skill base and advance their careers. We hope you consider joining our team!

  • Medical & Dental Coverage

  • Life and Disability Insurance

  • Privileges at Boston Medical Center for Providers

  • 401(K) Retirement Plan

  • Educational Assistance

  • Flexible Spending & Transportation Accounts

  • Paid Holidays, Vacations, Sick and Personal Time

  • A Generous Staff Development Benefit

  • Excellent Malpractice Coverage

  • A Designated Medical Staff Office for Physician Support

  • Free Parking

  • And Much More…