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Boston University HYGIENIST, School of Dental Medicine, Clinical Affairs in BOSTON, Massachusetts

HYGIENIST, School of Dental Medicine, Clinical Affairs 



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Grade 48

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A Dental Hygienist is a licensed member of the dental team. They are responsible for the preventive aspects of oral health that provide clinical, education and therapeutic services and promote optimal oral health. This position is responsible for:

  • Collecting patient and clinical data by reviewing and updating medical history, identifying contraindications and requesting medical clearance as necessary.

  • Performing oral cancer screenings and perio assessments, charting dental findings.

  • Practicing infection control by maintaining a sterile environment in the operatory, inspecting instruments for sterility.

  • Practicing universal precautions.

  • Providing clinical services by exposing radiographs, performing dental cleanings, performing scaling and root planning with the local anesthesia, dispense fluoride and administer therapeutic agents.

  • Providing patient education by reviewing home care, oral hygiene instructions and reviewing treatment plans with the patient.


Must possess a Dental Hygienist License

Bachelor's degree and 1-3 years of experience required

Individuals seeking employment with BU may be subject to the following suitability requirements. Failure to meet any of these requirements may result in ineligibility for employment:

  • Basic Background Check: Includes, but is not limited to, verification of:

  • Social Security Number;

  • Academic history

  • Past employment;

  • Licenses and credentials, if applicable

  • documented proof of immunizations for:

  • Two Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR) - live vaccine or titers indicating immunity to Measles , Mumps and Rubella

  • Three Hepatitis B - recombinant vaccine and a Hep B Surface Antibody titer indicating immunity or a signed declination for Hepatitis B Vaccine

  • Two Varicella-zoster live-virus vaccine, or Varicella IGG AB titer indicating immunity

  • TDAP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis i.e. whooping cough) within last ten years

  • Influenza vaccine or signed declination

  • IGRA Tuberculosis blood test.

  • Positive TST with Chest Xray and treatment information

  • Medical Clearance Process: Medical Clearance Process: includes Occupational Health evaluation and immunization/titer level review. Must be eligible to receive required vaccinations as needed

  • References: We require 2-3 professional references (no friends or family) with at least 1 previous supervisor.

Continued employment/ affiliation is contingent upon strict adherence, at all times, to all applicable safety and security rules, procedures, and protocols, as well as required training regimens.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.