• Registered Dental Hygienist

    Posted: 01/08/2023

    Purpose of the Position
    The purpose of the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is responsible for providing dental services to the Sauk County Seal-A-Smile program.
    This position is for a RDH to work in our Seal-A-Smile program approximately one day per week during the school year in area schools.  They will perform a visual oral exam, application of sealants as needed as well as fluoride.  Additionally, education about good oral health habits will be a part of this role.
    ***This is a limited term position that shall follow school calendar year and will offer 6 working hours per week. No benefits will be offered with this position.
    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Develop and maintain relationships with program’s stakeholders (school administrators, teachers, school nurses, grantors, business organizations and parent volunteers).
    • Conduct dental screenings to assess oral health and associated risks and to determine which teeth are appropriate to seal.
    • Apply dental sealants for targeted school children and provide fluoride varnish applications, assess quality of sealants applied, provide sealant retention checks, and reapply sealants if necessary.
    • Compile with all provisions of the Seal-A-Smile grant including data entry in to the Wisconsin DentaSeal Registry.
    • Refer students in need of follow-up care or restorative dental needs to community providers.
    • Assure that all dental equipment is transported and maintained per manufactures guidelines and dental instruments and equipment is cleaned, disinfected and sterilized.
    • Maintain quality service by providing quality customer service standards.  Analyze and recommend system improvements.
    • Interpret and evaluate program data for objectives, efficiencies, trends, options, and outcomes.
    • Actively participate in population health initiatives.
    • Provide presentations to outside agencies regarding the activities of the program or to request additional funding.
    Public Health Core Competencies
    • Advocate for policies, programs, and resources
    • Develop goals and objectives
    • Monitor trends
    • Develop and recommend options
    • Apply public health informatics to policies, programs, and services
    • Describe public health as part of a larger system
    • Explain how public health, health care, and other organizations can work together or individually
    • Communicate in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency
    • Identify relationships that are affecting health
    • Develop relationships
    • Maintain relationships
    Additional Duties and Responsibilities
    • Identify and coordinate program changes as needed.
    • Assist in collecting, compiling, and maintaining statistics and reports required and/or requested by federal, state and local agencies.
    • Maintain client records.
    • Develop and maintain client relationships to establish continuity of care.
    • And other duties as assigned.
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Maintain all relevant certifications
    • Communicate advisory data and information such as grant applications, medical records, various manuals, and routine and non-routine correspondence
    • Communicate verbally and in writing with County personnel, department personnel, children, clients, and the general public
    • Explain, demonstrate, and clarify to others established policies, procedures, and standards
    • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and calculating percentages, fractions, and decimals
    • Compare, count, differentiate, measure, sort, classify, compute, tabulate, and/or categorize data and/or information
    • Use fine and gross motor skills to perform tasks such as operating various dental tools
    • Exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and standing for long periods
    • Recognize and identify degrees of similarity and differences between characteristics of colors, forms, sounds, odors, textures, etc. associated with objects, materials, and ingredients
    • Safe and comfortable in regard to violence, noise, and disease.
    Required Working Hours
    Standard working hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am until 4:30 pm.  Please note that SAS program runs during the school year only and during school hours, primarily.
    Education and Experience Requirements
    Required:                     Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene
                                         3 years of dental hygienist experience
    Licenses/Certifications: Wisconsin State Dental Hygienist License
                                         Wisconsin State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
    Preferred:                    Experience with children in relation to dental hygiene
    Any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered.