This is a part time, three (3) months fixed term position.
Since 1897, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best. Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals that serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patientsâ trust with unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards.
USC's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is seeking a part time Registered Dental Hygienist to join the Ostrow Faculty Practice team! We are looking for a candidate who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment. The highly motivated individual will provide clinical dental hygiene patient care. This position will require some evenings and weekends.
Schedules dental appointments for patients.
Assesses patient's health history to determine if treatment is appropriate. Evaluates patient's vital signs to determine if they meet treatment criteria. Gathers all of the patient data and information for the dentist. Charts medical and dental histories.
Performs intraoral and extraoral examination to check for abnormalities.
Cleans and polishes teeth using scaling instruments and a rotating polisher. Applies decay preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants.
Takes and develops dental X-ray films. â
Evaluates patient's home care. Educates patient on good oral hygiene practices.
Evaluates patient's treatment needs. Advises patient on treatment needs.
Plans appropriate treatment for the patient. Determines and plans patient recall frequency. Determines appropriate referrals for further dental hygiene treatment. Refers patient to appropriate dental practitioners and makes appropriate appointments.
Administers local anesthetic and nitrous oxide sedation as needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
USCÂ has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff & their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans; tuition benefits for staff & their family; free professional development online courses; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses & free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball & other campus events.Â To view more information, please visit: https://employees.usc.edu/benefits-perks/
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree. Specialized/technical trainingMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Graduation from an accredited Dental Hygiene program. Directly related experience infield. Must have a CA Dental Hygienist license. Must have a CA Radiology license.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.