Class Code: PG0622
AKPAY Code: P5470
Class Range: 16
Class Status: Active
Employer: State of Alaska only
|08/20/1997 11:31 AM by Adrienne Snow|
|Scope: State of Alaska only|
|Type: Classified Service/Partially Exempt/Excluded|| Viewable by the public|
|Class Title:|| Dental Hygienist||Class Range:|| 16|
|Class Code: ||PG0622||AKPAY Code:||P5470|
|Class Status:||Active||Use MJR Form:|| Standard|
|Class Outline Category:||A-Clerical/Technical/Paraprofessional||Group:||PG - Medical, Public Health and Related|
|EEO4:||C - Technicians||Family:||PG06 - Special Health Services|
|SOC:||29-2021 - Dental Hygienists||State/Local:||03 - Technicians|
|Original Date:||07/16/1987||Census EEO:||331|
|Original Comments:||ORIGINAL||Override Local AA Regions:||[this feature not enabled yet]|
No Override of Local AA Region
|Last Update Comments:||Last Update (mm/dd/yyyy):|
|Subsequent Revision Dates/Comments:|
|07/01/1990 - Salary range change (NC).|
09/25/2008 - Workplace AK spec revision: Added Census Job Code and AKPAY Code fields; Replaced Category field with Class Outline Category; Updated EEO4, SOC, and Class Code fields; Removed DOT field.;
02/01/2010 - Workplace AK spec revision: Replaced 'Census Job Code' with 'State Local' field; Added 'Census EEO' field; Updated EEO4, SOC, State Local and Census EEO fields.
Under immediate supervision, performs oral prophylaxis, takes X-rays and instructs patients in personal oral hygiene in a State correctional institution.
Examples of Duties:
Performs oral prophylaxis for prevention and treatment of periodontal disease using various scaling and polishing instruments for selected patients.
Examines patients' oral cavity, performs oral radiographic surveys and charts existing oral condition of patients; reports evidence of disease or cavities to the dentist.
Instructs patient in oral hygiene including flossing and tooth brushing techniques, bridge care and the common causes of tooth decay and periodontal disease.
Performs recordkeeping procedures such as scheduling patients, recording medical and dental history and recording treatment administered.
Applies topical fluorides and desensitizing agents.
Performs related work as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of the methods and techniques of dental hygiene.
Working knowledge of the equipment and materials used in a dental office.
Ability to think and act quickly in emergencies.
Ability to develop a cooperative relationship with patients or work with uncooperative patients.
Graduation from a program in dental hygiene which is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
Special Requirements: Eligibility for licensure as a Dental Hygienist in the State of Alaska.
Required Job Qualifications:
(The special note is to be used to explain any additional information an applicant might need in order to understand or answer questions about the minimum qualifications.)
Special Note: [none]
Minimum Qualification Questions: