The Dental Hygienist is a licensed professional. The position requires either an Associate's or Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene from an Accredited College or University. Once registered, the Dental Hygienist works under the supervision of a dentist to help meet the dental needs of patients primarily associated with but not limited to dental prophylaxis, education, and prevention. This position is located in the Dental Service at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx NY. Duties include planning the sequence of dental hygiene procedures for appointments, instructing patients on brushing and flossing, diet, nutrition counseling, and recommending hygiene products. Review the patient medical and dental history in order to provide safe, eff
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