Current Opportunities

Dental Hygienist - Public Health Certified

    • Job Tracking ID: 512915-798508
    • Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: High School/GED
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 31, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
    • FLSA Status: Non Exempt
    • Job Status: Full Time
    • Department: Dental
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Job Description:


Spectrum Health- a world-class community health center that proudly cares, values, and serves its community is in search of a dynamic Public Health Hygienist who naturally care about, values, and are dedicated to world-class healthcare service delivery. If this describes you, come work your life's passion at Spectrum and earn your living where your heart is!


Nationally recognized as a Level-3 Patient-Centered Medical Home, the highest designation for health centers, Spectrum Community Health Center provides the highest level of care improving the health conditions and advancing health equity within our communities through the delivery of quality primary care, specialty, and social services.


We are the leading provider of world-class healthcare in our community providing quality, safe, and effective care in an efficient, equitable, and timely fashion. We serve as a model of success for the other Federally Quality Health Center.


Job Summary:

A full time, non-exempt position responsible for the direct provision of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients of the center. The Public Health Dental Practitioner will also be responsible for providing appropriate oral health information to individuals and groups.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in the oral health management of all clinic patients.
  • Obtains baseline oral hygiene assessment data based upon accepted principles of oral hygiene and periodontal care.
  • Records patient-hygienist transactions as they occur in the patient’s dental record so that the dental record accurately and completely reflects the nature of the contact, the condition of the patient and the care or treatment provided.
  • Provides oral health education and appropriate individual counseling for all center dental patients.
  • Provides clinical oral hygiene services including dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application and fluoride application consistent with accepted professional practices and standards and in compliance with applicable state law and the center’s clinical protocols.
  • Integration of appropriate patient dental hygiene care with other health care professionals involved in the patient’s health care management.
  • Organizes and performs preventive oral health presentations at on-site and off-site locations.
  • Assists in the provision of technical assistance and health education in the community as requested.
  • Participates in the quality assurance program of the Dental Department of the center.
  • Performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law as well as Dental Department protocol and directive.
  • Assists in the maintenance of all Dental Department areas in compliance with Dental Department directives and policies as well as center policies and procedures relative to infection control, exposure control and safety issues.
  • Receives and places necessary telephone calls consistent with professional matters, clinic business and patient care of the Dental Department.
  • Assists with various clinical and administrative functions of the center as appropriate and time permits.
  • Insures the proper disposal of all contaminated or potentially contaminated materials in accordance with Dental Department directives and center policy as well as state and federal regulations(s).
  • Complies in full with the center’s Exposure Control Plan.
  • Travels when necessary to meet operational needs.
  • Responsible for personal compliance with all applicable federal, state, local and center rules, regulations, protocols and procedures governing the practice of dental hygiene and the clinical

Experience and Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Certifications

  • Associates Degree or equivalent
  • Licensed to practice Oral Hygiene in Pennsylvania.
  • Current CPR Certification.
  • Public Health Certified or in the process of obtaining


  • 2-4 years’ experience as a dental hygienist
  • Public Health Experience preferred

Spectrum Health Services requires proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination series for all new employees hired. Medical and religious exemptions will be honored consistent with EEOC regulation. 


  • Medical/prescription/vision/dental 
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Life Insurance 
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) medical and dependent care reimbursement (DCR) account
  • Commuter Benefit 
  • Met-Law 
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • CE monies and days
  • Paid time Off and Sick Time
  • Holidays:  Paid holidays per calendar year based on the current policy.