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Dental Hygienist

Thundermist Health Center
United States, Rhode Island, Warwick
November 29, 2023
Dental Hygienist
171 Service Ave, Warwick, RI 02886, USA
Req #942
Friday, October 22, 2021

Thundermist's Mission - To improve the health of our patients and communities by delivering exceptional health care, removing barriers to that care, and advancing healthy lifestyles.

Please note, effective September 1,2021, all Thundermist employees are required to have an initial dose of vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Effective October 1, 2021, all employees of RI licensed health care facilities must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Employees may be deemed exempt from this requirement based on documentation from their health care provider.

General Responsibilities:

Performs dental measures designed to preserve teeth and prevent the spread of oral diseases.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA of Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene
  • Certificate and licenses and registrations
  • Effective in working with pediatric patients
  • Ability to handle confidential material
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to provide services in non-traditional school and community based settings

Physical Effort/Environment:

This position requires the use of finger and hand manipulation using instruments and dental equipment. Lifting up to 25 pounds. Constantly on feet.

Work Schedule Demands:

Thirty-two hours per week, 5 days per week, early morning hours required.

Communication Skills:

This position requires the ability to verbally communicate with patients and others clearly and effectively. Written skills.

Confidentiality of Information:

This position requires full access to all dental charts on a daily basis.

Significant Job Functions:


  • Educates patients in dental oral hygiene
  • Cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath gums
  • Feels and visually examines gums for signs of disease
  • Applies fluoride and other cavity preventing agents
  • Exposes and develops x-ray film
  • Makes impressions, removes sutures and dressings
  • Administers local anesthetic agents
  • Provides sealants
  • Responsible for infection control, including cleaning instruments and equipment, etc.


  • Make chart notes
  • Completes referrals to community providers
  • Provides written notes to parents on services provided
  • Completes encounter forms
Thundermist is dedicated to the goal of building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive workforce committed to caring for patients in a manner that is respectful of cultural difference. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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