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Patient Care Specialist/Registered Dental Hygienist

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Patient Care Specialist/Registered Dental Hygienist
Classification Title Patient Care Specialist
Posting Number R1700160
Employer Research Foundation
Appointment Type
Position Type
Appointment Term
Salary Grade N.6
Strategic Strength

Posting Detail Information

Position Summary

Registered dental hygienists (RDH) assist the dentist, make oral health assessments and periodontal measurements, thoroughly clean teeth, provide periodontal treatment as needed and as dictated by study protocol and/or dentist, screen for decay and disease, and help educate about how to maintain oral health. Assist in regulatory compliance and compliance with research protocols. Must be able to be trained and calibrated to a high degree of accuracy in periodontal measurements and maintain acceptable calibration levels for the duration of employment. Assist with recruitment and retention of study participants and other study activities as needed and as time permits. Adhere to proper infection control protocols and procedures. Must be able to work collaboratively with the rest of the study team. More specifically, the following duties are included: Collect dental history and complete dental charts, Examine head, neck and mouth for disease, Screen for signs of tooth decay, oral cancer and periodontal disease, Make accurate and consistent periodontal assessments, Take and process X-rays, as needed, Clean, scale and root plane teeth, as needed, Teach patients good oral hygiene practices, Apply preventive treatments to teeth, as needed, and Dental office management duties, as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school with a certificate, or associate or baccalaureate degree; Maintain licensure to practice Dental Hygiene in the State of New York

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with human participant research studies and periodontal studies in particular.

Physical Demands
Salary Range $20,086 - $22,500
Work Hours

Half time, Monday AM, Wednesday and Thursday 8 AM – 4 PM.

FTE 0.50
Campus South Campus
Special Instructions to Applicants
Close DateExternal Closing Date 08/17/2018
Open Until Filled No

Contact Information

Contact's Name Karen L. Falkner
Contact's Title PhD
Contact's Email falkner@buffalo.edu
Contact's Phone 716-829-6307

Posting Dates

Posted 08/17/2017
Deadline for internal applicants
Deadline for external applicants Open Until Filled
Date to be filled

Reference Letters

Number of reference letters required 3
Reference Cutoff Date
Instructions to Applicant

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. RDH License
Optional Documents