Community oral health officer (coho)

Job Summary

The Community Oral Health Officer in collaboration with the dental officers will provide treatment and rehabilitation of the tissue of oral cavity and face.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Entry level
  • Experience Length: 1 year

Job Description

Requirements

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma in Community Health
  • Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience in a busy hospital.
  • Registered as a Community Oral Health Officer with the regulatory body.
  • Valid Practicing License.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Examine patients’ teeth and mouth.
  2. Assess dental condition and needs of patients using patient screening and monitoring procedures.
  3. Analyze x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting.
  4. Take, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment
  5. Undertake general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established dental hygienist procedures.
  6. Clean teeth using brushes, and polishers to remove plaque and stains ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained
  7. Fill in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
  8. Treat and help to prevent gum disease.
  9. Provide instruction on dental care and write prescriptions for patients
  10. Make impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts
  11. Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations
  12. Document lab procedures and ensure follow up on results.
  13. Supervise staff and clinic processes
  14. Recommend and ensure cost effective buying of equipment and supplies and maintain proper bookkeeping of the same.
  15. Keep up-to-date with new developments within the profession
  16. Maintaining patient dental records
  17. Any other duties as may be assigned to you by your superiors from time to time.

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