Job Summary

The COHO will be responsible for handling all oral health matters for all our clients according to the stipulated procedures.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 8 years

Job Description

Reports to: Head of Clinical Services
Responsible for:    Dental Assistant
Collaborates with:    Clinical Team and other staff

Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•    Examine patients’ teeth and mouth.
•    Assess dental condition and needs of patients using patient screening and monitoring procedures.
•    Analyze x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting.
•    Take, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment
•    Undertake general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established dental hygienist procedures.
•    Clean teeth using brushes, and polishers to remove plaque and stains ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained
•    Fill in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.
•    Treat and help to prevent gum disease.
•    Provide instruction on dental care and write prescriptions for patients
•    Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations
•    Supervise staff and clinic processes
•    Book patients for dentists’ review

Job Requirements
•    Minimum 8 years experience in a busy and reputable institution
•    Passionate about paediatric dentistry
•    Should have experience with clients who are children
•    Team player, flexible
•    Should be able to handle children well.
•    Diploma in Community oral health/Dentistry or equivalent from a reputable institution.
•    Current practicing certificate.
•    Computer Literate

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