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Job Summary

Family Heritage Hospital Limited is a private level 4 health care facility located in Murang’a County.We are looking for a qualified Community Oral Health Officer.

  • Minimum Qualification:Diploma
  • Experience Level:Mid level
  • Experience Length:2 years

Job Description/Requirements

Reports to: Dentist

Job purpose: The position is responsible for proving dental treatment and hygiene to prevent dental decay by examining, treating, cleaning patients’ teeth and providing education on how to care for teeth and gums, and the effects of diet on oral health.


Duties and Responsibilities.

Ø  Examine patients’ teeth and mouth.

Ø  Assess dental condition and needs of patients using patient screening and monitoring procedures.

Ø  Analyze x–rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting.

Ø  Take, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment.

Ø  Undertake general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established dental hygienist procedures.

Ø  Clean teeth using brushes, and polishers to remove plaque and stains ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained.

Ø  Fill in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth.

Ø  Treat and help to prevent gum disease.

Ø  Provide instruction on dental care and write prescriptions for patients.

Ø  Make impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts.

Ø  Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations

Ø  Supervise staff and clinic processes.

 

Minimum qualifications and skills.

Ø  Diploma in Community Oral Health from Kenya Medical Training College or an equivalent recognized institution.

Ø  Proficiency in computer skills.

Ø  Minimum two years working experience as a Community Oral Health Officer in a reputable health facility an added advantage.

Ø  Registered as a Community Oral Health Officer with the regulatory body.

Ø  Valid current practicing license.

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