Sea Mar Community Health Centers was founded in 1978 with a single clinic in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Today, Sea Mar is Washington’s largest provider of community-based, comprehensive health care with over 20 dental clinics along the Puget Sound. We are looking for mission driven providers dedicated to serving under-served and diverse communities.
The main responsibility of the Dental Hygienist is to provide dental services to patients of
Sea Mar Community Health Center consistent with his/her training following the standards
established for this profession and allowed under his/her license from the State of
Washington Department of Health.
Responsibilities and Duties:
To practice dentistry in an ethical manner, meeting the standards of the dental
hygiene profession and in accordance to the Washington State Dental Practice Act,
pertaining to Dental Hygienists.
To supervise the clinical activities of dental assistants according to the Washington
State Dental Practice Act.
To be current in basic life support (BLS) certification.
To provide dental care under strict methods of aseptic control and in a manner that
results in patient, staff and dentist safety.
To acquire new knowledge and skills contributing to the provision of high quality
To coordinate patient care by seeking consultations from, or referrals to, other health
professionals, when necessary.
To utilize staff and patients' time efficiently in order to maximize productivity and
To use the appropriate procedure codes consistent with the dental services rendered.
To participate in designated Quality Improvement activities of the Dental Program
and of Sea Mar Community Health Centers, when assigned.
To help make dental care available to the patients of Sea Mar Community Health
Center and to the public by participating in activities which promote dental and oral
health in the community.
To be able to perform other duties or responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications and Skills
Have a current and valid license from the State of Washington Department of Health
and a Dental Hygienist’s Contract with Sea Mar Community Health Center.
Provide dental hygiene services to patients under the supervision of staff dentists and
the administration of the Dental Director and the Corporation's Chief Executive
Officer and meet the productivity goals established by Sea Mar.
The dental hygienist supervises the clinical activities of the dental assistants, dental trainees
and/or volunteers who are assisting him/her.
Have successfully completed a dental hygiene program, in an accredited School of Dental
Hygiene, that has been approved by the State of Washington. Have successfully completed
the national boards for dental hygienists.
Have the ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals,
financial reports and legal documents. Must be able to respond to common inquiries or
complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or other members of the health profession.
Have the ability to calculate basic mathematical figures and amounts such as discounts,
proportions and percentages.
Have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
Have a basic understanding of the concepts of bio-statistical analyses.