Dental Hygienist - The Center Southwest

Position: Dental Hygienist - The Center Southwest

Job ID: 164114

Location: US-TX-Houston


Talent Area: Professional - Clinical

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Health PlanFounded in 1996, Texas Children’s Health Plan is the nation's first health maintenance organization (HMO) created just for children. We provide STAR/Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to pregnant women, teens, children and adults in Houston and surrounding areas. Currently, the Health Plan has more than 375,000 members who receive care from our network of more than 1,100 primary care physicians, 3,200 specialists, and 70 hospitals. Texas Children's Health Plan is also the largest combined STAR/CHIP Managed Care Organization in the Harris County service area.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.


We are searching for a Dental Hygienist — someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide dental assistance in the patient care area. You will also ensure that all care provided is developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served (0-18 years) and adults.


 Think you’ve got what it takes?

Responsibilities :

  • Sterilizes and maintains instruments, cleans dental carts and sets up instrument trays daily according to guidelines.
  • Prepares treatment rooms, adhering to prescribed protocols. • Provides oral assessments of children and adults.
  • Reviews and records medical and dental histories and vital signs and reports findings to the dentist.
  • Evaluates the condition of patients' gums, teeth, and mouth.
  • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening, feeling and visually examining gums. Uses probes to locate peridontal disease and assess levels of recession of children and adults.
  • Takes, exposes, and interprets dental x-rays.
  • Provides supra and subgingival of teeth. Removes dental plaque, calculus, and stain from teeth.
  • Applies sealants and fluorides.


· Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption



  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.
  • DH – Dental Hygienist from the Texas Board of Dental Examiners
  • NOM CERT- Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Certification from the Texas Board of Dental Examiners.
  • BLS certification from the American Heart Association.  
  • 5 years’ experience in a healthcare setting required preferable orthodontics.

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