Class Specifications - H.45
Dental Hygienist - (9190)

September, 1977

Series Concept

Same as class concepts.

Class Concepts

Under general supervision, incumbents assist Dentists in providing oral health care to patients. Dental Hygienists perform prophylactic work utilizing hand and mechanized instruments; conduct preliminary examinations of the teeth and surrounding tissues; instruct patients in preventive dental procedures; record evaluations of mouth condition and extent of prophylaxis on dental charts; take and process oral radiographs; clean, sharpen, and sterilize instruments; and perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of the legal requirements to practice as a Dental Hygienist as determined by the California Board of Dental Examiners; and knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.