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Corizon Health Dental Hygienist in Grand Rapids, Michigan

About Corizon Health

Corizon Health is the pioneer provider of correctional healthcare in the United States.

We are a company built on more than 40 years of innovation and expertise in the industry.

Our people, our practices, and our commitment to success are the traits that make us the ideal employer as you begin or continue to advance your correctional healthcare career.


We have an exceptional opportunity for part time Dental Hygienist (2 hours weekly or 4 hours every other week) to join our healthcare team atKent County Correctional Center located in Grand Rapids, MI.

Responsibilities of the Corizon Health Dental Hygienist

  • Performs technical and advisory service in oral or dental hygiene involving oral prophylaxis under supervision of registered dentist.

  • Performs educational and organizational work in promoting oral hygiene

  • Scales and polishes teeth and roots. Removes sutures. Takes study models. Polishes amalgam restorations. Places and removes rubber dams.

  • Assists dentist in administering fluoride treatments. Develops oral hygiene education program for patients.

  • Assists dentist in completing diagnostic x-rays.

  • Records all aspects of treatment provided and other pertinent information in the patient’s dental record.

  • Initiates and maintains recall program for additional instructions and treatment for patients whose condition and/or attitude indicate a need. Also a follow-up prophylaxis treatment in a specific time interval.

  • Checks and maintains instruments, equipment and supplies including ordering replacements and submitting work orders.

  • Ensures proper clean-up, packaging and sterilizing of instruments. Maintains a clean and orderly working environment. Instructs dental assistant in proper techniques and other training as directed

  • Performs dental assessments when required.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.

Experience & Requirements

Qualifications of the Corizon Health Dental Hygienist

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Completion of an accredited Dental Hygienist program

  • At least one (1) year experience as a Dental Hygienist

  • Must receive a satisfactory background investigation report.

This position may require a background check, security clearance, and/or drug screening.

Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.

Corizon Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. In compliance with federal and state employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, gender, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, Vietnam era veteran, or disabled Veteran status. EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans

Job Locations US-MI-Grand Rapids

Category Dental

Position Type Regular Part-time

Shift / Schedule Variable