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Registered Dental Hygienist - Health Services (N)

Hartford, Connecticut
Job Type
19 May 2023

POSTING DATE: February 9,2023

CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

POSITION: Registered Dental Hygienist - Health Services

REPORTS TO: Coordinator of Health Services

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Provide dental hygiene services within the Hartford Public School System. Work collaboratively with other dental staff, including dentists, certified dental assistants and clerical support personnel to organize schedule and complete the provision of dental treatment for the students at the school-based dental clinics. In addition, provide outreach and adjunct dental services as scheduled in non-dental clinic school sites.


All responsibilities normally held by licensed dental hygienists including but not limited to the following:

1. Oral assessments.

2. Prioritize patients.

3. Prophylaxis.

4. Topical fluoride applications.

5. Oral hygiene instruction and follow-up.

6. Taking and processing dental radiographs.

7. Pit and fissure sealants.

8. Dietary analyses and nutritional counseling as applicable to dental health.

9. Triage emergencies: treat or refer to dentist.

10. Communicate with parents as necessary, to include informing parents of treatment provided, and future treatment that may be needed.

11. Assist dentist when dental assistant is not available.

Responsible for management of dental clinic within the school:

1. Maintain accurate records of school enrollment.

2. Organize clinic files.

3. Schedule patients.

4. Maintain guidelines, as per departmental policy (developed in collaboration with the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health).

5. Maintain confidentiality.

6. Obtain and maintain current insurance/Medicaid information.

7. Complete billing information, process as per departmental policy.

8. Order supplies, maintain inventory.

9. Maintain statistical information.

10. Prepare and complete all mandated reports.

Serve as lead person for school in school-based and community-based collaborations:

1. Provide clinical oversight of dental hygiene students while on rotation.

2. Attend and participate in professional and school staff meetings and In-service Programs

3. Provide In-service Programs to school/parent groups, as necessary.

Other duties as assigned by Coordinator of Health Services.


Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program.
Bachelor's/Master's degree preferred.
At least two years' clinical experience.
Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively with dental colleagues, teachers, other school personnel, students and parents.
Excellent management skills.
Bilingual/bicultural an asset.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: RDH, Current State of Connecticut Licensure, Current and valid CPR certification.

SALARY AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Salary in accordance with Hartford Federation of School Health Professionals . Appendix A, Salary Schedule 5A: ($45,745-$70,206).


Hartford Federation of School Health Professionals (HFSHP).


All current internal and external applicants must submit an online application. To apply, please visit and follow the appropriate link.

Hartford Public Schools (Hartford, Connecticut) is a diverse community of educators and approximately 18,000 students attending 39 distinctive magnet, community, and neighborhood schools, located in the capital city of Connecticut. We are committed to being a leader in innovative urban education, cultivating equity and excellence for all of our students, closing the opportunity gaps, and preparing students for life, college, career, and success.

HPS recruits and selects diverse professionals, who are committed to developing students' individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Highly talented and qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Hartford students, families, and community are strongly encouraged to apply immediately!

Why Should You Choose Hartford Public Schools?

Hartford Public Schools is seeking excellent candidates and wants to provide the best experience for you. We have put together a comprehensive package of benefits and incentives, including:

Competitive salary

Career growth opportunities

Tuition reimbursement

Rich health care plan

Professional development

Diversity Among Us

Hartford Public Schools is a diverse community of scholars and educators. Among our 18,000 students, there are 90 languages spoken; 22% of our student population are English Learners. Over 85% of the population are students of color. At Hartford Public Schools, we are well above the national average for diverse teachers and administrators. Among our teachers and administrators, 27% and 47%, respectively, identify as people of color.

Hartford is the Place for You

The state of Connecticut is seated on the northeastern seaboard. Hartford is within an hour's drive of the coastline and is centrally located between New York City and Boston. Hartford is one of America's oldest and most historic cities, made up of 17 unique neighborhoods rich in history and diversity. It is commonly known as the "insurance capital" due to its prominence beginning in the 19th century as home to many of the most prestigious insurance companies in the U.S., many of which still call Hartford home today. The city features world-class museums, entertainment, and sports venues and is home to several major companies. An array of restaurants reflecting cuisines from all over the world attract people from far and wide, and more than 200 arts, heritage, and cultural organizations in the Hartford region provide hundreds of events year-round. In addition, several universities and colleges are in Hartford and the surrounding towns, allowing easy access to advanced degree programs.

Position Subject to Available Funding

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  • Job Reference: 1010173472-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Hartford Public Schools
  • Location: Hartford, Connecticut
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent