Career Opportunity for a Dental Hygienist at COMC

Central Ozarks Medical Center (COMC) is excited to announce an opening for a Dental Hygienist for our Richland, Missouri clinic! We are dedicated to providing access to health and dental care to everyone in our community, especially the underserved. We believe everyone should have access to health and dental care regardless of insurance status, and we are looking to add a team member that would enjoy working with that philosophy. If you are a dental hygienist and would like to know more, we have the details in this blog.

About Us
COMC is a Missouri non-profit, federally qualified health center that has served Pulaski, Laclede, Camden and Miller counties for over 40 years. Our goal is to provide the highest quality, affordable healthcare to the communities we serve.

COMC is looking for a mission-driven team member who is comfortable working with patients with diverse backgrounds. Applicant must be a motivated, self-starter able to quickly adapt to new and changing conditions while maintaining a professional demeanor.

COMC offers a robust compensation and benefits package, (including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long and short-term disability, and retirement). We have an excellent staff and a wonderful patient population. The scenic Lake Ozark area is a great location for raising a family and enjoying a variety of outdoor recreational activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
· Provide oral examinations and patient charting.
· Provide periodontal probing and charting.
· Provide scaling, root-planning, soft tissue curettage.
· Placement and removal of periodontal packs.
· Provide oral health instruction and dietary analysis.
· Other duties as may be required during the performance of initial and recall exams.
· Provide routine blood pressure screenings.
· Maintain medical history update.
· Participate in health fairs or classroom education as required.
· Responsible for inventory and assisting in the ordering of dental health promotion items.
· Perform other related duties.
Due to the CMS Mandate our staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.


Qualifications Requirements: Currently licensed to practice dental hygiene in Missouri. Must be CPR certified or become certified during probationary period and maintain certification throughout employment with COMC.

Education and/or experience: Must have GED or be a graduate from high school and an approved school of Dental Hygiene.

Language Skills: Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers. Ability to effectively present information to the supporting Dentist.
Mathematical Skills: Knowledge of fundamental math, adding machine, calculator, and Microsoft office.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Other Skills and Abilities: Excellent customer service skills.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. This includes moderate physical effort consisting of occasionally lifting or moving over 50 pounds of weight.

Travel Requirement: To fulfill the responsibility of the position travel to all COMC locations may be required. Employee must have valid Missouri driver’s license and availability of a motor vehicle. Overnight travel may also be required in specific incidences of training, conferences, etc.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Knowledge of, and compliance with, HIPAA and 340B regulations is required. Confidentiality of patient information is mandatory.

Apply Online!
If you or someone you know is a dental hygienist and would like to apply for this job opening as a dental hygienist in Richland, MO just click here to apply online. If you would like to learn more about COMC to see if a career opportunity as a dental hygienist at Central Ozarks Medical Center would be a great match for you, check out the About Us Tab on our website. To stay in touch and hear about more health care opportunities in central Missouri be sure to follow us on social media.