Occ. Code 5359000
DENTAL HYGIENIST, GRADE 12
New York State Department of Civil Service
BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
Dental Hygienists assist dentists in their practice by performing preventive and therapeutic treatment procedures and by instructing patients in oral self care techniques. Positions are found in various facilities of the Department of Correctional Services and the Offices of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Children and Family Services; SUNY Buffalo University, Stony Brook and Upstate Medical Center; and Helen Hayes Hospital.
DENTAL HYGIENIST: works under the supervision of a licensed dentist; Licensure is required; can perform any of the tasks properly performed by a Dental Assistant, but in order to be classified as a Dental Hygienist must perform duties in the areas of preventive and therapeutic treatment and the instruction of patients in oral self care techniques for at least seventy percent of their working time.
Performs dental services under the supervision of a dentist.
Open Competitive: Licensed by New York State as a Dental Hygienist and current registration to practice in New York State.
NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.