Community Oral Health Officer Job in Kenya

Core Responsibilities

Asses dental conditions and need of patients using defined dental patient screening and monitoring procedures

Analyse x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting

Conduct, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment

Undertake general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established oral health procedures

Conduct full mouth scaling, polish and offer prophylaxis to remove plaque and stains to ensure that sterile conditions are maintained

Fill-in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth

Treat and assist patients to prevent gum disease through the dental services 

Reduce simple fractures of the jaws

Provide patient education on dental care 


Develop patients’ teeth impressions for study casts/models

Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations; including laboratory procedures and ensure follow up on results

Perform dental processes to achieve local and international standards

Manage and maintain dental department inventory; consumables, equipment and instruments. Maintain stock control procedures for the dental services to ensure accountability.

Minimum Qualifications

Diploma in Community Oral Health.

Registered by the oral health association of Kenya(OHAK)

Valid annual practice license

Experience

2 years’ experience in a similar role in a busy Hospital.

Technical skills/Leadership competencies

BLS Certification

Proficiency in computer application packages 

Wide knowledge of the health industry

Proven leadership, communication, interpersonal and decision-making skills

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