Dental Hygienist - FullTime - Days


Job Summary

Mohawk Valley Health System is dedicated to supporting our Physicians and Practitioners, enabling them to provide excellence in healthcare to our communities. MVHS strives to be the trusted healthcare system of choice through clinical quality, excellence in service, education and compassionate care, all while promoting wellness and operational efficiency. This is a unique opportunity to join the Dental team in a teaching organization.

The Dental Hygienist will deliver a wide variety of dental services by performing preventive and therapeutic treatment procedures and by instructing individuals in oral self-care techniques.  Works under the supervision of a licensed dentist in accordance with Article 133 of the Education Law. 

Position Responsibilities

  • Under the general supervision of a licensed dentist, performs services which may include: 
    • removing calcareous deposits, accretions and stains, including scaling and planing of exposed root surfaces indicated for a complete prophylaxis; 
    • applying topical agents indicated for a complete dental prophylaxis; 
    • removing excess cement from surfaces of the teeth; 
    • providing patient education; 
    • placing and exposing X-ray films; 
    • performing topical anticariogenic agent applications, including but not limited to topical fluoride applications, and performing topical anesthetic applications; 
    • polishing teeth, including existing restorations; 
    • taking medical history including the measuring and recording of vital signs; 
    • charting caries and periodontal conditions as an aid to diagnosis by the dentist; 
    • applying pit and fissure sealants; and 
    • applying desensitizing agents to the teeth. 
    • Complies with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.
    • May perform other duties under the personal supervision of a licensed dentist. 
    • Perform other duties as required.

Community Highlights

  • Low cost of Living
  • Excellent Real Estate
  • Rural and Urban life within driving distance from the hospital
  • Safe family-friendly communities
  • Access to the Adirondack and Catskill mountains
  • Multi-cultural population
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Quick access to NYC and Canada
  • Revitalized Downtown
  • Newest Hospital in New York State

Education/Experience Requirements


  • High school diploma
  • Completion of an American Dental Association accredited dental hygiene program.


Licensure/Certification Requirements


  • Valid NYS Dental Hygienist license



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability.

Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Details

Req Id 90388
Department  Dental
Shift Day
Shift Hours Worked  8:45-5:00PM
FTE 1.0
Work Schedule  Monday-Friday
Employee Status FT
Union N/A
Pay Range $28-50 per hour

Nearest Major Market: Utica