Dental Hygienist

Recruitment #072222-MDCZ11-350500

Summary Statement

Schedule and host events, training, education and deliver community and school-based preventive services and prevention programs. Develop and deliver in person or virtually oral health education and systemic health education, training programs, power points. Maintain a detailed dental record on patients, provide case management to remove barriers to dental care and collaborate with partners working together and address gaps in oral health care. Supervise and direct team members providing support for scheduled activities.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Provides clinical oral hygiene services including but not limited to dental prophylaxis, scaling, sealant application, fluoride application, x-rays, and dental impressions.

  • Conducts initial mouth screening, checks oral health history, and conducts oral cancer screenings.

  • Maintains patient documentation, paper charts and electronic dental records. Records patient-hygienist transactions so that the dental record accurately reflects the nature of the contact and the care or treatment provided.

  • Provides preventative oral health education to patients either in person or virtually.

  • Assists the Dentist with appropriate treatments and performs independent procedures as delegated and directed by a dentist in accordance with state regulations and law.

  • Sterilizes dental equipment in accordance with established guidelines and procedures. 

  • Maintains the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Log. 

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Dental Hygienist
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Delaware Dental Hygienist License or eligibility for a Delaware license. 
  2. Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). 

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our Job Seeker Resources.

DHSS does not provide employment-based sponsorship.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.