Duties Description Dental Hygienists are licensed to practice dental hygiene in New York State and perform a wide variety of dental services in accordance with Article 133 of the Education Law. Positions assist dentists in their practice by performing preventive and therapeutic treatment procedures and by instructing individuals in oral self-care techniques. Dental Hygienist: works under the supervision of a licensed dentist; performs duties in the areas of preventive and therapeutic treatment and the instruction of individuals in oral self-care techniques, which have been identified by the New York State Education Department as functions requiring licensure, for at least seventy percent of their working time.
Additional Comments Starting Salary of $47,530 for the SG-12 and Geographical Pay of $4,000. Add 75 cents per hour hazard duty pay per hour worked paid quarterly. $575 Inconvenience Pay is additional compensation paid to an employee who is required to work four or more hours between 6 PM and 6 AM in a regular tour of duty.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Notes on ApplyingA complete Background investigation, including a criminal background check.
If you fail to maintain your license and/or registration once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position. If you are appointed and lose your license or current registration, your employment may be terminated.
All individuals appointed to Dental Hygienist positions will be required to satisfactorily complete a probationary period of 52 weeks, which begins at the time of permanent appointment. During probation, appointees will complete a training and development program that includes on the job training and carefully designed and monitored work experience.
All Mohawk DOCCS employees receive a generous benefits package including:
13 paid vacation days the first year of employment
5 paid personal days and 13 paid holidays each year
Paid sick and cancer screening leave
Family dental and vision benefits at no additional cost
NYS Employees Retirement System Membership
NYS Deferred Compensation
Access to NY 529 and NY ABLE College Savings Programs, as well as U.S. Savings Bonds
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)