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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Dental Hygienist in Worcester, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a meaningful career making a difference in our local communities?  Are you passionate about health equity?  Do you enjoy helping people?

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is one of the largest community health centers in Massachusetts serving Worcester, Framingham, Milford and the surrounding communities.  We are a thriving and growing organization, and our team is expanding across sites to support this growth.

We are currently hiring a Dental Hygienist based in Worcester MA.  The Dental Hygienist will be responsible for cleaning and polishing teeth, instructing patients in good oral hygiene habits and after care for dental treatments, providing other preventative dental care, and working chairside as needed. 

As an employer of choice, our inclusive workplace environment fosters teamwork, accountability and respect and supports the growth and development of each employee.  We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace the richness of the diversity of our staff and community.  You are a good fit for our team if you’re passionate about helping people live healthier lives and enjoy working in a supportive, team-based environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Actively participates in maintaining a patient recall system

  • Applies patient markers to adequately determine the correct patient is present for the dental appointment.

  • Accurately completes the dental record, providing all necessary information relating to oral hygiene, Periodontal status, probing depths, attachment loss, and accurate charting of the current oral condition.

  • Completes notes after each procedure.

  • Demonstrates competency and proficiency in oral prophylaxis, with a thorough understanding of each instrument and its function.

  • Demonstrates competency and proficiency in Scaling and Root Planning.

    Education and Experience

  • Graduate of a accredited US school of Dental Hygiene.

  • MA Dental Hygienist license.

  • 2.5 years post-graduate experience as a dental hygienist preferably in a community or public health setting.

  • Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Portuguese, or other language identified by Department as a need.

  • Certification in delivering local anesthesia in state of Massachusetts.

  • Our health center requires all employees to have the most recent COVID-19 booster and the yearly flu vaccine.


  • Competitive salary based on related experience

  • Medical insurance starts on first day of employment. 

  • Health center pays 80% of medical insurance premiums.

  • Includes coverage for same-sex domestic partners and gender affirming care.

  • Generous time off packages

  • Dental and Vision insurance

  • 403b Retirement Plan with employer match

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Employee Assistance Program

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