Dental Hygienist (RDH) – Michael Unit

UTMB Health

The mission of Correctional Managed Care is to address the healthcare needs of underserved patient populations within the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD).


Performs clinical hygiene procedures under the supervision of a dentist. Performs direct and indirect patient care procedures as well as general clinical and support asks, as specifically delegated or directed by the supervising dentist. Performs unit level community health tasks. Work includes tasks which the dental hygienist is legally trained and qualified to perform, and which are necessary for the efficient delivery of quality dental care.


  • Contributes to the success of the UTMB Correctional Managed Care organization.
  • Takes and records patient health history and vital signs; performs radiography, dental laboratory procedures, oral health orientation, and oral health education and counseling.
  • Provides dental screening; performs removal of calculus, deposits, or accretions from the natural restored surface of teeth and dental prostheses; performs root planning or the smoothing and polishing of roughened root surfaces of exposed teeth; performs topical application of cavities preventive agents and plaque indexes.
  • Coordinates for the availability and accessibility of clinic staff of appropriate oral health education materials and oral health aids; provides instruction and technical guidance for other clinic staff in the prevention and control of dental disease.
  • Maintains general clinic orderliness and cleanliness; performs sterilization and disinfection of instruments and equipment; performs general clerical tasks including patient scheduling, coordinating clinic visits, collecting and assembling patient treatment information and data.
  • Monitors the overall unit/clinic oral health programs and prepares reports on its effectiveness.
  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structures established for department. 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of modern practices and procedures in the prevention and control of dental disease at the individual, group, and community level.
  • Thorough knowledge of current dental office practices and procedures in the delivery of dental care and in infection control procedures for the safety of patients and staff.


Standard office equipment and standard dental clinic equipment.


Located within the confines of a prison, jail or juvenile detention center. Security clearance is required; pre-employment drug testing is also required.

May be required to provide dental services at multiple facilities.


  • High school or equivalent.
  • Licensed as a dental hygienist by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners.

Salary is commensurate with years of relevant work experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. As a VEVRRA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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