Job Title

Dental Therapist

Department

Dental Services

Organization

EHA Clinics 

Reports To

Practice and Quality Assurance Manager

Slots

1

Primary Location

Kano 

Employment Type

Full-Time


Who We Are

EHA Clinics is a world-class private sector comprehensive health care service provider located in Nigeria. We aim to bridge the gap between patients and healthcare services in any setting: the clinic, the home, or through innovative online and mobile solutions.

All of our clinics are equipped with the latest healthcare technologies, and the most dedicated team of healthcare professionals, providing a unique range of patient-centric services.

Alongside each EHA Clinics location, operates a Community Health Program (REACH) which utilizes innovative services and financing to promote universal health coverage and access for low-income, uninsured and under-served families and individuals. Who we are: EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of eHealth Africa,  is a chain of clinics spread across Nigeria that provides innovative and technology-driven healthcare to the population. EHA Clinics currently boasts of three Clinics located in Abuja and Kano and is working to expand to other parts of Nigeria. EHA Clinics uses state of the art equipment to bridge the gap in the provision of high-quality diagnostics and healthcare through routine services (general consultations, laboratory investigations, pharmaceuticals, annual medical checks, child wellness checks, ultrasonography...etc) and specialized services (telemedicine, medical evacuation, home care, dental care, ophthalmology, and radiology).

Job Summary 

The dental therapist is required to provide dental care and education to both adult and children patients. S/He should be able to carry out certain treatments, including scaling, polishing, and simple fillings. The dental therapist also has a health promotion and educational role, helping patients to gain the skills and knowledge they need to maintain their oral health.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Obtaining patient's Medical and Dental histories and consulting with other health practitioners as appropriate.

  • Preparation of an oral health care plan 

  • Examination of oral tissues and diagnosis of dental caries and recognition of any other abnormalities within the oral environment

  • Taking and interpreting periapical and bitewing radiograph

  • Carrying out root planning and gingivectomy

  • Apply fissure sealant and fluoride on teeth

  • Carry out desensitization of teeth

  • Preparation of cavities and restoration of both temporary and permanent teeth

  • Administration of local anesthesia using dentoalveolar infiltration, inferior dental nerve block, and topical local anesthesia

  • Taking  impression

  • Carry out gum massage procedures

  • Cary out cheek and jaw exercises on patients indicated for it

  • Carry out teeth scaling and polishing procedures for all categories of patients

  • Give oral hygiene and dietary counseling to patients

  • Give post-operation instructions to patients

  • Oral toileting and management for physically challenged, medically compromised patients and other groups of patients with special needs especially during admissions

  • Oral health education and awareness to schools, canteens, different organizations, and the communities

  • Working with every other member of the dental, and medical team to ensure optimal patient management and satisfaction. This includes assisting the Dentist with procedures when required.

  • Follow up on patients and appropriate referral as necessary

  • Suture removal

  • Conduct Pulpotomy and Pulpectomy

  • Extraction of mobile teeth in adults and deciduous teeth in children under local anesthesia.

  • Disinfect the working area and wash/sterilize instruments as recommended by the clinic’s daily check routine. 

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Patient & Family Education/Support:

  • Provide emotional support and measures to alleviate fear and anxiety.

  • Participate in voluntary community health activities to promote, maintain, and restore health and prevent diseases.

  • Adheres to Policies and Procedures.

  • Adheres to the EHA Clinics Code of Conduct as well as ethical standards of the field.


Customer Service Requirements:

  • Must have good customer service skills and communication skills

  • Must be able to plan and perform daily activities in an organized manner.

  • Must be kind, compassionate, dedicated, and patient.

  • Must have the ability to handle different kinds of emotions as well as manage on-the-job stress.

  • Must be physically and mentally stable to handle extended shifts as well as mental pressure.

  • Must be able to review, analyze, and respond to the different situations they encounter daily.


Requirements

The requirements listed below convey the knowledge, skills, and ability required to successfully perform this job.

Required:


  • A higher National Diploma in Dental therapy with 1-year medical internship OR Bachelor of Technology in public health dental therapy 

  • National Youth Service Certificate (NYSC)

  • Board registration and a valid current practicing license 

Remuneration

Competitive salary based on our salary scale.  

Other Benefits

The following benefits are available with this offer of employment:


  • Healthcare: EHA Clinics will cover medical expenses for yourself, your spouse, and up to two dependents. Further details are contained in the EHA Clinics Employee Handbook.  

  • Group Life Assurance: EHA Clinics provides life insurance for team members. This insurance is payable in the event of your death. The effective date of coverage will be upon successful completion of your probationary period.

  • Group & Personal Accident: EHA Clinics provides Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance (ADD) for you as our employee. AD&D covers death by accidental means (rather than natural causes) and dismemberment. The effective date of coverage is your hire date.

  • Pension: EHA Clinics supports employee retirement preparation and investment by paying a 10% pension contribution on top of the statutory pension contribution of 8% that is already factored into your salary.

  • Annual Leave: You are entitled to 21 days paid annual leave accrued at 1.75 days/month (based on full-time work schedule). 


To Apply:

To be considered for this position, send in a letter of interest addressing how your competencies meet the requirements for this role and an updated copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format. 

Only eligible candidates will be contacted. We appreciate your time and look forward to getting in touch with you.