Community Oral Health Officer at Africare

  • Full Time
  • Nairobi


Core Responsibilities

  • Asses dental conditions and need of patients using defined dental patient screening and monitoring procedures
  • Analyse x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting
  • Conduct, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment
  • Undertake general treatment and care for teeth and tissue problems using specified equipment and tools and established oral health procedures
  • Conduct full mouth scaling, polish and offer prophylaxis to remove plaque and stains to ensure that sterile conditions are maintained
  • Fill-in cavities, rebuild broken teeth, replace missing teeth, and remove unnecessary or severely damaged teeth
  • Treat and assist patients to prevent gum disease through the dental services
  • Reduce simple fractures of the jaws
  • Provide patient education on dental care
  • Develop patients’ teeth impressions for study casts/models
  • Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations; including laboratory procedures and ensure follow up on results
  • Perform dental processes to achieve local and international standards
  • Manage and maintain dental department inventory; consumables, equipment and instruments. Maintain stock control procedures for the dental services to ensure accountability.
  • Be up-to-date with new dental sphere developments within the profession
  • Enforce adherence to the established company’s policies and procedures in order to maintain quality assurance in delivery of oral health services


Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in Community Oral Health.
  • Registered by the oral health association of Kenya(OHAK)
  • Valid annual practice license


  • 2 years’ experience in a similar role in a busy Hospital.

Technical skills/Leadership competencies

  • BLS Certification
  • Proficiency in computer application packages
  • Wide knowledge of the health industry
  • Proven leadership, communication, interpersonal and decision-making skills

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