Community Oral Health Officer (COHO) Job Vacancy in Coast Region - Kenya

Position Title: Community Oral Health Officer (COHO)

Job Summary

Responsible for Quality dental services for the medical centres


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Document patient dental history and/or chief complaints and/or observations; including laboratory procedures and ensure follow up on results.
  • Reduce simple fractures of the jaws
  • Provide patient education on dental care
  • Manage and maintain dental department inventory; consumables, equipment and instruments.
  • Prepare and submit reports on dental services and activities as required

Requirements –Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Diploma in Community Oral Health.
  • Registered by the oral health association of Kenya (OHAK)
  • Valid annual practice license
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a similar role in a busy Hospital
  • Proficiency in computer application packages
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills
  • Ability to identifying priorities and implement care based on individual patients’ needs and sound oral health judgment
  • Proactive team player with strong customer service and problem-solving skills

Self-motivation and the ability to work with minimum supervision

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