Community Oral Health Officer at Luton Hospital

Luton Hospital

Luton Hospital emphasizes compassionate patient care, professional development, and a supportive work environment for healthcare careers.

Community Oral Health Officer

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification Diploma
  • Experience2 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Medical / Healthcare 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess dental conditions and needs of patients using defined dental patient screening and monitoring procedures.
  • Document patient dental history, observations including lab procedures and follow up on results
  • Conduct, develop and mount radiographs as well as trace radiographs required for corrective treatment.
  • Analyze dental x-rays and evaluate dental needs as necessary including medical history review and dental charting
  • Perform authorized dental procedures including cleaning teeth, removing plaques, replacing missing teeth, filling cavities, rebuilding of broken teeth and removing severely damaged teeth in a safe and sterile environment while providing a quality dental experience during the procedure.
  • Reduce simple fractures of the Jaw.
  • Prepare treatment rooms, instruments and tray setups for dental procedures.
  • Conduct dental health education to patients.
  • Offer counsel to patients who require reassurance.
  • Implement and adhere to infection prevention protocols including autoclaving instruments after use, cleaning the dental procedure’s space and storage of the clean instruments.
  • Treat and follow up with patients to prevent the worsening of dental diseases.
  • Provide instruction on dental care and write prescriptions for patients.
  • Assist the Dental surgeon in procedures and conduct procedures under supervision by the surgeon.
  • Maintain a record of day to day activities of the dental unit and prepare regular reports as needed
  • Avoid stock-outs by proper inventory management of equipment and supplies at the dental unit.
  • Ensure all procedures are correctly billed to capture revenue. Enforce adherence to the established company’s policies and procedures in order to maintain quality assurance in delivery of oral health services

Job Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Diploma in Community Oral health from a recognized institution
  • Valid annual practicing license
  • Registered by Oral Health Association of Kenya (OHAK).


  • Minimum of 2 or more years of as a COHO in a busy hospital.

Technical skills/Leadership competencies

  • Proficiency in computer application packages.
  • Good administrative and computer skills Good interpersonal skills.
  • Effective communication both oral and written.
  • Time management skills
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Team working skills
  • Accountability, integrity and confidentiality.

Method of Application

Applications to be sent to clearly indicating the role applied for on the subject line of the email by Tuesday 9th July 2024.

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