Dental Hygienist
Job Type
Full-time
Description

Are you a Registered Dental Hygienist passionate about educating patients and making a difference in the community? 

You have come to the right place. 

Make an impact working at a busy Community Health Center reporting to an experienced and supportive leadership team.

Work within a multi-site, state-of-the-art facility with access to the latest in oral health technology. 

Comfortable work schedule with generous PTO Highly competitive salary and benefits package, including 401K Matching and CE reimbursement.

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Career Path: Onsite Training Offered.

Not-for-profit and mission-driven healthcare organization making a difference within a community in need.


Our Dental Hygienist Will: Promote dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; and performing procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act.


What We Expect of Dental Hygienists:

  • Prepares treatment room for patients by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patients for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patients.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visits by evaluating patient's oral health.
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and beneath gum margins.
  • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity-preventing agents.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; and removing cement from crowns and bridges.
  • Helps dentists manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and a directory of emergency numbers.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of the time of the next dental hygiene visit.
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; and verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Skills/Qualifications: Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Bedside Manner, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Administering Medication, Thoroughness, Self-Development

Requirements

Skills/Qualifications: Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Bedside Manner, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Administering Medication, Thoroughness, Self-Development