- Evaluates the overall oral health of patients; examines oral cavity fir signs of oral cancer, periodontal disease or other lesions, and oral manifestations of systematic diseases.
- Performs oral hygiene procedures in accordance with treatment plans prescribed by doctor; these procedures may include but not limited to: prophylaxis, periodontal scaling and root planning, debridement, placement of locally applied antibiotics, application of fluoride treatments, protective sealants, completion of in office or take home whitening, oral cancer screening
- Educates patients on oral hygiene care to help patient maintain or improve oral health
- Record and review patient medical histories in dental software.
- Expose and develop radiographs.
- Maintain dental equipment and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.
- Apply fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
- Administer local anesthetic agents as per state legislative guidelines (licensure required-optional).
- Coordinate communication between patients, family members, and dental team members for patient care and scheduling purposes.
- Follow company policies, procedures and company trainings regarding patient care including but not limited to scheduling and time management protocols.
- Follows OSHA regulations and safety requirements to include compliance with HIPAA guidelines, CPR, X-rays, and other required certifications and registrations.
- Maintain the cleanliness of the dental practice both in and outside the dental practice.
- Participate in marketing events to promote dental services and the practice
- Informs dentists of possible restorative concerns for further examination.
- Maximizing patient flow in office.
- Consults with doctor and office staff to ensure patient expectation levels are met and exceeded.
- Expected to work all scheduled work days, during scheduled hours and report to work on time.
- Other special projects or responsibilities as assigned.
- 1-5 years ‘experience
- Licensed to practice as a registered dental hygienist in respective state
- CPR certification required
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (SKAs)
- Medicine and Dentistry – the individual has knowledge of dental information and techniques needed to identify dental diseases and deformities.
- Finger Dexterity — the individual has ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
- Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
- Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
- Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
- Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
- Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
- Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
- Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
- Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
- Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program
- Sitting and bending for long periods of time.
- Position requires frequent talking, hearing, and vision with moderate standing, walking and reaching.
- General clinical environment with frequent exposure to chemicals, blood borne pathogens, patient body fluids and/or tissue, and physical hazards such as needle sticks.
- Repetitive motion.
- May require lifting up to 25 lbs.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm / Friday 8am-1pm