Dental HygienistSsun HealthErie, CO 80516 At Ssun Health: We save a SMILE on a good day. We save a LIFE on a great day. #PeopleFirstPractice™. As dental leaders serving dental professionals, we are passionately committed to our Core Values.
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The RDH is in a special position to provide our patients the most important health
service: ongoing preventive oral care by cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth to
prevent gum disease.
Essential Duties: (Edit the following essential duties as appropriate for your
practice. Prioritize in order of importance.)
Records treatment information on the patients chart, including treatment
rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor
time and assistant time needed for next appointment.
Takes radiographs as directed by the doctor.
Records evaluation of periodontal conditions, occlusal relations and extent of
prophylaxis on dental chart to ensure a complete diagnosis and proper
treatment plan by the dentist.
Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room.
Administers Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen to patients as applicable.
Takes impressions for diagnostic and opposing models.
Applies non-aerosol and non-caustic topical agents and pit and fissure sealants.
Removes excess cement from supragingival surfaces of teeth.
Assists doctor during clinical exam and record findings and recommendations.
Performs oral cancer exam on all patients.
Scales, polishes, and applies fluoride to patient’s teeth.
Prepares all treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up,
decontamination, sterilizing and sharpening all instruments, cleaning hand pieces and room, restocking supplies.
Places and removes post-extraction and periodontal dressings.
Sizes stainless steel crowns, temporary crowns, and bands.
Inspects patient’s oral cavity and charts lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth.
Evaluates gingival health and health of all oral tissue.
Executes root planing and Myofunctional evaluations.
Educates patients on the importance of preventative care, the disease process and the role of bacteria; provides appropriate educational literature and instruction on home care.
Polishes restorations and appliances (partials, dentures, etc.).
Administers temporary cementation and removal of temporary crowns.Schedules patient’s next treatment appointment, or communicates with
Implements and monitors recall system; contacts patients who are overdue for a recall.
Helps fill the patient schedule when there are openings to keep production levels high each day.
Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations.
Skilled in the use of an ultrasonic.
Ability to perform scaling and root planning, take radiographs, and administer local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide.
Knowledge of OSHA regulations and changes.
Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including: telephones, calculators, copiers, fax, computers, and computer software (MS Excel,
Word, Practice Management software).
Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients.
Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner.
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and accept constructive criticism.
Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently.
Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities.
Valid X-ray certificate
Current RDH license
CPR and first-aid certificate