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Dental Hygienist Job in Chicago, IL (195340)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 195340 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:11/15/2017
Position:Dental Hygienist
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:None Specified
Location: Chicago, IL 60607
 
Description
A young, growing dental office in the west loop seeks a professional, motivated Dental Hygienist for one day per week and one Saturday per month to lead office's hygiene program. As we grow, the number of days available shall grow also. There is flexibility on the day: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday are all possibilities. Hours to include either an early morning or evening to start, i.e. 7-1pm or 1-7pm. As schedule grows, we can add a day or increase hours on same day with lunch. We have a great team environment and are looking for a positive, high-performing hygienist to join us. Responsibilities include: --Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse --Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays) --Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth --Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides) --Placement of Arestin in cases where indicated --Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling) counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health --Making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs) --Performing documentation and office management activities