Full time qualified and certified dental hygienist WITH local anesthetic
certification IS REQUIRED.
EFDA certification also preferred but not mandatory.
Fast paced setting with an accelerated approach.
Communication and willingness to learn new systems and new approaches will be
All age ranges are seen from pediatric to geriatric.
We have one full time practicing dentist with one EFDA and one additional assistant
currently all working full time.
Listed below are general qualifications we are requesting:
Job Description & Responsibilities:
Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer
screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease;
performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.
Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and
Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and
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 visit by evaluating patient's
Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from
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.
Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr
certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and
postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene
Demonstrates ability to record vital signs and medical and dental histories;
charting in patient records.
Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information
confidential in accordance with HIPAA
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules,
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance
requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions;
calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment
Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level;
anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying
receipt of supplies.
Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish
Maintains professional and technical knowledge and keeps licensure updated by
completing corresponding continuing education as required by the OSDB.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed including
closing duties such as cleaning, disinfecting, sweeping, mopping, and equipment
Dental Hygienist Skills and 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