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Dental Hygienist Job in Columbus, OH (196880)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 196880 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:12/05/2017
Position:Dental Hygienist
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:None Specified
Location: Columbus, OH 43231
 
Description
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 expected. 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. Job Duties: Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols. Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient. 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 oral health. 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 numbers. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit. 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, 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; 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; verifying receipt of supplies. Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. 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 cleanliness. 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