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Job Id/Status: 198357 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:12/21/2017
Position:Dental Hygienist
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Union, KY 41091
WE OFFER Health Insurance – Vision Insurance – Dental Coverage – Life Insurance – Retirement Plan – Paid Holidays – Paid Vacation – Multiple Bonus Opportunities Dental Hygienist - RDH Description: This highly motivated and positive individual assists in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and assisting the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. Hygienists also can give specific advice on prevention, nutrition, use of fluoride and smoking cessation. Key Tasks: The requirements listed below are representative, but not all-inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. Provide dental health education about tooth care and diet Remove plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth Take impressions and/or dental radiographs of teeth as required Apply prophylactic/antibacterial materials, fissure sealants, and topical fluoride to help prevent tooth decay Carry out screening and monitoring procedures Treat and help prevent gingivitis and periodontitis Ensure that sterile conditions are maintained Clean and sterilize all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session Use a range of different dental instruments Maintain patient dental records; update all medical records as necessary Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort Report equipment failures or breakages to the principle or practice manager, so that action may be taken to remedy any defects Follow Health & Safety guidelines in all aspects including when taking x-rays, handling mercury, disposing of sharp and clinical waste, resuscitation, emergency procedures and fire drill Offer advice and encouragement to patients Follow all practice policies and procedures Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules of confidentiality and Data Protection Required Qualifications: High school diploma or GED A two-year Diploma in Dental Hygiene or three-year Oral Health Science Degree MUST be a registered Hygienist in the state of Kentucky Experience using computers and Dentrix software MUST be a people person with a great attitude and attention to detail Any extra courses are taken relevant to dentistry Turner Family Dentistry offers employment opportunities that promote professional, personal, and financial growth. We work extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment. Competitive wages, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future.