The Dental Hygienist’s primary responsibility is to perform quality and efficient
hygiene procedures while building and maintaining positive and professional
relationships with patients. The Dental Hygienist is directly responsible for the
patient’s excellent experience and for patient retention while in the hygiene
department. The Dental Hygienist contributes to the overall financial success of
Provide superior patient care and service; make the patient the # 1 priority;
exhibit outstanding customer service and hospitality as well as chair side manner.
Practice Servant Leadership; lead by example; exercise good team work; have
mutual respect for team; partner with team to create an exceptional experience for
Practice to the standard of care of the State Board of Dentistry; follow rules
and regulations of the Dental Practice Act of the applicable state.
Stay on schedule as much as possible to create “no patient wait time;” help
manage patient flow; maintain time flexibility for patient; be present, engaged,
ready to work at all assigned shift times.
Educate patient on oral hygiene/health/disease as well as procedures and
services; establish/communicate continued care.
Follow DentalOne Partners’ Periodontal Protocol which is based on American
Academy of Periodontology, ADA and ADHA guidelines.
Comply with state and federal laws for chart documentation; follow OSHA
guidelines on PPE and use standard precautions.
Verify patient health history (review basic health status, medications;
understand impact with dentistry) and document appropriately in patient’s chart.
Thoroughly and efficiently perform clinical hygiene functions including but not
limited to exposing/processing/evaluating diagnostic X-rays, reviewing medical
histories and recording blood pressure, adult/child prophylaxis, non-surgical
periodontal therapy, associated adjunctive therapy and co-assessing treatments with
Complete periodontal charting per guidelines.
Manage financial responsibilities/Hygiene scorecard.
Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance.
Accountability for successful performance of all job functions.
Perform the following duties as applicable by practice and/or state laws:
Place locally applied antimicrobials
Place sealants/perform polishing (certification necessary if required by state)
Use intraoral camera
Screen for Oral Cancer
Take and record patient’s blood pressure accurately
Offer fluoride treatment to all patients
Perform routine dental prophylaxis for periodontally healthy patients
Non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling/root planing)
Administer local anesthesia (if allowed by state practice act AND hygienist
Monitor Nitrous Oxide (if certified by state practice act)
Take alginate impressions and fabricate whitening trays
Maintain accurate and legible notes in patient’s chart
High school diploma or equivalent
Dental Hygiene certification from accredited dental hygiene school; pass
required regional or state licensing board examinations as applicable
Current hygiene license issued by state where employed
Certification for other duties as required by state practice act
Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control training as required by law
Outstanding positive attitude and demeanor
Professionalism in all aspects of job
Good grooming and professional image
Superior team work skills; strong ability to work well with others
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
Good computer/dental software skills
Good manual dexterity
Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
Hiring is done by DentalOne Partners on behalf of James A. Polk DDS & Associates.