Full and Part-time Positions are available
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.
Lead by example; exercise good team work; have mutual respect for team; partner
with team to create an exceptional experience for patient.
Practice to the standard of care of the State Board of Dentistry; follow rules and
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.
To follow Periodontal Protocol based on American Academy of Periodontology, ADA and
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, all medications; gather
information for Med Consult to be sent to medical doctor when required and document
appropriately in patient’s chart.
Thoroughly and efficiently perform clinical hygiene functions including but not
limited to evaluating diagnostic X-rays, reviewing medical histories, recording
blood pressure with doctor:
Complete adult/ child prophylaxis
Complete full mouth debridement
Complete periodontal charting per guidelines.
Manage Prior Approvals
Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance.
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
Apply fluoride treatment when needed
Perform routine dental prophylaxis for periodontally healthy patients
Non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling/root planing)
Take alginate impressions and fabricate whitening trays
Maintain accurate and legible notes in patient’s chart
Non Essential Functions:
Clean and prepare operatory per guidelines prior to patient appointment
Sterilize equipment and operatories per OSHA guidelines
Assist other team members, including front office responsibilities
Follow all OSHA and BBP (Blood borne Pathogen) federal guideline
Proficient using Dentrix Software