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Dental Hygienist Job in Charlotte, NC (211027)

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Job Id/Status: 211027 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:04/16/2018
Position:Dental Hygienist
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Charlotte, NC 28216
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 the practice. JOB OVERVIEW: 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 regulations. 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 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, 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