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Dental Hygienist Job in MONTGOMERY, AL (216839)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 216839 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:06/05/2018
Position:Dental Hygienist
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur
Location: MONTGOMERY, AL 36106
 
Description
• 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. • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances • 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. • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records. • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. • 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 by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies. • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.