The Hygiene Assistant will provide support and assistance to Doctors, Hygienists,
and Dental Assistants in the clinical areas of the office. Hygiene Assistants will
be actively involved in communicating with parents/guardians and providing services
to patients during appointments. Depending on the size and the needs of a
particular office, the Hygiene Assistant will perform a variety of responsibilities
and be cross-trained in many or all of the following:
Greet and bring patients back into the clinical area for their appointments.
Hygiene Assistants who are x-ray certified will obtain necessary periapical,
bitewing, and panoramic x-rays for the appointment. Quality images should be
captures while encouraging anxious and timid patients.
Assist the Doctor, Hygienist, and Dental Assistant in preparing the patient’s chair
with the needed supplies and instruments. Clean the chairs and rooms following
treatment to prepare for the next patient.
Assist in the flow of patients: bring the patient back for treatment, assist
throughout the appointment, guide patients and parents to the front desk upon
completion of their appointment, and assist in any other area needed to help others
in guiding patients through the visit.
Ensure proper cleaning, sterilization, and maintenance of all operatory equipment,
instruments, chairs, and work stations based on OSHA regulations and the Company
standards. The Hygiene Assistant will run the sterilization area of the clinic to
ensure all instruments are properly sterilized and are available for continued
hygiene and operatory treatment.
Assist the Hygienist in charting dentition and entering clinical notes of the
Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance as well as adhere to all
OSHA rules and regulations.
Work as a team within the organization- partnering with the Practice Manager,
Doctors, Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Front Desk Coordinators and other Clinical
Assistants to maintain consistency and teamwork.
Attend Continuing Education classes and obtain any needed certificates
Additional duties will be assigned as necessary to achieve the Company standards
and goals as efficiently as possible.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent.
Experience working in a professional, medical, or dental environment with direct
customer service is desired.
X-ray certification is required and can be obtained through the Company.