Pay Schedule Classification
• Hourly rate paid bi-weekly
Duties and Responsibilities
• Responsible for the patient preventive maintenance care program, treatment
procedures, clerical duties, charting maintenance duties and recare system.
• Chart procedures to include patient conditions, medical and dental
histories, treatment procedures, patient comments, and doctor’s exam notes.
• Performs treatment procedures to include prophylaxes, scaling, and fluoride
• Oversees non-surgical perio programs
• Takes radiographs
• Manages the preventive maintenance program
• Reinforces recommendations for treatment
• Correlates the office recare system with the Front Desk Staff
• Maintains inventory control in the hygiene rooms
• Shares maintenance duties as required
• Sharpens periodontal instruments
• Sterilizes instruments
• Be a Team Player
• Follows practice protocol
• Receives general supervision from the Business Manager regarding unusual
problems, emergencies or new situations. Also receives general supervision from
the dentists regarding patient treatment procedures. The hygienist performs
recurring and routine work independently.
• The position involves performing treatment procedures as dictated by the
appointment schedule. The Hygienist is expected to maintain a consistent
professional demeanor while providing services in response to patient needs.
Scope and Effect
• Many times the hygienist is the first point of treatment contact between
the patient and the office. The degree of concern and warmth shown by the
hygienist to the patient can have a great effect on developing patient confidence
and loyalty. The hygienist also can influence patient treatment acceptance as
as case success through reinforcement and preventative maintenance strategies.
these factors play a major part in influencing total practice perceptions as well
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