Registered Dental Hygienist
The Dental Hygienist's (DH) primary responsibility is to perform quality and
efficient hygiene procedures while building and maintaining positive and
professional relationships with patients. The DH is directly responsible for the
patient's excellent experience and for patient retention while in the hygiene
department. The DH contributes to the overall financial success
of the practice.
Provide superior patient care and service; make the patient the #1 priority;
outstanding customer service and hospitality as well as chair side manner.
Practice Servant Leadership; lead by example; exercise good team work; have mutual
respect for team; partner with team to create an exceptional experience for
Practice to the standard of care of the State Board of Dentistry; follow rules and
regulations of the Dental Practice Act of the applicable state.
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
all assigned shift times.
Educate patient on oral hygiene/health/disease as well as procedures and services;
establish/communicate continued care.
Follow the company's Periodontal Protocol which is based on American Academy
of Periodontology, ADA and ADHA guidelines.
Comply with state and federal laws for chart documentation; follow OSHA guidelines
PPE and use standard precautions.
Verify patient health history (review basic health status, medications; understand
impact with dentistry) and document appropriately in patient's chart.
Thoroughly and efficiently perform clinical hygiene functions including but not
exposing/processing/evaluating diagnostic X-rays, taking and recording blood
adult/child prophylaxis, non-surgical periodontal therapy and co-assessing
Complete periodontal charting per guidelines
Manage financial responsibilities/Hygiene scorecard.
Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance
Accountability for successful performance of all job functions
Perform the following duties as applicable by practice and/or state laws:
Place locally applied antimicrobials
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
Offer fluoride treatment to all patients
Non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling/root planing)
Administer local anesthesia (if allowed by state practice act AND hygienist is
Monitor Nitrous Oxide (if certified by state practice act)
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
Part time position for Saturday(9am-4pm) available at our Rosenberg location with
address xxxx Avenue H Suite #58 Rosenberg, TX xxxx1.