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Dental Hygienist Job in Kennesaw, GA (235247)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 235247 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:11/23/2018
Position:Dental Hygienist
Specialty:General
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri
Location: Kennesaw, GA 30152
 
Description
Full-Time Dental Hygienist (base pay + bonus) unlimited earning potential Kennesaw, GA 1st Choice Dental Care Description This highly motivated and positive individual assists in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and assisting the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. Hygienists also can give specific advice on prevention, nutrition, use of fluoride and smoking cessation. Key Tasks: The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. - Set up and prepare for surgery before the start of each session - Provide dental health education about tooth care and diet - Remove plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth - Make impressions and/or dental radiographs of teeth as required - Apply prophylactic/antibacterial materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides to help prevent tooth decay - Carry out screening and monitoring procedures - Treat and help prevent gingivitis and periodontitis - Ensure that sterile conditions are maintained - Clean and sterilize all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session - Use a range of different dental instruments - Maintain patient dental records; update all medical records as necessary - Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort - Report equipment failures or breakages to the principle or practice manager, so that action may be taken to remedy any defects - Follow Health & Safety guidelines in all aspects including when taking x-rays, disposing of sharps and clinical waste, resuscitation, emergency procedures and fire drill - Offer advice and encouragement to patients - Follow all practice policies and procedures - Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality and Data Protection Required Qualifications: - High school diploma or GED - Must be a Registered Dental Hygienist in the state of Georgia - Experience using computers and EagleSoft Practice Management software - Must be a people person with a great attitude and attention to detail