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Pediatric Dental Hygienist Job in Centerville, OH (237985)

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Job Details
Job Id/Status: 237985 / ACTIVE
Job Posted/Updated:12/26/2018
Position:Dental Hygienist
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Wed
Location: Centerville, OH 45459
Our busy and growing pediatric dental practice is in search of a team player to serve as a part-time Dental Hygienist to work on Monday's and Wednesday's. We require an experienced, self-motivated, humble, multi-tasker who clearly understands the focus of our business and is interested in working hard to grow our practice. Experience required: 2 years Responsibilities include: -Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols. -Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, and seating the patient. -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. -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. -Prepares patient for radiological procedure by positioning patient; adjusting immobilization devices; moving equipment into specified position; adjusting equipment controls to set exposure factors. -Minimizes radiation to patient and staff by practicing radiation protection techniques, using beam restrictive devices, patient shielding, and knowledge of exposure factors. -Maintains production and quality of radiographs by following established standards and procedures; developing radiographs; observing radiographic results; making necessary adjustments. -Administration of infiltration and block anesthesia after successful completion of a board-approved course and of a regional board examination and under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. -Administration (initiate, adjust, monitor, and terminate) of nitrous oxide- oxygen minimal sedation under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. Interested & experienced applicants should email a cover letter detailing why they should be considered for an interview as well as your resume. The letter must also state the current salary as well as salary expectations. References will be checked and honesty and integrity will be crucial. Please send information to [please sign-in to view contact information]