Dental Hygenist Job Posting

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  Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Dental Hygenist in DallasDallas, Texas 75217

  Tuesday, 12 February 2019
  • Job Type: PERM
  • Specialty: General
  • Days of Week: Wed, Thur
  • Job Type: PERM
  • Specialty: General
  • Days of Week: Wed, Thur

Description

We are looking for a Hygienist to schedule for every Wednesday and Thursday. You would alternate weekly between our general practice location in Dallas and our Periodontal Office in Mesquite. Dental Hygienist Job Description Job Description: Dental Hygienist Reports: Attending Dentist ? Responsibilities ¬ All hygienists are responsible for the development and maintenance of all patient hygiene concerns. The hygienist provides a comprehensive oral care regimen tailored to the patient needs. ¬ Adhere to ADHA Code of Ethics ? Duties of the Position ¬ Follow guidelines set forth in the Operational Manual (OM) ? Appropriately dressed in Dental DeLite attire • Scrubs with Dental DeLite logo • White shoes and white socks • Appropriately pressed ? Timely ? Efficient ? Effectively collaborate with other dental personnel ¬ Screening patients along with DDS during initial appointment to determine dental hygiene needs of patient ? Review radiographs ? PSR scoring ¬ Utilize the Dental Hygiene Process of Care as set by the ADHA ? Assessment • Review pt’s medical and dental history • Review extra- and intra- oral assessment • Determine risk for certain diseases ? Oral cancers ? Dental caries ? Periodontal disease ? Dental Hygiene Diagnosis (DHDx) • By definition: The identification of an existing or potential oral health problem that a dental hygienist is educationally and licensed to treat. ? Planning • Coordinating the DHDx with that of the managing DDS to formulate a single comprehensive plan to meet the individual needs of each patient. • Collaborate with DDS to determine need for referral ? Implementation • Effectively perform the proposed treatment • Include proper dental education and recommendations to assist the patient • Determine proper recall given the patients individual needs ? Evaluation • Utilize measurable criteria to evaluate outcomes of dental hygiene care • Determine need for additional treatment and/or referral based on outcomes and self-behaviors. ? Documentation • Records all components of the dental hygiene process • Document all interactions with patient (telephone, prescriptions) • Recognize legal and ethical responsibilities of record keeping • Comply with HIPAA and protects patient confidentiality ¬ Maintain proper recall of circulating patients within the practice ? Refer to OM ? Clinical Treatments Rendered ¬ IO/EO examination and oral cancer screenings ? Refer all pathology and/or abnormal findings to managing DDS ¬ Prophylaxis ¬ Full mouth debridement ¬ Periodontal maintenance ¬ Scaling and root planing ? Assess need for periodontal referral ¬ Delivery of local antimicrobial medicaments ? Chlorhexidine ? Arestin or PerioChip ¬ Fluoride treatment ¬ Sealant placement ¬ Tobacco cessation/nutritional counseling ¬ Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide (if certified) ? Position Requirements ¬ Current license by the board practicing state ¬ CPR current ¬ Good standing with federal, state and local credentials ¬ A certificate /degree in dental hygiene from an accredited university in the US ¬ Competent with CE requirement credits ¬ Effectively and efficiently deals with people who may be in pain or apprehensive ? Authority Boundaries ¬ Reports directly to attending or managing doctor