Seeking a Registered Dental Hygienist
Our office is looking for a hardworking and upbeat registered dental hygienist who
strives to provide excellent, individualized patient care. We are looking for an
individual who is organized, dependable and personable with patients and staff.
Dental Hygienist Job Description and Responsibilities:
Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer
screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease;
performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.
Dental Hygienist Job Duties:
Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and
Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and
Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing,
and selecting instruments.
Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patients
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
Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and
postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene
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
Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules,
Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and
Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance
requirements; following manufacturers instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions;
calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment
Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish
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
Dental Hygienist Skills and Qualifications:
Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health
Promotion and Maintenance, Bedside Manner, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment,
Listening, Teamwork, Administering Medication, Thoroughness, Self-Development
Thomas. R. Seaver, D.D.S