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Dental Hygienist Job in Fort Worth, Texas

Specialty: General

Location

Fort Worth, Texas 76179

Details

JOB TYPE

Permanent

DAYS OF WEEK

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

JOB ID / STATUS

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Description

Job Summary Are you passionate about dental health and love working with patients to improve their oral habits and keep their mouths clean? Do you enjoy educating patients about the best ways to care for their teeth even as you build a relationship of trust and friendship with them? If so, join our team. You’ll complete dental prophylaxis, screen for oral cancer and chart condition of disease and decay. Display your knowledge of dental practice acts by complying with required conditions during all procedures. Not only will you keep mouths clean, you’ll also prevent disease and problems in the future. If you are detail-oriented, friendly and love working with people, this might be the job for you. Job Responsibilities Set up treatment rooms for patients while adhering to the latest industry, office and OSHA procedures and protocols. Prepare patient by welcoming, seating, soothing and draping him or her upon entering the office, providing a welcoming air to what can be a distressing experience for some. Answer questions to give additional information to other employees and patients about oral health care. Maintain and clean all instruments after every patient, keeping tools sharp and sterile to limit patient discomfort. Clean stains and deposits from teeth and under gum margins according to rules of dental prophylaxis. Watch for disease by visually examining gums, probing for periodontal disease and screening for oral cancer. Aid dentist in managing medical and dental emergencies by completing and maintaining emergency number directory, CPR certification and emergency oxygen and drug supply. Document services by recording dental and medical histories and vital signs, keep charts in patient’s records for future hygienists and dentists. Job Qualifications Required: Associate degree in dental hygiene State licensure for dental hygienists At least 5 years’ experience working in a dental office Office Hours: Monday Tuesday Thursday 7am to 4pm Wednesday 9-6pm Friday 7-12 pm (Some Fridays Closed)