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Pediatric Dental Hygienist Job in Atlanta, GA 30189
(Job ID: 314945)

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Location

Atlanta, GA 30189

Details

DATE POSTED/UPDATED

Dec 30, 2020

JOB TYPE

Permanent

DAYS OF WEEK

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri

JOB ID / STATUS

#314945 ACTIVE

Description

JOIN OUR ORGANIZATION... D4C Dental Brands, Inc. is a dental support organization (DSO) that supports affiliated pediatric dentists, general dentists, and orthodontists in the Smiles For Life Network. We provide business management expertise and administrative operations support, so doctors can focus on their patients and clinical operations. Our team is dedicated to helping children achieve a lifetime of great oral health. Our locations offer an exciting and comforting environment for patients as our specialists deliver best-in-class care and treatment to all. Join us and take part in raising the standard in children’s oral healthcare! JOB RESPONSIBILITY: Genera l duties include: oral prophylaxis , preliminary periodontal examination s involving diagnostic tests and x-rays, oral health education, preparation of treatment plan s for plaque control, identification of problematic areas for the Doctor to further evaluate and diagnose , application of topical fluoride to the teeth. Dental hygienists are required to perform direct patient care on a day-to -day basis that can involve significant patience and discretion in order to obtain the proper cooperation from each patient . Dental hygienists mu st adapt to each individual and providing excellent chair side manner . Review the chart and patient’s medical history prior to prophylaxis, identify insurance benefits , interact with the parent or guardian , discuss all procedure s with the parent or guardian and assist patient to and from the clinical area. Take periapical , bitewing, and panoramic x-rays as needed , determine preliminary selection for patients in need of periodontal screening s , examine mouth , throat, and pharynx, detect and report oral conditions, consider and report plaque buildup , observe and report indicators of physical or mental distress. Aid the Doctor in recommending the need and frequency of future appointments, review patient’s medical and dental history with the Doctor , respond to patient or parent questions regarding oral care . Identify and remove plaque , using hand devices and ultrasonic device s to remove supra gingival and sub-gingival calculus, use floss to clean interproximal areas of the teeth , polish coronal surfaces of the teeth , apply fluoride to the teeth , and perform the same oral prophylaxi s procedures for children with special needs . Provide dental health education to either the patient or the parent depending on the patient s age and maturity level; educate patients on the proper way to brush and floss , instruct patients on proper care of appliances or brace s , educate patients on periodontal care. Identify the need f or adjustment or removal , may include actual removal or adjustment, recognize the need to seat an appliance and place an appliance while the patient is in the hygiene chair. Review and document a patient’s or parents primary concern, past dental and medical history , family history of illness, current medication s and allergies , ensure proper structure of chart and associated document s ; document oral health and findings of periodontal examination, oral progress and therapy as well as visit and behavior notes, and appointment times for return visits. Additional duties will be assigned as necessary to achieve the Company standards and goals as efficiently as possible. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Minimum high school diploma, or equivalent. Registered Dental Hygiene License- maintains an active license. SPECIFIC SKILLS: Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills- must be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships. Communication- must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing to patients and all levels of staff and management. Must possess excellent organizational skills- be able to multi-task and perform job duties in a timely manner. Must have radiograph, CPR certifications, and be certified to monitor local anesthesia. Must have computer skills and successfully use the dental software.