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Jun 06, 2021
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Philadelphia PA 19114 Description 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. Key Tasks: The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. •?Prepare treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols. •?Prepare patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, ?soothing, seating, and draping patient. •?Maintain instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by ?sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments. •?Select materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient’s oral health. •?Complete dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and ?stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins. •?Detect 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. •?Apply fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.. •?Help dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, ?emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers. •?Educate patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and ?postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit. •?Document dental hygiene services by recording medical and ?dental histories; charting in patient records. •?Maintain patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. •?Maintain safe and clean working environment by complying with ?procedures, rules, and regulations. •?Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. •?Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational ?workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal ?networks; participating in professional societies. •?Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed. Required Qualifications: •?Associate Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene •?Current state license in good standing •?Excellent verbal communication skills •?Basic understanding and knowledge of HIPAA privacy rules •?Current CPR certification required Advanced Family Smiles offers employment opportunities that promote professional, personal, and financial growth. We work extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment. Competitive wages, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future.
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