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Pediatric Dental Hygienist Job in Smyrna, GA 30080
(Job ID: 347477)



Smyrna, GA 30080



Sep 01, 2021




Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat


#347477 ACTIVE


JOB RELATED EXPERIENCE: Pediatric experience, preferred JOB-RELATED SKILLS/COMPETENCIES: 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. Must be willing to travel throughout the south metro Atlanta area. Must have flexibility to work on an AS NEEDED basis. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: General duties include: oral prophylaxis, preliminary periodontal examinations involving diagnostic tests and x-rays, oral health education, preparation of treatment plans 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 must adapt to each individual and providing excellent chair side manner. -Patient preparation: review the chart and patient’s medical history prior to prophylaxis, identify insurance benefits, interact with the parent or guardian, discuss all procedures with the parent or guardian and assist patient to and from the clinical area. -Patient examination: take periapical, bitewing, and panoramic x-rays as needed, determine preliminary selection for patients in need of periodontal screenings, examine mouth, throat, and pharynx, detect and report oral conditions, consider and report plaque buildup, observe and report indicators of physical or mental distress. -Patient treatment: 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. -Preventative services: identify and remove plaque, using hand devices and ultrasonic devices 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 prophylaxis procedures for children with special needs. -Dental Health Education: may be provided to either the patient or the parent depending on the patients age and maturity level, educate patients on the proper way to brush and floss, instruct patients on proper care of appliances or braces, educate patients on periodontal care. -Appliance maintenance: identify the need for 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. -Medical and Dental recordkeeping: review and document a patient’s or parents primary concern, past dental and medical history, family history of illness, current medications and allergies, ensure proper structure of chart and associated documents; 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. Employer Details EMPLOYER NAME D4C Dental Brands CONTACT PERSON Regina Carter CONTACT PHONE ext 43352 CONTACT EMAIL LOCATION Smyrna