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Oct 19, 2021
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Currently offering a $1000 sign on bonus! ; Part time / Full time opportunities are available This highly motivated and positive individual assists in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and assisting the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. Hygienists also can give specific advice on prevention, nutrition, use of fluoride and smoking cessation. 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. - Provide dental health education about tooth care and diet - Remove plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth - Apply prophylactic/antibacterial materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides to help prevent tooth decay - Carry out screening and monitoring procedures - Treat and help prevent gingivitis and periodontitis - Ensure that sterile conditions are maintained - Clean and sterilize all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session - Use a range of different dental instruments - Maintain patient dental records; update all medical records as necessary - Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort - Report equipment failures or breakages to the principle or practice manager, so that action may be taken to remedy any defects - Take impressions and/or dental radiographs of teeth as required - Follow Health and Safety guidelines in all aspects including when taking x-rays, handling mercury, disposing of sharp and clinical waste, resuscitation, emergency procedures and fire drill - Offer advice and encouragement to patients - Follow all practice policies and procedures - Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality and Data Protection Required Qualifications: - Dental Hygiene License – State of Virginia - Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene - Efficiency in Eaglesoft is preferred, but not required The Foleck Center 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. Our office is state of the art, fast paced, and updated with all the newest technology. We pride ourselves on our outstanding hygiene department, and our hygienists are the best in the area.