Dental HygienistPatient First Dental CareConroe, TX 77304
CONROE – REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST - PART TIME
Ready to elevate smiles and your career to new heights? Step into a rewarding role as a Registered Dental Hygienist and bring healthy smiles to life. Join our close-knit dental family, benefit from cutting-edge tools, and unlock your full potential through continuous growth opportunities. Apply now and be part of a team that empowers confident, beaming smiles!
-Mondays and/or Wednesdays: 7:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
-Fee for service practice
-PTO, Paid Holidays
-Dentrix/Dexis knowledge a plus!
-Conducting patient assessments: Perform oral health assessments, including examining teeth, gums, and oral tissues, to identify any signs of disease, decay, or abnormalities.
-Dental cleanings: Administer thorough teeth cleanings, including scaling and polishing, to remove plaque, tartar, and stains from patientsand#39; teeth.
-Patient education: Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques, including brushing, flossing, and maintaining a healthy diet, to promote optimal oral health.
-X-rays and diagnostics: Take and develop dental X-rays as necessary to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning.
-Periodontal care: Provide specialized treatments for gum disease, such as periodontal scaling and root planing, and offer guidance for proper gum care.
-Documentation and charting: Maintain accurate patient records, record health history documentation, including charting procedures, treatment plans, and progress notes.
-Monitoring and follow-up: Track patientsand#39; oral health progress, schedule regular check-ups, and provide ongoing care and recommendations for optimal dental well-being.
-Infection control: Adhere to strict infection control protocols, ensuring the safety and cleanliness of the dental office and instruments.
-Additional responsibilities as assigned.
-Requires education and licensure: Must demonstrate completion of an accredited dental hygiene program and possess an active Texas license to practice as a dental hygienist.
-Clinical skills: Performing dental cleanings, scaling and root planing, taking and developing X-rays, applying fluoride treatments, and other preventive procedures.
-Knowledge of oral anatomy and diseases: Understanding of oral anatomy, dental diseases, and oral health conditions to accurately assess and provide appropriate care to patients.
-Patient education and communication: Excellent communication skills to educate patients about proper oral hygiene techniques, explain treatment plans, and address any concerns or questions they may have.
-Attention to detail: Strong attention to detail to accurately record patient information, maintain documentation, and ensure precise dental procedures.
Infection control expertise: Thorough knowledge and adherence to infection control protocols and sterilization techniques to maintain a safe and clean dental environment.
-Teamwork and collaboration: Ability to work effectively as part of a dental team, collaborating with dentists, dental assistants, and administrative staff to provide comprehensive patient care.