Dental Hygienist

  • Position Title: Dental Hygienist
  • Location: Stephens City, VA
  • Status: Full-Time

We are helping a wonderful practice in Stephens City, VA to find a full-time hygienist to join their team. This is a private practice and is not DSO managed or supported with an owner that provides both autonomy and clinical support to their hygienists and a strong periodontal protocol. This practice believes in the needs to educate and elevate the dental health of the community that they serve. This office loves technology so computer literacy and the ability to learn and incorporate new items into the practice.

Appointment Lengths: Because the practice wants to ensure the best clinical care for each patient, they provide a generous amount of time per procedure and do not support assisted hygiene:

  • Adult recall: 60 
  • Child recall: 30-45
  • New Patient: 90
  • Scaling and Root Planning: 60-90


  • Itero Scanner
  • Cavitrons/Piezo
  • Intra-Oral cameras
  • Extra-Oral cameras
  • CBCT
  • New Instruments


  • Excellent pay with bonus system
  • Medical Coverage/Vision/Dental
  • 401k + match
  • Continuing Education


  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins
  • Detects 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
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions, providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies


  • License/Certification: Registered Dental Hygienist Required
  • Recommending dental hygiene products
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (e-mail and contact management preferred)
  • Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance