Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Position Title: Dental Hygienist
  • Location: Minnetonka, MN
  • Status: Full-Time

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


  • Cavitrons/Piezo
  • Intra-Oral cameras
  • Extra-Oral cameras
  • Panorex
  • New Instruments 


  • Excellent pay with bonus system
  • PTO starting at 2 weeks
  • Medical Coverage/Vision/Dental
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance & Disability Insurance
  • 401k + match 
  • College Saving Account
  • 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

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