Registered Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienist 

POSITION TYPE: Dentistry  

LOCATION: Cary, NC

JOB TYPE: Full-Time (4 days a week)

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled Dental Hygienist who would like to work with an innovative Private Practice offering top compensation and benefits. This wonderful family clinic is looking for a detail-oriented hygienist who loves what they do and is eager to grow in their career.

The office is open Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm, but full-time hygienists work 4 days a week.

Position Highlights:

  • PTO
  • 401k profit sharing/ match
  • 8 operatories
  • Office uses all the latest technology
  • Team Members:
  • 1 Associate Dentist
  • 1 Hygienist
  • 1 Hygiene Assistant
  • 4 Dental Assistants
  • 3 Front Office

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing and seating each patient
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth to completion
  • 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

Requirements:

  • License/Certification: Registered Dental Hygienist in OK is required
  • New Grads Welcome
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (e-mail and contact management preferred)

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