Registered Dental Hygienist

Position Title: Registered Dental Hygienist

Practice Location: Kyle, TX

Hours of Operation:

Monday and Tuesday: 8AM to 6PM

Wednesday: 7AM to 12PM

Thursday and Friday: 8AM to 5PM

Job Status: Full-Time

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. Ideally, this dental hygienist demonstrates independence and confidence in their operatory and with their patients. This practice envisions a world where people live longer and smile more, and they exist to make that vision a reality. This patient-focused team believes every patient deserves undivided attention and care in a comfortable environment. State-of-the-art digital dentistry allows them to take a conservative approach to highlight the long-term oral health of every patient. If you are looking for a patient-centered, team-based, hygiene-supported, technologically advanced work environment, we would love to speak with you.

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

Job Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Team-based environment
  • Dental hygiene coaching
  • Paid time off
  • Continuing Education
  • Holiday Pay
  • Health Benefits
  • 1 hour adult prophylaxis appointments
  • 1.5 hour NSPT appointments

Requirements:

  • License/Certification: Registered Dental Hygienist in TX 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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