Registered Dental Hygienist

Position: Registered Dental Hygienist

Location: Wray, CO

Status: Full-time (4 days a week)

Dr. Gardner and his amazing team at Wray Family Dental in Wray, CO are seeking a highly motivated Registered Dental Hygienist to join their team. If you are a hygienist that is dedicated to their patients and very motivated to succeed in your field, this position is perfect for you! This position offers great pay and benefits.

Wray, CO is a charming small town in Eastern Colorado only an hour away from Lake McConaughy or a few hours from the mountains. It’s a great family environment with a very close community. It’s a hunter and outdoorsman’s paradise!

Here are the position highlights:

  • Pay consists of base pay and production bonus
  • Full-time hygienists work 4 days a week (longer weekends!!)
  • 401k
  • Health, dental insurance
  • Paid vacation

´╗┐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 CO is required
  • New Grads Welcome
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (e-mail and contact management preferred)
  • Anesthesia and laser experience is a plus but not required

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