Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

 

POSITION TYPE: Dentistry

SPECIALTY UNIT: Dental Hygienist

LOCATION: Irving , TX

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Pay Rate: $37 to $42 Per Hour

 

Job Description:

 

We are seeking a highly skilled Dental Hygienist who would like to work with an innovative implant company offering top compensation and benefits. The Hygienist Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with the doctor to capture prosthodontic exam information to be used for implant treatment planning
  • 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
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; removing cement from crowns and bridges
  • 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
  • Schedule: Monday thru Friday 8 am to 5:30 pm

 

Job Benefits:

  • Insurance includes: Dental / Disability / Health / Life / Vision
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account / Health savings account
  • Paid time off / Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Balanced work life

 

Requirements:

·        Minimum 1 year experience as a hygienist

·        Experience selling dental hygiene products with a proven sales record

·        Dental implant experience strongly desired

·        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

·        Dental Specialty: Prosthodontics

·        License/Certification: Registered Dental Hygienist

To apply please send your CV to jordan@dentalcareerservices.com
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