We are small and fast growing general practice dental office seeking a Dental Hygienist to join our team and work on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Compensation commensurate with experience.
Our office provides the best possible patient care, as well as a great working environment for our staff. We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, and detail-oriented team player with positive attitude, good people skills, and professional written and verbal communication skills. You must have a great work ethic, be punctual, and able to multi task. We are looking for someone that isn't afraid to take initiative, and can adapt to change.
The ideal candidate should be able to meet the following requirements and perform the following duties:
Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examination
Sterilize dental instruments properly
Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history
Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis
Clean and help protect patients’ teeth (e.g. remove plaque or apply fluoride)
Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques)
Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures
Take X-rays or dental impressions
Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)
Maintain documentation and charts on each patient