• Registered Dental Hygienist

    Job Locations US-MI-Monroe
    ID
    2018-1050
    Category
    Clinical
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Position Summary

     

    A Dental Hygienist performs a variety of tasks for the assessment and treatment of oral and periodontal disease. A Dental Hygienist assists the doctor in documenting the current clinical condition and recommending treatment to provide the appropriate level of clinical care, as well as Dental Assistants and Front Desk as needed.

    Responsibilities

    Typical Duties and Responsibilities

     

    • Perform prophylaxes, root planning, and apply sealants
    • Update patient health history and all required information
    • Dental charting of existing restorations and missing teeth and periodontal charting annually
    • Placement of sub gingival medicaments as available
    • Take patient’s blood pressure, x-rays, impressions (and pouring of) for diagnostic models
    • Presentation of initial findings and recommended periodontal treatment
    • Confidently answer patient questions regarding any necessary treatment
    • Enter treatment performed plans in the chart including recare scheduling
    • Disinfect operatory and sterilize instruments
    • Assist the Doctor, Dental Assistants and Front Desk as needed
    • Give oral hygiene instructions and demonstrations to all patients
    • Polish dental restorations
    • Assist in the triage and treatment of emergency patients
    • Administer local anesthetic
    • Other duties as assigned

     

    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

     

    • Exceptional human relation skills; maintaining an outgoing, friendly attitude at all times
    • Ability to work with interruptions and manage multiple priorities while meeting deadlines
    • Ability to work unsupervised whenever necessary
    • Computer skills
    • Hand scaling and polishing
    • Experience with Intra-oral camera, plasma arc curing light, electronic blood pressure cuff, ultrasonic scalers, autoclave, and radiographic equipment

     

    Qualifications

    Job Specification

     

    • Current Michigan RDH license
    • Local Anesthetic preferred
    • Dental experience preferred
    • CPR and First Aid certified

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