Join Our Team - Temporary position available

Pediatric Dental Hygienist

We are looking for a friendly, energetic, dependable team player to temporarily join our busy pediatric dental practice on Tuesdays, Thursdays and occasionally Fridays. Must enjoy working with children. The ideal candidate should have a least 3 or more years experience as a Registered Dental Hygienist.

Job Type

Temporary employment 3 to 6 months
15-20 hours per week
Rate of pay between $27 and $32 per hour depending on experience

Skills

The Use of Dental Technology/Terminology
Dental Health Maintenance
Infection Control
Health Promotion and Maintenance
Friendly Bedside Manner
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
Listening
Teamwork
Thoroughness
Self-Development

Responsibilities

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.

  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.

  • Provides information to patients and parents by answering questions and requests.

  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.

  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.

  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.

  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.

  • 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 medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  • 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.

  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Experience 

A least 3 years experience
Pediatric dental hygiene experience preferred
Eaglesoft software experience preferred not required

Education/Licenses

High school or equivalent required
Dental Hygiene Degree
RDH License
CPR certification
X-ray certification

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