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.
Temporary employment 3 to 6 months
15-20 hours per week
Rate of pay between $27 and $32 per hour depending on experience
The Use of Dental Technology/Terminology
Dental Health Maintenance
Health Promotion and Maintenance
Friendly Bedside Manner
Creating a Safe, Effective Environment
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.
A least 3 years experience
Pediatric dental hygiene experience preferred
Eaglesoft software experience preferred not required
High school or equivalent required
Dental Hygiene Degree