Dental Art Concept Office

Dental Hygienist

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This highly motivated and positive individual assists in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and assisting the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. Hygienists also can give specific advice on prevention, nutrition, use of fluoride and smoking cessation.

Key Tasks:

The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Set up and prepare surgery before the start of each session when working without an assistant.
  • Provide dental health education about tooth care and diet.
  • Remove plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth.
  • Take impressions and/or dental radiographs of teeth as required.
  • Apply prophylactic/antibacterial materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides to help prevent tooth decay.
  • Carry out screening and monitoring procedures.
  • Treat and help prevent gingivitis and periodontitis.
  • Ensure that sterile conditions are maintained.
  • Clean and sterilize all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session.
  • Use a range of different dental instruments.
  • Maintain patient dental records; update all medical records as necessary.
  • Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort.
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the principle or practice manager so that action may be taken to remedy any defects.
  • Follow health and safety guidelines in all aspects, including when taking X-rays, handling mercury, disposing of sharp and clinical waste, resuscitation, emergency procedures, and fire drills.
  • Offer advice and encouragement to patients.
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures.
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines, including all rules on confidentiality and data protection.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • A two-year diploma in dental hygiene or three-year oral health science degree
  • Experience using computers and MS Office experience working in surgery
  • Must be a people person with a great attitude and attention to detail
  • Any extra courses taken relevant to dentistry
  • Registered hygienist

Our practice offers employment opportunities that promote professional, personal and financial growth. We work extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment.
Competitive wages coupled with guaranteed income plus incentive-linked bonuses, great benefits and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future.