Dental Hygienist

3195 W. Ray Road Suite 3 Chandler, AZ 85226 • Healthcare • Full-Time

Salary Type:  DOE

Equipment Management

  • Check treatment rooms for cleanliness, make necessary changes
  • Check and set-up treatment room equipment and work station (Log-in to computer/Dentrix)
  • Review patient charts/huddle 15 minutes prior to beginning day
  • Clean treatment rooms after each visit by discarding all disposable items, assembling  soiled instruments and placing them in sterilization area and cleaning treatment room surfaces with disinfectant solution
  • Pre-soak soiled instruments and place them in an ultrasonic cleaner tank
  • Package and load instruments into the proper sterilizer  
  • Store instruments in appropriate places  
  • Clean up treatment rooms at the end of the day; turn off equipment
  • Maintain a supply inventory for treatment rooms (primarily hygiene operatory)
  • Inform dental  assistant of any supplies that require re-ordering
  • Make an annual clean-up of storage areas for the practice

Patient Management

  • Escort patients into treatment rooms and make them comfortable
  • Prepare patients for treatment; explain scheduled treatments to patients
  • Communicate with patients in a clear and professional manner
  • Patient treatment according to schedule (with exceptions) 
  • Alert dentist/assistants when patient is ready for dentist exam
  • Set ‘Complete’ patient treatment & services 
  • Complete patient treatment notes accurately for the day        
  • Escort patients to the front office after visits
  • Specify next recall or appointment recommendation (3, 4, 6 month recare or periodontal maintenance, fillings etc.)
  • Ensure any prescriptions are signed by dentist and specialist referrals are written and given to patient
  • Provide post-treatment instructions and materials to patients
  • Assist dentist with other hygiene appointments if time permits and dentist is running behind of schedule
  • During down time
    1.     Stock carts
    2.     Fill water bottles
    3.     Help assistants turn-over rooms
    4.     Empty trash

Clerical (if time permits)

  • Maintain daily phone list of patients who require follow-up call by dentist (after work call back)
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