Dental Hygienist

7425 E Shea Blvd, #110 Scottsdale, AZ 85255 • Healthcare • Full-Time

Salary Range:  $46 - $56 hour

Hourly wage for a Hygienist ranges from $46-56/hour dependent on education, experience, responsibilities and performance.

Effective wage range for this position (base wage plus value of PTO, paid holidays, bonuses, benefits and more) extends up to $62/hour!

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Why AZPerio?

  • Amazing full benefits, PTO, employee appreciation, and other valuable perks

  • Premier specialty private practice - with in Central Phoenix, North Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee and Gilbert

  • Paid CE courses and opportunities for professional development

  • Work in a collaborative environment with a team-based care model

  • Recipient of “Best Places to Work in Arizona” award

Position Requirements/Preferences:

  • 2 years as an RDH preferred, but we are always open to meeting with new graduates

  • Local anesthesia license (required)

  • Passion for treating periodontal disease (required)

Become a Part of Our Team

If you are looking to make an impact, AZPerio is your destination. AZPerio is a comprehensive periodontal group of 8 board certified periodontists practicing at facilities throughout Arizona.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Greet and escort patient from the waiting area to the hygiene operatory room in a professional, friendly and hospitable manner.

  • Deliver direct patient care to patients as assigned using established dental hygiene procedures.

  • Develop and implement individualized dental care plans for patients: performs patient education, discharge planning and patient/family teaching.

  • Assess dental condition and needs of patient: uses patient screen procedures to include review of medical history questionnaire, dental charting and perio charting.

  • Take patients’ vital signs prior to the administration of anesthesia.

  • Administer local anesthetic agents.

  • Document dental history or chief complaint. Record and reports pertinent observations and patient reactions to dental staff as appropriate.

  • Assist and implement emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.

  • Perform patient triage and initiates patient care as appropriate for walk-in patients in cases of emergency.

  • Set up and break down of hygiene operatory rooms on the daily schedule.

  • Prepare materials needed for the prescribed hygiene treatment.

  • Clean calcareous deposits, accretions and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums using dental instruments.

  • Remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.

  • Apply fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.

  • Feel and visually examine oral soft tissue and gums using probes to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.

  • Feel lymph nodes under patient’s chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.

  • Process digital images.

  • Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by the doctor.

  • Schedule next appointment.

  • Provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health.

  • Assists in the patient admission, transfer and discharge process as required with patient reception, telephone calls and other office duties.

  • Prepares/updates letters and follow-up reports on patients.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of, supports, and implements company mission, vision, value statement, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

  • Follows proper OSHA protocols in sterilizing hygiene instruments and reports any equipment or instrument malfunctions to their supervisor.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of, supports, and implements company mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions and confidentiality standards.

  • Any other relevant duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge and understanding of federal, state and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of outpatient services.

  • Knowledge and understanding of dental hygiene and associated procedures, terminology and techniques.

  • Knowledge of office software, including MS Office, PerioVision, Dexis and digital imaging software.

  • Ability to multi-task, organize/coordinate/prioritize work efficiently and to work under stress, with interruptions and deadlines.

  • Ability to independently assess the nature and extent of dental, periodontal and associated conditions and pathology in patients.

  • Ability for manual dexterity for use of dental instruments within a patient’s mouth with little room for error.

  • Active listening skills to give attention to what other people are saying, take time to understand the points being made, asking questions, as appropriate.

  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment; maintaining a flexible attitude and approach towards assignments.

Why work for us?

Comprehensive Benefits and/or Unique Perks or Incentives available to our employees:

  • 70 - minute hygiene appointments with Hygiene Assistants

  • State-of-the-art technology

  • Recognized by AZCentral as a "Top Company to Work for in Arizona"

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage

  • Short & Long-Term Disability

  • 401(k) safe harbor contributions, vested immediately

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Team building and family inclusive events

  • Paid time off (PTO) for vacation, sick leave, mental and preventative health days, and company-recognized holidays

  • Direct Deposit

  • Birthday Paid Day Off

  • Holiday Celebrations

  • Discounts on Verizon Cell Phone services

  • Gym and childcare discounts

  • Paid Certifications

  • Educational Workshops & Mentorship opportunities

  • Employee recognition and appreciation

  • Special access to discounted tickets to Disneyland, Disney World, Six Flags, New York, and Las Vegas shows- and even more


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