Hygiene Assistant

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

Salary Range:  $17 - $19 hour

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About AZPerio: 

AZPerio is the largest periodontics group in the United States, serving communities in Arizona including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Ahwatukee, and Gilbert for over 40 years. Our board-certified periodontists focus on enhancing patients' quality of life through cutting-edge treatment options. AZPerio offers treatments for gum disease, crown lengthening, ridge augmentation, and bone grafting. With a patient-centered philosophy and a collaborative approach, AZPerio is committed to delivering exceptional client service, clinical excellence, and access to the latest advancements in dental technology.

Position Summary: 

The hygiene assistant is a critical member of the AZPerio team that is responsible for assisting with hygienists under the supervision of the hygiene managers.

Minimum Requirements

  • High School Graduate
  • CPR certification, X-ray certification, and required OSHA certifications, can be obtained following employment
  • Knowledge of infection control and emergency response procedures
  • Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in computer and keyboarding

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in all tasks and responsibilities to aid in the hygiene department and provides technical assistance when needed
  • Reviews and confirms Maintenance Hygiene patient charts 1-2 weeks in advance for all hygienists at their designated location.
  • Assists in updating medical history for each patient and input any changes to medications into the computer software.
  • Assists in taking patient’s blood pressure, x-rays, and necessary photos.
  • Calls referring offices to inquire upon x-rays and any relevant questions.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by clinical team leader or hygiene lead.
  • Prepares monthly osseous reports.8. Calls all Osseous surgery patients 2 weeks after procedure to review OHI and make sure they are scheduled for their POT/OHI and periodontal maintenance appointment.
  • Assists with Recare by calling patients and scheduling their years’ worth of maintenance appointments.
  • Develops a thorough knowledge of perio charting through ClinicalVision, inputting information into the Electronic Health Record, and navigating through PerioVision.
  • Remains efficient in breaking down, disinfecting, and setting up hygiene rooms with proper infection control.
  • Follows consistent hand hygiene routine throughout the clinical day.
  • Follows proper OSHA protocols in sterilizing hygiene instruments and reports any equipment or instrument malfunctions to their supervisor.
  • Properly communicates to keep the doctor on top of their hygiene exams.
  • Follows office protocols in writing up treatment plans, reviewing consent forms, and entering prescriptions for patients when necessary.
  • 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.
  • Active learning skills to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision-making.
  • Strong time management skills; the ability to multi-task and establish priorities, to manage one’s own time and the time of others for efficient flow of work in the clinical department.
  • Ability to communicate effectively sensitive information, when speaking and/or writing, to respond quickly/ thoroughly to maximize customer satisfaction to common inquiries on dental procedures and/or complaints from patients and co-workers.
  • Ability to multi-task; to organize, coordinate, and prioritize work efficiently and to work under stress, with interruptions and deadlines; to concentrate on a task over a period of time, without being distracted.
  • Ability to read, listen to, and understand information and ideas presented verbally and/or in writing for input into the computer information system.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where broad standardization exists; to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong; to recognize and solve the problem.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; to follow complex instructions and think logically in following procedures and instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision on assigned tasks, as well as to accept direction on given assignments.
  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment; maintaining a flexible attitude and approach towards assignments.

Working Conditions:

Work is performed in an interior medical/clinical environment that is well lighted and clean.· Moderate physical activity may be necessary. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.· Work environment involves some exposure to hazards and/or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.


401(k), Dental insurance, Employee discounts, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Referral program, Vision insurance

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