Are you a Dental Hygienist seeking a temporary opportunity?? Look no further!! We are seeking maternity leave coverage from May-August 2023.
Kellerman Dental is an established, state-of-the-art, private, advanced general dentistry business seeking a Full-time Dental Hygienist! We offer over 17 years of experience and have an advanced team of doctors and staff who are relationship driven and offer exceptional care and benefits not only to our patients but also our team! Our practice is currently expanding and will have a newly fresh and remodeled modern office with the most up to date technology! We prioritize the use of the latest technology (including digital x-rays and charting, Prime Scan, and CBCT) in order to provide the highest quality patient care. Our team is energetic, compassionate and systems oriented. The practice is very team-driven with an emphasis on collaboration versus working solo. We offer our hygienist 60 min recare appointments, respect and value of their opinions and treatment, a friendly, caring work atmosphere, and competitive pay and benefits.
The Dental Hygienist is the chief preventive provider of the Practice. This team member motivates, educates, and provides excellent treatment. Under indirect supervision, the Dental Hygienist will remove hard and soft deposits from teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. He or she will educate patients on oral hygiene, provide preventative dental care, take digital X-rays and intra-oral photos, or apply fluoride or sealants. By discovering and documenting areas of failure, both periodontally and restoratively, he or she facilitates the dentist’s diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
Welcome and seat patient cheerfully.
*Prepare and properly set up treatment rooms for hygiene procedures.
*Review and update patient’s health history; chart progress, treatments, and home care compliance.
*Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments, including scaling and root planning for patients with periodontal disease
*Apply fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
*Assess and evaluate patient through exam, patient records, and patient’s medical history to assist in diagnosis of dental hygiene problems, disease, and efficacy of administered treatment plans. Complete scheduled treatments.
*Recognize early signs of periodontal disease; chart restorations and notate areas of concern.
*Develop and present treatment plans.
*Capture x-rays, process, download and mount for doctor to view; capable of interpreting x-rays independently.
*Perform head, neck, and oral cancer exam.
*Use probes to examine gums to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease. Communicate findings to patient and doctor.
*Select, mix, and place materials on instruments and in the patient’s mouth, as needed.
*Educate and motivate patient on proper oral hygiene and corrective/preventative measures.
*Work chair side with Dentist as needed, assist doctor in hygiene examination.
*Schedule appropriate re-care appointments.
*Assist in sterilization duties.
*Maintain hygiene hand pieces and instruments in good repair and sufficient supply.
*Adhere to strict safety guidelines and procedures to OSHA and office standards.
*Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.
*Maintain regular attendance and adhere to assigned work schedule and office policies.
*Must be able to comfortably and efficiently handle multiple deadlines and task assignments.
*Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings displaying exceptional skill in time management in order to set and maintain own and subordinate procedure and task schedules.
*Always maintain the highest level of confidentiality to HIPAA standards.
*Must be comfortable seeing and able to maintain a professional demeanor and attitude while working around blood and unpleasant smells.
*Occasionally there may be some travel, by car or plane, required in order to participate in continuing education or seminars.
*Other duties and tasks, as assigned periodically.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
*Associate's Degree from ADA accredited dental hygienist school.
*Current State Licensure.
*Preferred one-year dental experience.
*Certified in anesthesia and/or sedation, if appropriate
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $60,000+ based on experience and bonus opportunity
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