Registered Dental Hygienist

Great Expressions Dental Centers
Published
July 28, 2020
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Job Type

Description

Overview

Our Jacksonville office is seeking a qualified and motivated full-time Dental Hygienist who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a team and grow personally and professionally within our Great Expressions family! GEDC is a leader in providing premier preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care. 

We are looking for a team oriented individual who is outgoing with impressive communication skills, organized, professional, service minded and willing to go above and beyond the basic responsibilities of the job. As a Dental Hygienist, you will be our dental health educators for our patients, you will be utilizing your knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat diseases and/or abnormalities, you will work with both the dentist and patient to resolve any active diseases including caries or periodontal disease and much more.

Great Expressions has a passionate focus on all aspects of the patient journey and delivering a positive experience; we also are motivated to deliver a positive experience and growth opportunities for our Dental Hygienists since YOU are the reason for our patients’ experiences.

When you join our team, you benefit in many ways:

  • Exciting Team Environment
  • Competitive Pay and Bonus Potential
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage offered
  • Accident Coverage
  • Hospital Indemnity Coverage
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation Time (8 paid holidays plus 1-2 week(s) vacation time)
  • Company Paid Uniforms
  • 401k, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability plans
  • ID theft protection
  • Opportunity for Career Advancement/Recognition and Growth with a Rapidly Growing Company
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Power of One Rewards
  • Convenient New Hire Orientation for all team members 
  • Pet Insurance

If you are ready to begin a new phase in your career, then now is the time to join our rapidly growing team; we are excited to hear from you!

Responsibilities

Depending on the state regulations, a Dental Hygienist:

  • Performs oral healthcare and risk assessments which include but not limited to:
    • Evaluates a patient’s current health status including all medications
    • Performs an extraoral and intraoral examination and oral cancer screening
    • Completes a comprehensive dental and periodontal charting that includes a detailed description and evaluation of the gingiva and periodontium
  • Develops a dental hygiene diagnosis based on the oral health findings
  • Exposes, processes, and interprets dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Removes biofilm plaque and calculus (soft and hard deposits) from teeth both coronal and apical to (above and below) the gingival margin (gumline) using dental instruments
  • Applies caries-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants to the teeth
  • Discusses the progress being made toward isolating evidence that notes the potential association between systemic and oral health and disease
  • Provides patient education on biofilm plaque control and home care protocol by incorporating techniques and products that will become part of an individualized self- care oral hygiene program
  • Counsels and coordinates tobacco cessation programs
  • Educates patients on the importance of good nutrition for maintaining optimal oral health
  • Ensures that the patient knows why they need continuing care and that they have a follow up appointment that is set by the office

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