Dental Hygienist

Family Dentistry of Port Charlotte Corp
Published
October 14, 2021
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Category
Job Type

Description

General Summary

A Dental Hygienist provides educational, preventive, and therapeutic oral hygiene care in accordance with guidelines approved, issued, and regulated by their respective state.

$2,500 Sign On Bonus!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Greets and prepares patients for treatment.
  • Reviews patient charts, , medical and dental history, treatment information and records vital signs.
  • Exposes and mounts dental diagnostic x-rays.
  • Administers local anesthesia, nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia sedation, and oxygen (if certified).
  • Assesses the oral cavity for the presence of periodontal disease, obvious carious lesions, restorations, missing teeth, visible calculus, extraneous material on tooth surfaces, areas of recession, cosmetic concerns, specialty screenings, occlusion concerns, and suspicious tissue lesions.
  • Provides coronal polishing to remove extrinsic stain.
  • Provides debridement and/or scaling and root planning procedures with ultrasonic and/or hand instruments to remove accretions and stains from coronal and root surfaces.
  • Carefully removes bacteria supra/sub gingivally to assist with managing health within the periodontium
  • Treats the infection of periodontal disease with appropriate medicaments
  • Applies topical fluorides
  • Applies bleaching agents
  • Fabricates and sizes temporary crowns and removes cement where delegable
  • Polishes and contours restorations- if appropriate
  • Provides preventive care and oral hygiene education.
  • Maintains hygiene treatment supply inventory, sterilizes, disinfects and maintains dental hygiene equipment and instruments.
  • Prepares operatory, instruments and tray setups for treatment.
  • Maintains a productive hygiene schedule by actively participating in patient recruitment, rescheduling missed appointments and partnering with the doctor to ensure timely therapeutic care.
  • Conducts work in compliance with state regulations, office policies and procedures, and OSHA guidelines.
  • Actively participates in the achievement of patient satisfaction and office production goals by working efficiently and providing a high level of patient service.
  • Appropriately and comprehensively documents services performed during a customer’s visit
  • Assists with other duties as needed.

 Education and/or years of experience:

  • Dental Hygiene Degree from accredited Dental Hygiene Program
  • One+ years of experience preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Active State Hygiene License
  • State Anesthesia Administration License (where applicable)
  • Nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia certification (where applicable)
  • CPR Certification

Family Dentistry of Port Charlotte Corp, a subsidiary of Today's Dental Network.

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