Registered Dental Hygienist

Uptown Dental

We are looking for a Dental Hygienist to help treat patients and promote good oral health practices. What do Dental Hygienists do? Dental Hygienist duties revolve around conducting initial patient screenings, cleaning teeth (e.g. removing plaque) and advising patients on oral health and preventative care. You’ll help dentists decide treatments for teeth or gum diseases and handle dental emergencies.

As a Dental Hygienist, you should be reliable and able to build trust with patients of all ages. You should have deep knowledge of relevant health and safety rules and a good eye for oral diseases and anomalies. If you have a steady hand and great bedside manner, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before and during their examination
  • Sterilize dental instruments properly
  • Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history
  • Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis
  • Clean and help protect patients’ teeth (e.g. remove plaque or apply fluoride)
  • Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good flossing and brushing techniques)
  • Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures
  • Take X-rays or dental impressions
  • Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)
  • Maintain documentation and charts on each patient
  • Monitor supplies

Skills

  • Proven experience as Dental Hygienist
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations in this profession (e.g. HIPAA, OSHA)
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • A patient, friendly, and compassionate personality
  • Attention to detail
  • Stamina to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene
  • Valid license to practice
Job Benefits:

Paid vacation and sick days.  Retirement contribution.  Free dental care for employee and immediate family.  Continuing ed assistance.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Social distancing measures are taken and face masks are required. Temperatures are taken at the beginning of each day for all personnel; this includes new hires.  Screening questions re: exposure, symptoms, and any positive tests for COVID-19 are asked of patients and temperatures taken prior to entering the building.

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Registered Dental Hygienist

Uptown Dental

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890 - 7th Avenue, Marion, IA 52302

Job ID: 73644

Posted 28 days ago

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