Job Openings

  • Share this Job

Dental Hygienist

Location : 33458
Job Type : Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 2+
Required Education : 2+
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : Healthcare - Health Services
Job Category : Healthcare - Medical & Dental Practitioners

Job Description :

A Dental Hygienist is needed 2 Days a week in Port St Lucie AND 2 1/2 days in Jupiter promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. Processes GREAT customer service skills! 



 


Dental Hygienist Job Duties:



  • Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.

  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.

  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.

  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.

  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.

  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.

  • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.

  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.

  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; removing cement from crowns and bridges.

  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.

  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.

  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.

  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.

  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.

  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


Required Qualifications :

Dental Hygienist Skills and Qualifications:


Florida State Dental Hygienist License, Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Bedside Manner, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Administering Medication, Thoroughness, Self-Development


Powered by AkkenCloud