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Dental Hygienist

companyAshland City Dental Pc
locationAshland City, TN 37015, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Benefits/Perks

  • Careers Advancement Opportunities
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Free Dental for Self and Family Members
  • 401k retirement (optional)
  • CE Assistance

Job Summary
We are seeking a qualified and caring Registered Dental Hygienist to join our team part-time with potential for a full time position! As a Registered Dental Hygienist, you will provide top-notch dental care that makes our clients feel like family. You will screen patients, perform dental cleanings, and assist the dentists with exams and procedures. The ideal candidate is state licensed as a Registered Dental Hygienist and has at least two years of experience, or is eager and ready to learn. If youre friendly, outgoing, and committed to creating a fantastic dental experience, we want to hear from you!

Hours Required: Wednesday and Thursday, 8am-5pm (1 hour lunch); Friday 8am-1pm

Responsibilities

  • Welcome patients into the treatment area and make them feel comfortable
  • Discuss the dental care plan with patients and answer any questions they have
  • Prep sterilized equipment and make it available to the dentist for exams and procedures
  • Take vital signs and accurately record medical histories
  • Perform preliminary exams and collect oral health histories
  • Evaluate patients for signs of gum disease, cavities, and infection
  • Provide dental hygiene services such as prophylaxis or periodontal care, apply fluoride
  • Administer nitrous oxide sedation (if licensed)
  • Administer local anesthesia (if licensed)
  • Teach good oral hygiene techniques
  • Create dental impressions
  • Take x-rays
  • Assist dentist during procedures and exams
  • Adhere to all health and safety regulations and office policies
  • Present treatment plans and assist patient with scheduling needs

Qualifications

  • Associates Degree from a school certified by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Bachelors or Masters degree preferred
  • Current Dental Hygienist licensure
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in dental hygiene
  • Strong understanding of HIPAA regulations and all dentistry safety guidelines
  • Able to stand for extended periods and bend repeatedly
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills

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