Registered Dental Hygienist

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Dientes Community Dental Care

Position Summary:

Performs dental prophylaxis, applies topical fluorides, examines teeth and instructs patients on
proper dental care.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
• Under General Supervision
a. Perform all duties assigned to dental assistants and registered dental assistants, under the supervision of a licensed dentist.
b. Root Planing
c. Polish and contour restorations
d. Oral exfoliative cytology
e. Apply pit and fissure sealants
f. Preliminary examination, including but not limited to:
i. Periodontal charting
ii. Intra and extra-oral examination of soft tissue
iii. Charting of lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth
iv. Classifying occlusion
v. Myofunctional evaluation
• Under Direct Supervision
a. Periodontal soft tissue curettage (evidence of satisfactory completion of board–approved course required).
b. Administration of local anesthetic agents, infiltration and conductive, limited to the oral cavity (evidence of satisfactory completion of board–approved course required).
c. Administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen when used as an analgesic utilizing fail safe type machines containing no other general anesthetics (evidence of satisfactory completion of board–approved course required).
Other duties as assigned.
• Commitment to Quality
o Demonstrate a commitment to excellent patient experience and quality outcomes in equal measure.
o Communicate and work effectively with providers and other members of the dental care team to best serve patients. Contribute to a welcoming clinical space and healthy work environment through proactive relationship building, direct communication and sound judgment.
o Engaged participation in huddles, staff meetings, team building activities and assigned development opportunities. Continue your professional development through participation in educational opportunities
o Adherence to all Dientes’ ethical and professional standards, including Dientes policies and procedures.

Education and/or Experience

• Must possess valid license as a Registered Dental Hygienist from the Dental Board of California.
• Computer literate and have experience with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
• Possession of up-to-date CPR certification and completion of yearly OSHA training.
• 2+ years experience preferred
• Bilingual preferred
• Experience with children

Skills/Specialized Knowledge:
• Willingness to be trained and have the ability to retain information of the assigned duties and responsibilities listed in this job description
• Strong organizational skills and technical acumen to carry out assigned duties.
• High attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
• Superior customer service /patient care skills
• Ability to work well independently and as a part of a team with demonstrated dedication to excellence. Personal integrity manifested in a positive and credible image
• Established comfort working with diverse cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences

Physical /Mental Demands:
• Standing, walking, sitting, typing, reaching, bending, moving and/or lifting up to 50 pounds.
• Performs a variety of duties, often quickly, switching from one task to another
• Performs with frequent interruptions or distractions
• Completes specific tasks within established time guidelines
• Adjusts priorities quickly as circumstances dictate.
• Ability to interact appropriately with colleagues for different purposes in different contexts
• Ability to interact in a professional and respectful manner to external customers and vendors
• Ability to remain in a stationary position a minimum of 50% of the time
• Must be able to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
• Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, computer printer, etc.
• Must have the ability to see visually at close and long distances, have the ability to hear/listen, speak, interpret written text and/or numeric data, accurately interpret written and verbal instructions

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