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Dental Hygienist

Company: Oakpoint
Location: Jamestown
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

We're hiring a dental hygienist who can help us provide incredible dental care to each of our patients! You'll conduct preliminary dental exams, help dentists with examinations and procedures, and perform thorough dental cleanings so patients walk out with a smile. This role is perfect for someone who loves to care for people and is highly attuned to detail. If you have a passion for educating people about the importance of dental health and are looking to grow your career in dental hygiene, we need to talk. Apply today!


Make patients feel at ease and taken care of before, during, and after the appointment
Document patient visits and keep health records current
Aid dentists by deliberating the best way to treat a variety of dental disease
Sterilize all dental equipment to make sure everything is properly cleaned
Examine patients' dental health and get an overview of their oral health history
--- Records treatment information on the patient's chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed for next appointment
--- Takes radiographs as directed by the doctor
--- Records evaluation of periodontal conditions, occlusal relations and extent of prophylaxis on dental chart to ensure a complete diagnosis and proper treatment plan by the dentist
--- Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room
--- Administers Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen to patients as applicable
--- Applies non-aerosol and non-caustic topical agents and pit and fissure sealants
--- Removes excess cement from supragingival surfaces of teeth
--- Assists doctor during clinical exam and record findings and recommendations
--- Performs oral cancer exam on all patients
--- Scales, polishes, and applies fluoride to patient's teeth
--- Prepares all treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up, decontamination, sterilizing and sharpening all instruments, cleaning handpieces and room, restocking supplies
--- Inspects patient's oral cavity and charts lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth
--- Evaluates gingival health and health of all oral tissue
--- Executes root planning and Myofunctional evaluations
--- Educates patients on the importance of preventative care, the disease process and the role of bacteria; provides appropriate educational literature and instruction on home care
--- Cleans restorations and appliances (partials, dentures, etc.)
--- Schedules patient's next treatment appointment or communicates with appropriate staff to ensure this is done before patient leaves the practice
--- Implements and monitors recall system; contacts patients who are overdue for a recall


Associate's degree and certification in dental hygiene program required, higher levels of education are highly valued
Certified to perform CPR
At least 1-2 years of experience in dental hygiene
Superb customer service and communication skills
Capable of standing all day to assist patients
--- Valid X-ray certificate
--- Current RDH license
--- CPR & first aid certificate

About Company:
We partner with leading dental care providers that are passionate about improving the quality of life for their patients - starting with their smile. Our partners have access to unparalleled support services backed by a dedicated clinical leadership team that shares your passion.

Keywords: Oakpoint, High Point , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Jamestown, North Carolina

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