Dental Hygienist - Carolinasdentist Spring Lake, NC

Light Wave Dental Spring Lake , NC 28390

Posted 2 weeks ago

JOB SUMMARY

The Dental Hygienist position provides dental hygiene care that not only provides proficiency in the technical aspects of dental care but also provides a thoughtful approach to educating patients about the importance of a healthy smile. This position puts patients at ease while practicing and performing excellent hygiene techniques including assessing oral health conditions, applying sealants and fluorides, utilizing appropriate cleaning techniques, creating accurate impressions, taking and recording dental digital radiographs and providing exceptional patient education. The Dental Hygienist also actively strives to ensure patients schedule appropriate follow up appointments.

We offer a sign on bonus of up to $1,200!!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide superior patient care and customer service by making the patient the #1 priority
  • Exhibit outstanding customer service and hospitality as well as a comforting chair side manner
  • Practice servant leadership; lead by example; exercise good team work; have mutual respect for all team members; partner with the team to create n exceptional experience for patient
  • Stay on schedule as much as possible with the goal of creating "no patient wait times" while helping manage overall office patient flow
  • Maintain time flexibility for all patients; be present, engaged, ready to work at all assigned shift times. Educate patients on oral hygiene/health/disease as well as procedures and services offered while establishing a continued care relationship
  • Screen and assess oral health conditions for all new patients and recall patients
  • Verify patient health history (review basic health status, medications and understand the impact with dentistry) and document appropriately in patient's chart
  • Thoroughly and efficiently perform clinical hygiene functions including but not limited to exposing/evaluating diagnostic radiographs, taking and recording blood pressure, adult/child prophylaxis, non-surgical periodontal therapy and co-assessing possible restorative treatments with the doctor. Complete periodontal charting per guidelines
  • Accurately enter hygiene and doctor treatment plans
  • Present hygiene treatment plans to the patient
  • Use all patient education materials (ex. iPad) on a consistent basis to ensure case acceptance
  • Teach patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain optimal oral health (ex. toothbrushing, flossing, nutritional counseling)
  • Complete NEA's for hygiene procedures daily for services performed
  • Place locally applied antimicrobials when prescribed by the doctor
  • Place sealants/perform coronal polishing
  • Use intraoral camera
  • Screen for oral cancer
  • Offer fluoride treatment to all patients
  • Non-surgical periodontal therapy (scaling/root planing)
  • Take alginate impressions and fabricate whitening trays if necessary
  • Maintain accurate and timely notes in patient's chart
  • Clean and prepare operatory per OSHA guidelines prior to patient appointment
  • Create and send thank you notes to all new patients
  • Order and maintain all hygiene supplies and deliverable products for the office
  • Assist other team members, including front office responsibilities and general office duties

Key Performance Indicators include but are not limited to:

  • Production/Visit 225
  • Reappointment rate 90%

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Dental Hygiene certification from accredited dental hygiene school
  • Current hygiene license issued by state where employed (renewed annually)
  • Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA, and Infection Control training as required by law

SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Outstanding positive attitude and demeanor
  • Professionalism in all aspects of job
  • Good grooming and professional image
  • Superior team work skills; strong ability to work well with others
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Good computer/dental software skills
  • Good manual dexterity
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment

Benefits

We offer a great benefits package to include health and dental benefits, 401K, holiday pay and vacation.

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