Temporary Dental Hygienist

Heartland Dental Hendersonville , TN 37075

Posted 3 months ago

Temporary Dental Hygienist General Dental Hygienist

We are in need of a temporary hygienist for Tues/Wed/Thurs (at least 2 of the 3 days requested) to cover maternity leaves for 2 of our hygienist. We will need to have someone in place by Dec 16th and will need them through April 1st.

As a Dental Hygienist, you will clean teeth and examine patient oral areas, head and neck for signs of oral disease. You will also record and review patient medical histories.

Additional responsibilities and requirements of the Dental Hygienist include:

  • Cleaning calcareous deposits, accretions and stains from teeth and beneath gum margins with dental instruments

  • Charting conditions of dental decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by the dentist

  • Maintaining and sterilizing dental equipment

  • Applying fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to prevent dental decay

Requirements:

  • Ability to prepare dental equipment and instruments

  • Excellent working knowledge of overall dentistry and dental hygiene procedures, dental patient screening and medical history documentation

  • Ability to travel at minimum one time per quarter for training; potentially out of state

  • Dentrix computer experience a plus

  • Experience using Vizilite, Velscope and/or Diagnodent a plus

  • Experience using electronic medical records a plus

  • Leadership skills

Education:

  • Valid Dental Hygienist license in the state for which you apply

  • Minimum of an Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene, Bachelor's degree a plus

  • CPR Certification

Heartland Dental provides all employees and applicants for employment the protections of federal, state, and local laws affording equal opportunity in employment.


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