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
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
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
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