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Licensed Dental Hygentist

Company: Helping Hands of Tennessee
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 10, 2020

Job Description:

Helping Hands of Tennessee is seeking a qualified, caring dental hygienist for our busy non-profit dental clinic. This person works well with others, enjoys working with the general public, and has the heart for dentistry. Please continue reading for a more detailed description of our expectations. Responsibilities: Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis, providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies, charting conditions of decay and disease, and performing procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act. * Prepares the treatment room for patients by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patients for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patients. * Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests. * Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments. * Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visits by evaluating the patient's oral health. * Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins. * Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums, using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession and exposing and developing radiographic studies. * Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity-preventing agents. * Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations, cleaning, and polishing removable appliances. * Places, carves, and finishes amalgam restorations. * Removes cement from crowns and bridges. * Helps dentists manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers. * Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions and providing reminders of the time of the next dental hygiene visit. * Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories and charting in patient records. * Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential. * Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations. * Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols. * Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, and calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques. * Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, and verifying receipt of supplies. * Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. * Dental Hygienist Qualifications / Skills: Use of dental technology * Dental health maintenance * Infection control * Health promotion and maintenance * Bedside manner * Creating a safe, effective environment * Listening * Teamwork * Administering medication * Thoroughness * Self-development * Work Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM * Monday - Friday * Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements: Bachelor's degree preferred * State-registered Dental Hygienist * 1+ years in a dental office * Experience with EMR (electronic medical records), medical terminology a plus * If interested, please, submit your resume. Job Type: Full-time Salary: $45,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year Experience: Hygienist: 1 year (Preferred) License: Hygienist (Required) Benefits: Flexible schedule Schedule: Monday to Friday Saturdays, optional Work Remotely: No Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: 65000.00 Annual Bonus/Commission: NoSDL2017

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