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Dental Hygienist

Posted on Oct 8, 2020 by White Coat Healthcare Staffing Service LLC

Laurel, MD
Health Care
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Contract/Project

We are looking for a Dental Hygienist to help treat patients and promote good oral health practice.
Dental Hygienist duties revolve around conducting initial patient screenings, cleaning teeth (e.g. removing plaque) and advising patients on oral health and preventative care. Youll also help dentists decide treatments for teeth or gum diseases and handle dental emergencies.

DENTAL HYGIENIST SKILLS

Responsibilities

* Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examination
* Sterilize dental instruments properly
* Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history
* Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis
* Clean and help protect patients teeth (e.g. remove plaque or apply fluoride)
* Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques)
* Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures
* Take X-rays or dental impressions
* Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)
* Maintain documentation and charts on each patient
* Monitor supplies

Requirements

* Proven experience as Dental Hygienist or similar role
* In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations in this profession (e.g. HIPAA)
* Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment
* Outstanding communication skills
* A patient and friendly personality
* Attention to detail
* Stamina to meet the physical demands of the job
* Diploma in Dental Hygiene; Masters is a plus
* Valid license to practice


Reference: 27752811

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