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Fairfax, VA 22035
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Job Description

Dental hygienists are integral to dentists to meet the oral health needs of patients. They provide preventive dental care and educate patients on ways to maintain and improve good oral health.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare treatment room by adhering to protocols and procedures
  • Select equipment and material by examining the oral health of the patient
  • Prepare patients for treatment by welcoming, seating, draping, and soothing patient
  • Maintain instrumentation by sterilizing, sharpening, and selecting instruments
  • Apply fluoride and other agents to prevent cavities
  • Clean patients’ teeth using a variety of methods and tools
  • Prepare and take dental x-rays
  • Detect disease by examining gums, screening for oral cancer, and assessing levels of periodontal disease
  • Prepare and administer treatment plans
  • Educate patients about good oral hygiene including plaque control and postoperative instructions
  • Administer anesthetics
  • Polish and smooth dental restorations, fabricate temporary restorations, and remove cement from bridges and crowns
  • Document services by recording dental histories and recording visits in patient’s chart
  • Maintain clean and safe working environment by complying with regulations, rules, and procedures
  • Maintain dental supplies inventory by checking stock and placing orders
  • Maintain patient confidentiality

Requirements:

  • Associate degree in dental hygiene
  • Dental hygienist state license
  • Basic life support certification
  • Maintain annual HIPAA, Infection Control, and OSHA training as required by law
  • Ability to use a variety of dental technologies
  • Good finger and manual dexterity
  • Steadiness of arm and hand
  • Control precision
  • Caring bedside manner
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive demeanor and attitude
  • Good professional and grooming image
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Company Description

We are seeking an oral disease control specialist, a soft tissue manager, a patient motivator, a team player. Our smiles are amazing things! They are the window to our feelings, our warmth, our conviviality, our joy. Repressing smiles because of unhealthy or unsightly teeth or gums can only help hide the wonder that is us. This practice is oriented to effect four primary goals:

Relieve discomfort or embarrassment
Establish and maintain oral health.
Establish and maintain a stable and harmonious function.
Create and maintain a pleasing and aesthetic smile.

We need your assistance. Would you like to join us and bring your skills and ideas?
Posting ID: 638142798 Posted: 2021-10-22 Job Title: Dental Hygienist