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Dental Hygienist

Northside Dental Company
Richmond, Virginia
$38-$48 per hour + bonuses + benefits
Closing date
Jun 11, 2023

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Dental Hygienist
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

Job Details

Northside Dental Company is looking to bring on a full time dental hygienist! Our team is radically passionate about patient care and each patient experience in our office. We look to create a positive, inviting, and well-run office, utilizing the latest technology, products, and knowledge, for an experience that surpasses patients' expectations.

Dental Hygienist Job 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 treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories and charting in patient records.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Uses proper technique to take bitewing, periapical, panoramic and CBCT radiograph images.
  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating 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.
  • Communicates effectively with the dentist and front desk about chief complaints, treatment needed and next appointments needed.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by cleaning and polishing removable appliances.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions and providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, maintaining equipment inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, communicating needs to the Ordering Lead.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.

Dental Hygienist Qualifications / Skills:

  • Dental health maintenance
  • Infection control
  • Health promotion and education
  • Positive bedside manner
  • Creating a safe, effective environment
  • Teamwork
  • Thoroughness
  • Nomad x-ray experience preferred
  • Open Dental software preferred


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Bonus pay

Experience & Licensing Requirements: 

  • Virginia Dental Hygienist license required
  • 1+ years in a dental office preferred


At Northside Dental Co. we are transforming traditional dental care by creating a comfortable, modern, and approachable dental experience in Richmond, VA. We utilize the latest technology, techniques, and 3D imaging software to provide exceptional dentistry service and care. Whether you’re in need of a standard cleaning or would like to explore a full cosmetic consultation from a dentist; we’re here to focus on you and your individual dental needs. Experience exceptional dental care at Northside Dental Co., the best that Richmond dentistry has to offer!

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