Hygienist

Location
Lloyd Center Practice located in Portland, Oregon
Salary
Negotiable+benefits
Posted
Oct 02, 2020
Closes
Feb 01, 2021
Position
Dental Hygienist
Contract Type
Permanent
Job Type
Full Time

At Gentle Dental, our Dental Hygienists are enthusiastic about providing excellent patient care and are critical to our success as a healthcare provider. You will be part of an extraordinary team of talented individuals who are dedicated to helping you deliver legendary service to our patients. Through oral education, Dental Hygienists lead patients to a happy and healthy smile!


Day to Day: 

  • Prepare tray setups for dental procedures
  • Greet patients and make them feel comfortable while seating them in an operatory
  • Help patients feel comfortable during and after dental treatment
  • Obtain/review patient's health history and/or treatment records
  • Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies
  • Evaluate overall oral health by examining the patient's mouth, looking for signs of periodontal disease, possible cancers, sores, recessed and /or bleeding gums and oral lesions
  • Remove deposits and stains from teeth by performing prophylaxis, debridement, scaling and root planing or periodontal maintenance as diagnosed and treatment planned by a Dentist
  • Select and apply appropriate fluoride treatments and polishes
  • Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment after treatment, following accepted infection control practices
  • Instruct patients on proper preventive care, teach patients about good oral health
  • In some states, with the required certification, Hygienists may perform other duties such as administering anesthesia, placing temp fillings, removing sutures, applying sealants or other preventive materials and smoothing/polishing restorations
  • If directed by a Dentist, and allowed by law, may take impressions or X-Rays
  • Document treatment in patient files
  • Schedule and confirm appointments, answer the telephone, assist with patient questions
  • Maintain patient confidence by protecting and appropriately handling all PHI (Protected Health Information) 
  • Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies only as needed to accomplish results
  • Assist Dentists in the event of a medical emergency
  • Other duties as may be assigned or modified as business needs dictate 


Requirements:

  • Associates degree or higher in Dental Hygiene from an accredited College or Technical School
  • State-specific Dental Hygienist license
  • State-specific Radiation Safety Certificate, when required by law
  • CPR/BLS Certification (Only American Red Cross or American Heart Association)

We offer the following benefits:

  • Compensation DOE with additional bonus plan
  • $2,000 Sign-on Bonus
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • PTO
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Continuing Education Opportunities

Gentle Dental was founded over 30 years ago by Dental Clinicians that provide preventative care and support to their patients to this day. Our mission is to provide legendary customer service to patients, our Gentle Dental extended family, and we do that by employing high-quality support. Join our family and help us build happy and healthy smiles.

Gentle Dental is an equal opportunity employer.

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