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ProHEALTH Dental

Dental Hygienist

Job description

ProHEALTH Dental (Where Oral Health Meets Overall Health) is a leading dental group in the New York Metropolitan Area. We are not like one of the many dental service organizations (DSOs). Instead, we are strategic partners with medical groups and healthcare organizations that understand the importance of oral health and want to add dentistry as an important service offering. Our state-of-the-art dental practices have all specialties under one roof to provide convenience and better continuity of care to patients. ProHEALTH Dental is continuously expanding our team of specialists. If you are beginning your career or are looking for a new opportunity, we would like to discuss your future with us.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepare patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
  • Provide information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintain instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  • Select materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.
  • Complete dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.
  • Detect disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Arrest dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
  • Help dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.
  • Educate patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions, providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit. removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • Document dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protect patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensure operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintain dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays).
  • Educate patient’s proper oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling).
  • Ensure all OSHA and Dental Board policies are being followed accurately.
  • Proactively work towards achieving high patient satisfaction by offering friendly and professional patient service.
  • patient screening procedures, such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse.
  • Counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.
  • Administer local anesthetic agents.
  • Charting existing procedures.
  • Make future continuing care appointments.
  • Call patients that haven’t come for recall.
  • Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • General education degree or high school diploma
  • Knowledge of Dentrix and other relevant software applications
  • Understanding of health & safety regulations
  • Knowledge of dental instruments and sterilization methods
  • Understanding of standard practices, procedures and dental terminology

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Communication and Interpersonal skills
  • Accurate and precise attention to detail
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

ProHEALTH strives to maintain a workplace that accepts and appreciates the differences among our employees. The company will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, status with respect to public assistance or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

Please send your resume to employment@phdental.com for consideration.