Job details

Location: Greenville, SC

Salary: $80k / Year - $90k / Year

Registered Dental Hygienist 


POSITION TYPE: Dentistry 

SPECIALTY UNIT: Registered Dental Hygienist 

LOCATION: Greenville, SC

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent


Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled Dental Hygienist who would like to work with an innovative company offering top compensation and benefits. The Hygienist 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.


Responsibilities:

  • Prepares patients for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patients.
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and 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; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity-preventing agents.
  • Helps dentists manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and a directory of emergency numbers.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions, providing reminders of the time of the next dental hygiene visit.
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; and verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.


Job Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Direct Deposit
  • Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits
  • Employee discount program
  • Excellent room for growth and advancement


Requirements:

  • Valid Dental Hygiene license and registration within the State of practice are required.
  • Successful completion of an accredited dental hygiene program.
  • Proficiency in performing dental hygiene procedures and using relevant dental tools and equipment.
  • Strong communication skills to effectively educate and interact with patients.
  • Attention to detail and thoroughness in maintaining accurate patient records.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented dental practice environment.
  • Knowledge of infection control and sterilization protocols.


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