Dental Hygienist – Renton

Seeking a friendly, reliable, compassionate dental hygienist part time to provide outstanding dental hygiene services and promote good oral health. We are an established general dental practice with a fun, laid back yet professional atmosphere. Our office has been recently updated, is fully digital and uses Dentrix software. Duties revolve around conducting initial patient screenings, providing periodontal services and advising patients on restorative and preventative care. As part of the dental practice team you’ll work with the dentist and other staff in determining and implementing treatment for dental diseases and dental emergencies. You should be reliable and able to build trust with patients of all ages. You should have deep knowledge of relevant health and safety rules and a good eye for oral diseases and anomalies. If you have a steady hand and great chair-side manner, we’d like to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

Ensure patients feel comfortable before and during their appointments
Sterilize dental instruments properly
Conduct initial oral screenings and check oral and medical health history
Identify conditions like gingivitis, periodontitis, caries
Clean and help protect patients’ teeth (e.g. remove deposits and apply fluoride)
Educate patients of all ages on proper dental care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques)
Give instructions to patients after treatment or other dental procedures
Take X-rays and dental impressions
Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)
Maintain documentation and charts on each patient
Monitor supplies

Skills:

In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations (e.g. HIPAA, WISHA)
Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment
Outstanding communication skills
Compassionate and friendly personality
Attention to detail
Stamina to meet the physical demands of the job

  • #47076
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

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