Dental Hygienist

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About UsColumbia Smiles Family Dentistry is currently seeking an energetic, self-driven and detail-oriented Dental Hygienist. The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys making a difference, works well in a team, and takes pride in their work. If you are passionate about oral health and have excellent interpersonal skills, we would love to hear from you. Position Summary Performs the usual and customary procedures of a Registered Dental Hygienist in compliance with Maryland State regulations to provide excellent clinical care and a positive patient experience. Duties/Responsibilities Patient screening procedures, such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of patient health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse Removing calculus and plaque from all surfaces of patients’ teeth, polishing, as well as applying protective/preventative materials to the teeth (e.g. sealants and flourides) Take and develop dental x-rays Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and strategies to maintain/improve oral health Utilize intraoral camera Partner with doctor to pre-educate patients regarding potential treatment needs according to practice philosophy Assist in scheduling patients for upcoming and overdue appointments Assist in restocking operatories Assist with sterilization where applicable Comply with OSHA, HIPAA, and other general privacy and office policies Other duties as assigned Required Skills/Abilities/Knowledge Proficiency in clinical documentation and dental terminology Knowledge of dental anatomy and oral health conditions Familiarity with dental coding and billing practices Strong understanding of infection control protocols Experience with imaging technology (e.g., digital radiography) Ability to work well with patients of all ages, including children (pediatric experience preferred) Proficiency in using dental software systems Excellent communication and interpersonal skills Education and Experience Graduate of accredited school of Dental Hygiene Training At least one year of experience as a Dental Hygienist Knowledge of dental practice operations Join our team of dedicated professionals and make a difference in the lives of our patients. We offer competitive compensation, benefits, opportunities for career growth, and a supportive work environment. Apply today to become part of our dynamic dental team. Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $50.00 – $57.50 per hour Expected hours: 36 xe2x80x93 40 per week Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee discount Flexible schedule Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Paid time off Professional development assistance Referral program Retirement plan Vision insurance Schedule: 8 hour shift Day shift No nights No weekends People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply Ability to Relocate: Columbia, MD 21044: Relocate before starting work (Required) Work Location: In person

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