Dental Hygienist Assistant

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Overview: We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Dental Hygienist to join our team. As a Dental Hygienist, you will play a vital role in providing quality oral healthcare to our patients. Your primary responsibility will be to assist the dentist in delivering preventive and therapeutic dental care. If you are passionate about oral health and have excellent communication skills, we would love to hear from you. Duties: – Perform dental prophylaxis, including scaling, root planning, and polishing – Take and develop dental radiographs (x-rays) – Administer local anesthesia as directed by the dentist – Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and provide personalized oral care instructions – Conduct thorough patient assessments, including medical history review and oral cancer screenings – Assist the dentist during dental procedures, ensuring patient comfort and safety – Maintain accurate patient records and treatment plans using Dentrix or similar dental software – Adhere to strict infection control protocols and maintain aseptic technique throughout all procedures – Collaborate with the dental team to provide comprehensive patient care – Stay updated on current dental practices and advancements through continuing education Skills: – Dental assisting experience, preferably as a Dental Hygienist – Proficiency in Dentrix or similar dental software – Knowledge of medical terminology related to dentistry – Familiarity with aseptic technique and infection control protocols – Experience working with pediatric patients is a plus – Strong patient assessment skills, including the ability to identify oral health issues – Comprehensive understanding of dental anatomy and oral structures – Knowledge of HIPAA regulations and patient privacy requirements We offer competitive compensation based on experience and qualifications. Our benefits package includes medical insurance, paid time off, retirement plans, and opportunities for professional development. If you are dedicated to providing exceptional patient care and possess the necessary skills and qualifications, we encourage you to apply for this position. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining our dental team. Job Types: Full-time, Contract Pay: $55.91 – $58.41 per hour Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee discount Flexible schedule Health insurance Paid time off Schedule: 8 hour shift Day shift Monday to Friday Ability to Relocate: Fairfax, VA: Relocate before starting work (Required) Work Location: In person

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