Dental Hygienist Assistant

Upper East Side Dental Office View Company Profile

Job 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 dental care to our patients. Your primary responsibility will be to perform dental cleanings, provide oral hygiene instructions, and assist the dentist during procedures. If you are passionate about oral health and enjoy working in a collaborative environment, we would love to hear from you. Responsibilities: – Perform thorough dental cleanings, including scaling, root planing, and polishing – Take and develop dental x-rays as directed by the dentist – Conduct comprehensive oral exams and assess patients’ oral health conditions – Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and provide personalized recommendations for home care – Administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide as needed – Assist the dentist during procedures by handing instruments, maintaining suction, and providing patient comfort – Maintain accurate and detailed patient records using electronic medical documentation systems – Follow all infection control protocols and maintain a clean and organized dental office environment Requirements: – Valid Dental Hygiene license in [STATE] – Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited program – Proficiency in using Dentrix or similar dental software for appointment scheduling and record keeping – Knowledge of dental assisting techniques and procedures – Familiarity with medical imaging software for capturing and analyzing dental x-rays – Strong understanding of medical records management and compliance with HIPAA regulations – Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – Ability to work well in a team environment and collaborate with other dental professionals At our practice, we offer competitive compensation packages, including benefits such as medical insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and opportunities for professional development. If you are looking for a rewarding career as a Dental Hygienist where you can make a difference in patients’ lives, we invite you to apply today. Job Type: Temporary Pay: $49.32 – $51.34 per hour Benefits: Flexible schedule Schedule: 8 hour shift Ability to Relocate: New York, NY 10028: Relocate before starting work (Required) Work Location: In person

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