Dental Hygienist, one or two mornings per week

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We are looking for a Dental Hygienist to help treat patients and promote good oral health practices one to three mornings per week from 8:30 am till 1:30 pm. Duties revolve around conducting initial patient screenings, cleaning teeth (e.g. removing plaque/calculus) and advising patients on oral health and preventative care. As a Dental Hygienist, 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. Wexe2x80x99d like to meet you. Responsibilities Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examination Sterilize dental instruments properly Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis Clean and help protect patientsxe2x80x99 teeth (e.g. remove plaque or apply fluoride) Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques) Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures Take X-rays or dental impressions Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer) Maintain documentation and charts on each patient Monitor supplies Skills Proven experience as Dental Hygienist or similar role In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations in this profession (e.g. HIPAA) Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment Outstanding communication skills A patient and friendly personality Attention to detail Stamina to meet the physical demands of the job Diploma in Dental Hygiene Valid Oregon Radiographic and DH license to practice Job Type: Part-time Pay: $33.00 – $40.00 per hour Benefits: Employee discount Paid time off Medical specialties: Primary Care Schedule: Monday to Friday Education: Associate (Required) License/Certification: Registered Dental Hygienist (Required) Current Oregon DH License (Required) Work Location: In person

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