Registered Dental Hygienist

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About us Our office is 100% committed to guest satisfaction. We were founded on the idea that you should give people more than what they expect to receive. We live by a code of honesty, positivity, unselfishness, and having fun. We give our guests hope for a better future, even when they feel there is none. Our team is full of runners, hikers, readers, artists, gardeners, dog-lovers, family people, happy people. You will find a “home away from home” here. You will find meaningful relationships. Stewardship and a fun workplace culture are two of our top core values, and we focus diligently on keeping them to high standards. Don’t just find a job – find a calling! Fulfill your personal vocation in life to have a career that does more than pay the bills, to contribute to a higher purpose of helping and healing others. Add value and meaning to your work through everything you do to provide the best experience for our guests and work successfully with our team…best of all, having fun while doing it! PLUS: Receive a $2,000 sign-on bonus! Essential Functions Prepares treatment room for patients by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols. Prepares patients for hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests. Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments. Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient’s oral health. Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins. Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies. Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents. Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; removing cement from crowns and bridges. Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions, providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit. Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records. Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies. Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results. Occasionally there may be some travel, by car or plane, required in order for you to participate in continuing education or seminars. Success Factors Always maintain the highest level of confidentiality to HIPAA standards. Adhere to strict safety guidelines and procedures to OSHA and office standards. Always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner. Maintain regular, consistent, and punctual attendance in accordance with assigned schedule and time off policies. Handle multiple deadlines and task assignments comfortably and efficiently. Work both independently and cooperatively in team settings. Comfortable seeing and able to maintain a professional demeanor and attitude while working around blood and smells that may be unpleasant. Be detail-oriented to work efficiently in small spaces and maintain patient comfort and satisfaction. Meet all assigned production goals without sacrificing patient comfort or satisfaction. Be flexible and understand that your job duties may change from time to time and that you may be asked to xe2x80x9chelp outxe2x80x9d in other areas of the office or lab. Excel in xe2x80x9cthinking aheadxe2x80x9d to anticipate the needs of patients, as well as guiding assistants during exams and treatments. Demonstrate active listening, giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Demonstrate good reading comprehension, understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents. Demonstrate excellent communication skills, talking to others to convey information effectively, provide patient education, and respond to patient questions simply and effectively. Supplemental Pay Bonuses Signing bonus Required Licenses and/or Certifications Registered Dental Hygienist Job Type: Full-time Benefits: 401(k) Employee discount Health insurance Paid time off Referral program Schedule: Monday to Friday License/Certification: Registered Dental Hygienist License / Certification (Required) Ability to Commute: Iron Mountain, MI 49801 (Required) Work Location: In person

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