Dental Hygienist

  • Advantage Health Centers
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time Health Care

Job Description

Pay range - $30 to $33 per hour, based on experience
 
OVERVIEW:
Under the direction of the Dental Director, the Dental Hygienist will evaluate oral health of
patients and perform oral hygiene procedures in accordance with treatment plans as prescribed
the attending and on-duty Dentist. Additional duties will include completing accurate
documentation through electronic medical records, preparing for patient procedures and visits,
providing education to patients, and training and mentoring dental staff.

DUTIES, FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Reviews patient medical history and educate patients on their orthodontic and general
dentistry needs.
 Evaluates overall oral health and examines oral cavity for signs of disease, including
sores, recessed & bleeding gums, and oral lesions.
 Follows through with oral hygiene procedures as specified in treatment plans prescribed
by the attending Dentist. Procedures may include prophylaxis, periodontal scaling and
root planning, full mouth debridement, digital x-rays, and application of fluoride
treatments.
 Documents dental history, chief complaint, and records pertinent observations and
reactions of patient.
 Documents procedures and ensures follow-up on results.
 Prepares trays, pre- and post-procedure room and instrument cleanings, transitions
patients from lobby, assists with exams alongside dentist.
 Works effectively as a team with doctor, dental assistant, office manager, receptionist,
and other hygienists; provides mentoring and training to dental assistants and other
hygienists.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
 Knowledge regarding laws related to HIPAA, patient and employer confidentiality.
 Computer skills and familiarity with electronic medical records.
 Skilled in educating and communicating effectively to inspire patient adoption of healthy
oral hygiene practices.
 Digital x-ray experience required

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 Associates or Bachelor degree in Dental Hygiene
 Michigan Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) License
 Minimum of 2 years of experience in clinical aspects of dental field. Prefer 1 year
experience as Dental Hygienist.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (in accordance with ADA):
 Must be able to hear and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and
staff.
 Must be able to have vision adequate to read documents, a computer screen, registration
forms and other clinic documents, and to perform oral hygiene exams and procedures.
 Manual dexterity; the ability to lift at least 20 pounds; and the ability to sit or stand for
extended periods.