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Registered Dental Hygienist

Company: Kintegra Health
Location: Lexington
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) Summary of Position:
An Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) must be able to perform all the minimum qualifications of the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) job descriptions. The role of the Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) is a nonexempt position responsible for performing a variety of duties related to dental patient care directed by dental provider(s). Must be able to assist in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and assisting the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. As well as performing scaling and polishing, hygienists can give specific advice on prevention, nutrition, use of fluoride and smoking cessation.

Benefits:
--- Health Insurance
--- Dental Benefits
--- $5000.00 of Tuition Reimbursement
--- 403B Retirement, Company contribution of 4% & Company matching up to 4%
--- Paid Time Off
--- Holiday Pay
--- Long Term Disability
--- Life Insurance
--- Optional Benefits
--- Employee Assistance Program
--- Flexible Spending Accounts
--- Career Development and Leadership Opportunities

Registered Dental Hygienist Qualifications:
Education: Graduated from an ADA-accredited dental hygiene program
Experience: Minimum one years' experience, preferably in public health setting.
Professional Licensure: Verification of a current license from the NC Dental Board
Minimum: Must be able to provide daily direction and communication to employees so that referrals are processed and followed-up on in a timely, efficient and knowledgeable manner. Must be able to assist in the call center as necessary. Must be available for employees who experience work issues by providing appropriate coaching. Must ensure employees receive appropriate training and necessary resources to perform their jobs adequately. Must effectively communicate with the Customer Care Supervisor at all times.
Additional skills required: Ability to read, write and understand the English language. Communicate effectively. Interacts in a friendly, professional manner with a wide range of patients, operations staff, physicians and other departments in a friendly, professional manner. Knowledge of dental office protocols/procedures. Ability to work well under pressure is essential. Ability to communicate and work effectively with the physicians and peers. Ability to learn and retain information regarding patient care procedures. Familiarity with basic computer operations, EDR software. Ability to work successfully with minimum supervision. Hygienists must be able to work seated for several hours at a time to provide clinical services to patients. Frequent movement within the office handling patient flow. Ability to maintain a neat and well-groomed appearance.

Registered Dental Hygienist Key Responsibilities
Carefully review patient medical and dental history forms and update as necessary
Accurately chart each patient's periodontal health
Provide thorough and gentle prophylaxis to patients
Perform scaling, root planning, and selective polishing for designated patterns
Provide radiographs for patients as prescribed by dentist
Communicate with patients in an understandable and professional way
Take accurate notes on the provided treatment
Provide patient education sessions and materials to patients
Perform other tasks assigned by the dentist (making hygiene calls)
Work with receptionist to schedule hygiene patients with efficiency
Maintain all continuing education and licensing requirements annually.

Kintegra Health Core Requirements
1. Patient First - An approach to care that holds primary, the well-being and desires of the patient
2. Build not Blame - Focusing first on finding fault with the process rather than the person
3. Integrity and Honesty - Fostering an acceptance of openness, honesty, and fairness in words, deeds and the use of organizational resources judiciously for both internal and external customers
4. C ooperation and Flexibility - Related to an internal believe that we function as part of an interdependent team with only shared gains or losses thereby committed to assisting whenever possible beyond the prerequisite job description
5. Culturally Sensitive - Always working toward increasing one's ability to understand, communicate with, effectively interact and care for people across cultures, while having an acute awareness of one's own culture.

Kintegra Health has implemented Covid-19 protocols for our current employees and new hires. We are committed to improving our society. For further information please reach out to Human Resources at humanresources@kintegra.org .

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.

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Keywords: Kintegra Health, Winston-Salem , Registered Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Lexington, North Carolina

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