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Dental Hygienist

Company: Piedmont Dental Associates
Location: Mocksville
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Purpose:
Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Duties:
* Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.

* Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.

* 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.

* Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.

* Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

* Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

* Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.


Skills/Qualifications:
Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health Promotion and Maintenance, Bedside Manner, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Listening, Teamwork, Administering Medication, Thoroughness, Self-Development

Keywords: Piedmont Dental Associates, Winston-Salem , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Mocksville, North Carolina

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