Dental Hygienist job Melbourne Florida
Dental Hygienist job Melbourne Florida
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Dental Hygienist Job

Employer Name: North American Dental Group SpiderID: 8342252
Location: Melbourne, Florida Date Posted: 1/17/2019
Wage: Category: Dental
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:

A health care professional, oral health educator and clinical operator who utilizes scientific knowledge and methods to provide preventive, educational and therapeutic services to support the control of oral diseases and the promotion of oral health. Under the supervision of a dentist, a dental hygienist records the patient's dental history, charts the mouth for evaluation and diagnosis by the dentist, scales and polishes teeth, exposes radiography, applies fluoride and sealants, and functions as a dental health educator.

Essential Duties

Evaluates the overall oral health of patients; examines oral cavity fir signs of oral cancer, periodontal disease or other lesions, and oral manifestations of systematic diseases.
Performs oral hygiene procedures in accordance with treatment plans prescribed by doctor; these procedures may include but not limited to: prophylaxis, periodontal scaling and root planning, debridement, placement of locally applied antibiotics, application of fluoride treatments, protective sealants, completion of in office or take home whitening, oral cancer screening
Educates patients on oral hygiene care to help patient maintain or improve oral health
Record and review patient medical histories in dental software.
Expose and develop radiographs.
Maintain dental equipment and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.
Apply fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
Administer local anesthetic agents as per state legislative guidelines (licensure required-optional).
Coordinate communication between patients, family members, and dental team members for patient care and scheduling purposes.
Follow company policies, procedures and company trainings regarding patient care including but not limited to scheduling and time management protocols.
Follows OSHA regulations and safety requirements to include compliance with HIPAA guidelines, CPR, X-rays, and other required certifications and registrations.
Maintain the cleanliness of the dental practice both in and outside the dental practice.
Participate in marketing events to promote dental services and the practice
Informs dentists of possible restorative concerns for further examination.
Maximizing patient flow in office.
Consults with doctor and office staff to ensure patient expectation levels are met and exceeded.
Expected to work all scheduled work days, during scheduled hours and report to work on time.
Other special projects or responsibilities as assigned.

1-5 years ‘experience
Licensed to practice as a registered dental hygienist in respective state
CPR certification required

Job Requirements:
Medicine and Dentistry – the individual has knowledge of dental information and techniques needed to identify dental diseases and deformities.
Finger Dexterity — the individual has ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
Interpersonal Skills—the individual maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.
Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
Written Communication—the individual edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
Quality control—the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
Adaptability—the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
Dependability—the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited program

Sitting and bending for long periods of time.
Position requires frequent talking, hearing, and vision with moderate standing, walking and reaching.
General clinical environment with frequent exposure to chemicals, blood borne pathogens, patient body fluids and/or tissue, and physical hazards such as needle sticks.
Repetitive motion.
May require lifting up to 25 lbs.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 4
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: Less Than 25%
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Miriam Gentle Company Type: Recruiter
Company: Recruit 4 U
City: Killeen
State: Texas
Zip: 76549

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