Dental hygienists work alongside dentists to meet the oral health needs of patients. They provide preventive dental care and educate patients on ways to maintain and improve good oral health.

Dental Hygienist Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare treatment room by adhering to protocols and procedures
  • Select equipment and material by examining the oral health of the patient
  • Prepare patients for treatment by welcoming, seating, draping, and soothing patient
  • Maintain instrumentation by sterilizing, sharpening, and selecting instruments
  • Apply fluoride and other agents to prevent cavities
  • Clean patients’ teeth using a variety of methods and tools
  • Prepare and take dental x-rays
  • Detect disease by examining gums, screening for oral cancer, and assessing levels of periodontal disease
  • Prepare and administer treatment plans
  • Educate patients about good oral hygiene including plaque control and postoperative instructions
  • Administer anesthetics
  • Prepare fillings
  • Polish and smooth dental restorations, fabricate temporary restorations, and remove cement from bridges and crowns
  • Document services by recording dental histories and recording visits in patient’s chart
  • Maintain clean and safe working environment by complying with regulations, rules, and procedures
  • Maintain dental supplies inventory by checking stock and placing orders
  • Maintain patient confidentiality

Dental Hygienist Job Requirements

  • Associate degree in dental hygiene
  • Dental hygienist state license
  • Basic life support certification
  • Maintain annual HIPAA, Infection Control, and OSHA training as required by law
  • Ability to use a variety of dental technologies
  • Good finger and manual dexterity
  • Steadiness of arm and hand
  • Control precision
  • Caring bedside manner
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive demeanor and attitude
  • Good professional and grooming image
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Company Profile

Hellertown Dental Group has been providing family, cosmetic, and preventive dentistry for over 25 years. Our office is a fun-loving environment that creates a festive, positive, and warm atmosphere for not only our patients but also for our staff. We consider staff to be family, and we are looking for a positive individual who wants to join a team of like-minded individuals.

Job Features

Job TypeFull Time or Part Time Available
Required ExperienceStarted Dental Hygienist Education
Required LicenseApplied for PA Hygienist License
BenefitsGenerous Benefits Included

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