Dental Hygienist - Arrow Dental (Eugene, Oregon)

Job Title
Dental Hygienist - Arrow Dental (Eugene, Oregon)
Eugene,  OR 97402
Other Location

We are seeking a Dental Hygienist to work full time (four - 10 hour days) at our Dental Clinic in Eugene.  This position will promote dental health by completing dental prophylaxis, scaling, root planning and periodontal maintenance; provides oral cancer screenings; takes radiographs; charts existing conditions, decay and disease; performs procedures in compliance with the dental practice act. 

Work hours Monday-Thursday 7:15 am - 5:45 pm

Arrow Dental primarily serves Medicaid patients. This is to help the community with the large population of Medicaid members that became Medicaid eligible due to the Affordable Care Act. This position will assist the dentist in providing dental treatment. Supports dental care delivery by preparing treatment room, patient, instruments, and materials; passing instruments and materials; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Primary Functions:
01. Prepare treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols
02. Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing and seating patient
03. Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests
04. Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment
05. Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient’s oral health
06. Completes dental prophys and periodontal scaling and root planning as appropriate
07. Completes periodontal charting and takes radiographs
08. Applies fluoride and other cavity-preventing agents as necessary
09. Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by cleaning and polishing removable appliances
10. Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies
11. Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions
12. Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital sign and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records
13. Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential
14. Maintains safe and clean working environment; complies with procedures, rules, and regulations
15. Adheres to infection-control policies and protocols
16. Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; follows manufacturer’s instructions; maintains equipment inventories
17. Maintains hygiene supplies inventory; places orders for supplies; verifies receipt of supplies
18. Conserves resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results
19. Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and reviewing professional publications
20. Other duties as assigned

Moda Health seeks to allow equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Moda values diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We aim to demonstrate our commitment to diversity through all our business practices and invite applications from candidates that share our commitment to this diversity. Our diverse experiences and perspectives help us become a stronger organization. Let’s be better together.

Required Skills

01. Registered Dental Hygienist with an active Oregon License
02. Follows ADHA Professional Code of Ethics
03. Two years dental office experience preferred
04. Dental practice management software experience helpful
05. BLS for Healthcare Providers
06. Participate effectively as a team player
07. Nitrous certification a plus
08. Digital radiography experience a plus
09. Excellent reading, oral and written communication skills
10. Ability to speak a second language helpful
11. Ability to interact professionally, patiently and courteously
12. Good problem solving and decision-making skills
13. Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced clinic
14. Maintain confidentiality and project a professional business image
15. Ability to come to work on time and on a daily basis
Should you need an accommodation in applying to any of our open positions, please contact Human Resources at or 503-228-6554.