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Dental Hygienist (Full-time)

Job Title
Dental Hygienist (Full-time)
Job ID
Conroe,  TX 77304
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The Dental Hygienist is responsible for the promotion of dental health by completing dental prophylaxis and scaling and root planning treatment; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and oral disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Permanent position with Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. work schedule. 

Essential job functions:

  • 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 x-rays.
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
  • Cleans and polishes removable appliances. Smooth and removes overhangs from existing restorations. Removes 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.

Texas Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) License.
CPR (BLS) certificate.
At least two (2) years’ experience.

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