Registered Dental Hygienist

Eastern Shore Smile Solutions - Easton, MD (30+ days ago)


Registered Dental Hygienist

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Eastern Shore Smile Solutions – Cambridge, MD & Easton, MD

Eastern Shore Smile Solutions is a growing company with two locations on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. We are committed to giving back in service, quality of care, and compassion to the patients we serve. We want to deliver and experience of greater value than what we receive in return. We pride ourselves on customer service and we are a dentistry and patient first practice.

Description

Our growing company is seeking a highly motivated and positive individual to assist in the prevention and treatment of oral disease, focusing on periodontal health by monitoring oral hygiene practices and partner with the patient to develop a home care plan to maintain their oral health. Hygienists also will educate patients on oral hygiene, provide preventative dental care, make and process radiographs, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Key Tasks

The requirements listed below are representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

  • Set up and prepare surgery before the start of each session when working without a nurse
  • Provide dental health education about tooth care and diet
  • Remove plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth
  • Take impressions and/or dental radiographs of teeth as required
  • Apply prophylactic/antibacterial materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides to help prevent tooth decay
  • Carry out screening and monitoring procedures
  • Treat and help prevent gingivitis and periodontitis
  • Ensure that sterile conditions are maintained
  • Clean and sterilize all equipment and working surfaces to the required standards at the end of each session
  • Use a range of different dental instruments
  • Maintain patient dental records; update all medical records as necessary
  • Take all reasonable methods to ensure patient comfort
  • Report equipment failures or breakages to the principle or practice manager, so that action may be taken to remedy any defects
  • Follow Health & Safety guidelines in all aspects including when taking x-rays, handling mercury, disposing of sharp and clinical waste, resuscitation, emergency procedures and fire drill
  • Offer advice and encouragement to patients
  • Follow all practice policies and procedures
  • Obey all dental ethical guidelines including all rules on confidentiality and Data Protection

Characteristics

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a professional and courteous manner
  • Willing to effectively participate as a team member with the office personnel
  • Shows a passion for assisting others in improving and maintaining their oral healthcare
  • Committed to the protection of confidential information, records and/or reports
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Handle a fast paced work environment and flexibility and efficiency

Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED
  • A two-year Diploma in Dental Hygiene or three-year Oral Health Science Degree
  • Experience using computers and MS Office Experience working in surgery
  • Must be a people person with a great attitude and attention to detail
  • Any extra courses taken relevant to dentistry
  • Registered Hygienist in the State of Maryland

Eastern Shore Smile Solutions offers employment opportunities that promote professional, personal, and financial growth. We work extremely hard to provide our employees with continuous professional development and a supportive work environment. Competitive wages, great benefits, and opportunities for advancement are just a few reasons why a career with us is an investment in your future.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $36.00 to $40.00 /hour

Location:

  • Easton, MD 21601 (Preferred)

License:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist in the State of Maryland (Required)