Full Time Licensed Dental Hygienist

Richard C. Swanson Complete Family Dentistry
Crystal River, FL Full-time
Posted on June 7, 2019

Full Time Licensed Dental Hygienist needed for busy practice. Clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. Educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. Remove tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth. Apply sealants and fluorides to help protect teeth. Take and develop dental x rays. Keep track of patient care and treatment plans. Teach patients oral hygiene techniques, such as how to brush and floss correctly. Clean and polish teeth with hand, power, and ultrasonic tools-remove stains with an air-polishing device, which sprays a combination of air, water, and baking soda. Polish teeth with a powered tool that works like an automatic toothbrush. Use x ray machines to take pictures to check for tooth or jaw problems. Help patients develop and maintain good oral health. Explain the relationship between diet and oral health. Give advice to patients on how to select toothbrushes and other oral-care devices. Compassion. Sometimes patients are in extreme pain or have fears about undergoing dental work, and the hygienist must be sensitive to their emotions. Detail oriented. Dental hygienists must follow specific rules and protocols to help dentists diagnose and treat a patient. In rare cases, dental hygienists work without the direct supervision of a dentist. Dexterity. Dental hygienists must be good at working with their hands. They generally work in tight quarters on a small part of the body, using very precise tools and instruments.Interpersonal skills. Dental hygienists must work closely with dentists and patients.Physical stamina. Dental hygienists should be comfortable performing physical tasks, such as bending over patients for a long time.