Full Time Licensed Dental Hygienist

Richard C. Swanson Complete Family Dentistry
Crystal River, FL Full-time
Posted on June 21, 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.