Full Time Licensed Dental HygienistRichard 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.
- 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.
- 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.