Under supervision of a qualified dentist in a dental office, dental hygienists assess patient needs, and plans and delivers direct dental care and associated services to patients.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Address patient needs.
2. Assess hard and soft tissues.
3. Provide patient education related to oral hygiene.
4. Reinforce treatment plan needs for patient.
5. Participate in the dental treatment of patients by performing dental prophylaxis, root planing, sealants placement, application of topical fluorides, examination of teeth, and assisting the dentist with procedures as required.
6. Take, develop, and mount radiographs.
7. Perform charting on patient needs; present problems, medical and dental history, perio and tooth charting; review health history each visit.
8. Post completed procedures in dental software program
9. Clean hygiene room, sterilize instruments, and prepare hygiene room for patients.
10. Attend office training and meetings along with continuing education classes as needed and required.
11. Assist other team members as time allows.
12. Any other duties that may be assigned.
This job operates in an interior medical/clinical environment that involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
Exposure to Elemental Factors:
- Occasionally (25%): Wet/slippery area, chemical solution.
- Rarely (10%): Marked changes in temperature; excessive noise; dust, vibration, uneven surfaces.
- Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category - Risk for Exposure to BBP.
- Risk of exposure to infectious disease during all patient contacts.
- Exposure to hazardous chemicals or substances.
- Personal Protective Equipment Required: gloves, scrubs/gown, mask, eye protection. Must be able to wear appropriate PPE required to perform the job safely.
- Continually (75% or more): Sitting; keyboard operation; use of clear and audible speaking voice; ability to hear normal speech level in person and over telephone.
- Frequently (50%): Standing and walking; grasping/squeezing; lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 1-25 pounds.
- Occasionally (25%): Bending, squatting, kneeling, reaching overhead; lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds.
- Rarely (10%): Climbing stairs, climbing ladder/step-stool (varies by area); crawling; operation of a motor vehicle.
Travel is not a regular duty of this position, but may be required from time to time.
Required Education and Experience:
1. Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Dental Hygiene.
2. Oregon RDH license.
Preferred Education and Experience:
1. One year of related experience.
2. Local anesthesia permit.
3. Dentrix software experience.
4. Demonstrated experience placing sealants.
Other Job Information (if applicable):
Schedule: Position would work two days per week, 8:00am - 5:00am. The schedule is subject to change as needed.
Advantage Dental Support Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Individuals who may have inquiries regarding Advantage Dental Support Group’s policies and procedures regarding EEO and Affirmative Action should contact the Human Resources Department at 541-504-3944.
Advantage Dental - 30+ days ago
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