Dental Hygienist
American Dental Partners, Inc. - Maplewood, MN

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Metro Dentalcare is a large group practice with more than 40 locations throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metropolitan area. Metro Dentalcare was founded in 1968 on the cornerstone of building strong patient relationships. Our caring dentists and dental professionals share a vision of providing superior patient care focused on the individual needs of each patient.This vision helps make the dental care as convenient as possible for the patient while the support of a group practice allows our dental professionals to have opportunities for growth while maintaining a work/life balance. Metro Dentalcare's general dentistry offices are accredited by the Accredidation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. and all offices feature electronic dental records and digital x-rays. We offer a complete range of preventative, cosmetic and specialized dental services. Our dental specialists provide pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery and endodontics.

To provide superior quality dental care while exercising courtesy and professionalism by means of co-workers and patients. The Dental Hygienist must possess the ability to assess, perform and reinforce productive preventative aseptic dental care of patients and support as well as reinforce communicated diagnosed dental treatment needs through established American Dental Partners, Inc standards.

Essential responsibilities:
Take, develop and mount diagnostically acceptable radiographs.

Demonstrate complete knowledge and usage of dental terminology, dental instruments, tray setups and instrument sharpening.

Follow practice protocols: quality assurance, biohazards, infection control, charting, referrals, emergency medicine, implants, perio program and emergency treatment.

Demonstrate proficient skills in dental prophylaxis and proper use of equipment.

Effectively communicate oral hygiene instructions and dispense proper oral hygiene aids.

Comply with practice guidelines listed in employee handbook.

Chart - including graphical charting, perio charting and proper chart documentation.

Stock all needed supplies and maintain equipment.

Understand and utilize basic insurance knowledge and financial policies.

Provide positive and professional leadership role.

Properly handle specialty referrals.

Successfully maintain recall system.

Perform basic computer functions.

Achieve defined goals.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Current dental hygiene license in the state where job is located.

Current CPR training.

Two years of practice experience is preferred but not required.

Ability to perform basic computer functions

Exercise knowledge of dental instruments and terminology.

Support corporate vision and strategy.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package including a 401K, health insurance and a professional work environment.

To learn more about American Dental Partners and Metro Dentalcare please visit us at www.amdpi.com and www.metro-dentalcare.com .

Required Experience

American Dental Partners, Inc. - 18 months ago - save job