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Hygienist Jobs at Lane & Associates

Job description

At Lane & Associates Family Dentistry, our practice not only delivers the best clinical care for our patients, but we also provide the best environment. It is important for patients to know we care and will support them in getting healthy. We are currently hiring for dental hygienists that share these goals and are compassionate in helping patients. Our team motto at Lane & Associates is,”We Love to Make You Smile!” If this sounds like you, then join us today!

Overall Responsibility

Our Hygienists are responsible for the patient preventive maintenance care program, treatment procedures, clerical duties, charting maintenance duties, and recall system for our patients. The hygienists will also receive general supervision from the dentists regarding patient treatment procedures.

Essential Duties

  • Ensure treatment room is stocked, sterilized and setup for each appointment
  • Greets and introduces position to each patient
  • Updates health history and information upon each visit
  • Educates patients in regards to their oral health needs, options, and consequences with/without treatment
  • Provides Soft Tissue Management (STM) and develop a personalized home care program for periodontal patients
  • Charts and documents all procedures performed and indicate next treatment to be performed
  • Works in unity with other clinical staff to ensure the proper appearance of lab and treatment rooms
  • Charts procedures to include patient conditions, medical and dental histories, treatment procedures and patient comments
  • Performs treatment procedures to include prophylaxes, scaling, application of pit and fissure sealants, polishing restorations and fluoride applications
  • Oversees non-surgical periodontal programs
  • Exposes and develops radiographs
  • Manages the preventive maintenance program
  • Reinforces recommendations for treatment
  • Coordinates the office recall system with hygiene assistant
  • Maintains inventory control in the hygiene rooms
  • Shares maintenance duties as required
  • Sharpens periodontal instruments
  • Sterilizes interments
  • Performs recurring and routine work independently
  • Performing treatment procedures as dictated by the appointment schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Current state licensure in Dental Hygiene and certification from an accredited dental hygiene school (2 to 4 years)
  • Knowledge of dental charting software and digital x-rays and able to learn new programs as necessary
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment possessing excellent interpersonal and organizational skills establishing positive relationships
  • Computer literacy
  • Professional appearance and manner
  • Ability to lift 15-20 lbs
  • Commitment to providing exceptional service, support, and education to patients

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, as well as a great culture to work in.

An Equal Opportunity Employment Employer.