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InterDent Service Corporation: Hygienist – 5 stars on glassdoor!

InterDent Service Corporation

This is a Full-time position in La Mesa, CA posted March 17, 2020.

At Gentle Dental, our Dental Hygienists are enthusiastic about providing excellent patient care and are critical to our success as a healthcare provider.

You will be part of an extraordinary team of talented individuals who are dedicated to helping you deliver legendary service to our patients.

Through oral education, Dental Hygienists lead patients to a happy and healthy smile!

Day to Day: ?

Prepare tray setups for dental procedures Greet patients and make them feel comfortable while seating them in an operatory Help patients feel comfortable during and after dental treatment Obtain/review patient’s health history and/or treatment records Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies Evaluate overall oral health by examining the patient’s mouth, looking for signs of periodontal disease, possible cancers, sores, recessed and/or bleeding gums and oral lesions Remove deposits and stains from teeth by performing prophylaxis, debridement, scaling and root planing or periodontal maintenance as diagnosed and treatment planned by a Dentist Select and apply appropriate fluoride treatments and polishes Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment after treatment, following accepted infection control practices Instruct patients on proper preventive care, teach patients about good oral health In some states, with the required certification, Hygienists may perform other duties such as administering anesthesia, placing temp fillings, removing sutures, applying sealants or other preventive materials and smoothing/polishing restorations If directed by a Dentist, and allowed by law, may take impressions or X-Rays Document treatment in patient files Schedule and confirm appointments, answer the telephone, assist with patient questions Maintain patient confidence by protecting and appropriately handling all PHI (Protected Health Information) Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies only as needed to accomplish results Assist Dentists in the event of a medical emergency Other duties as may be assigned or modified as business needs dictate Requirements: Associates degree or higher in Dental Hygiene from an accredited College or Technical School State-specific Dental Hygienist license State-specific Radiation Safety Certificate, when required by law CPR/BLS Certification (Only American Red Cross or American Heart Association) Additional/Expanded functions certifications as required by law (local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative, sealants, etc.) Compensation: DOE, with additional bonus plan.

We look forward to hearing from you!

GDENT1886 Education PreferredHigh School or better