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Date Added: Wed 16/06/2021

Registered Dental Hygienist

Spring, TX, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Who Are We?

We are Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics and we believe in taking a personal approach to dentistry. Since our humble beginnings in Texas in 1967, we've been a trusted friend for our patients near and far. At Jefferson, we understand it takes more than clinical excellence to earn a patient's trust. It's of the utmost importance that we all see the patient as a unique individual and demonstrate that their care plan is designed around each of their needs. We'll do whatever it takes to put a smile on each patient's face, so the rest of the world can see how amazing it is. We truly change people's lives. Do you want to be a part of our life changing team?!

Our philosophy is simple: Our Care Changes People's Lives. We treat our patients like family to provide the best dental experience because we know a happy, confident smile leads to a better life. We deliver the highest quality care, making dentistry convenient and affordable for everyone. Join our new Hygiene team for the opportunity to have a fulfilling career giving our patients the happy, confident smile they deserve.

The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of the Lead RDA and are responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dental office - ranging from patient care and education to administrative duties to laboratory functions. Note: All employees need to be flexible and available to provide dental assistance and perform front desk duties based on the patient needs and as directed by office management.

What You'll Do

  • Perform General Health and Oral Assessments including, but not limited to:
  • Review of health history and medications
  • BP and pulse
  • Extraoral and Intraoral Head and Neck Exam
  • Oral cancer screening including use of Oral ID
  • Comprehensive dental charting and periodontal charting for proper diagnosis
  • Ability to develop a Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
  • Expose and interpret dental radiographs (digital)
  • Remove biofilm, toxins and hard deposits both sub gingival and supra gingival including prophys, gingivitis therapy and gum therapy
  • Application of Fluoride varnish and sealants
  • Educate patients on dental diseases, including gingivitis and periodontal disease according to ADA/APP guidelines
  • Educate patients on restorative needs and demonstrate oral hygiene instructions as related to individual needs
  • Screening for Invisalign and Orthodontic needs
  • Recommend and educate patients as related to oral risks for need of take-home products and aides (fluorides, Toothbrush, waterpiks) to improve oral hygiene
  • Educate patients on nutritional needs and smoking cessation

Competencies for Excellence

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: expresses ideas concisely both orally or written; tailor communication to specific person/audience; anticipate and manage effects of communication
  • Concern for Order and Quality; detail-oriented with high standards for quality; maintains records, checks quality of work and documentation; must follow specific protocols to ensure compliance
  • Teamwork: create a friendly and supportive atmosphere; pitch in and help others
  • Self-Management: exhibit self-confidence in patient and team interactions; function effectively under pressure; manage behavior to prevent or reduce feelings of stress
  • Integrity & Credibility: ability to gain the trust and respect of patients and co-workers; professional yet caring demeanor
  • Adaptability: adapts to change in direction to support changing priorities
  • Diversity: adapt and integrate to diverse work group and patient population

The Perks!

  • Competitive pay and bonus structure - starting salary $35/hour and bonuses of up to $6,000 a month.
  • New Grads welcome!
  • Growth and advancement opportunities for leadership roles
  • Vacation and PTO
  • $25,000 of Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Wide variety of additional benefits including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Health Saving Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Supplement Life Insurance for you or your dependents
  • 401(k)
  • Accident
  • Critical Illness
  • Identity Protection
  • Team Member Assistance Program
  • Development & Growth: Mentorship & continued education trainings to grow your skill set

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of Accredited Dental Hygiene Program (Associates degree minimum, Bachelors preferred)
  • Active Texas RDH Licensure
  • Current CPR certification (AHA preferred BLS with AED)
  • Nitrous certification
  • Exceptional customer service, communication, and patient care

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