Hygienist

Part-time Hygienist Opportunity in Carlsbad, CA.

Here at Gentle Dental, we bring our own style and flair to the office each day united by our goal to provide the very best in patient care and education while supporting each other. We are looking for a Part Time Hygienist that is equally excited about delighting and educating our patients.

Office Culture:

  • Teamwork in the patients best interest
  • Quality patient care with clinical autonomy based on best practices in the patients best interest
  • New patients assigned equally on rotation basis. Your patients stay with you.


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


About this Practice:
  • Compensation: Hourly (DOE) + Bonus
  • Part-time - 2 days per week
  • Your time will be spent on patient care, education & documentation. You will see roughly 10-12 patients per day assisted by a Dental Assistant. Roughly 1/3 of patients per day will be SRP/Root Planning and the rest will be Prophies


Requirements:
  • Active State Hygiene License
  • Dental Hygiene Degree from an accredited program
  • A minimum of one year of related experience
  • CPR Certification


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