Dental Hygienist Downtown Family Dentistry Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Downtown Family Dentistry has an opening for a Registered Dental Hygienist in Tahlequah, OK. The ideal candidate will have incredible patient care skills and a passion for providing excellent dental services. You'll complete initial patient screenings, conduct dental cleanings, and assist dentists with examinations and procedures. We provide a working environment like no other dental office you have ever seen! All of our staff members are provided training to make the transition to your new professional home. We offer all this and a compensation package that includes medical/dental/vision insurance plans and 401k. Responsibilities: Provide superior patient care and service; exhibit outstanding customer service and hospitality as well as chairside manner. Take radiographs of patients using standard dental radiographic equipment. Stay on schedule as much as possible to create no patient wait time; help manage patient flow; maintain time flexibility for patients; be present, engaged, and ready to work at all assigned shift times. Educate patient on oral hygiene, health, disease as well as procedures and services; establish/communicate continued care. Applying preventive materials to the teeth such as fluorides and sealants. Verify patient health history and document it appropriately in the patient chart. Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance. Perform the following duties as applicable by practice and/or state laws: Screen for Oral Cancer. Take and record patients’ blood pressure accurately. Take alginate impressions and fabricate whitening trays. Maintain accurate and legible notes in the patient's chart. Assist with other office duties as requested or needed. Qualifications: Valid Dental Hygienist License Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene. Certification for other duties as required by the state practice act. Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA and Infection Control training as required by law. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Versed in Dentrix is preferred. Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills. Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of all company policies and rules.