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Company: Elmhurt Dental (Partners in Care)
Location: Elmhurst
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: We are looking for a Dental Hygienist to help treat patients and promote good oral health practices. What do Dental Hygienists do? Dental Hygienist duties revolve around conducting initial patient screenings, cleaning teeth (e.g. removing plaque) and advising patients on oral health and preventative care. You'll help dentists decide treatments for teeth or gum diseases and handle dental emergencies. As a Dental Hygienist, you should be reliable and able to build trust with patients of all ages. You should have deep knowledge of relevant health and safety rules and a good eye for oral diseases and anomalies. If you have a steady hand and great bedside manner, we'd like to meet you.Pay based on experience!ResponsibilitiesEnsure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examinationSterilize dental instruments properlyConduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health historyIdentify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitisClean and help protect patients' teeth (e.g. remove plaque or apply fluoride)Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques)Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental proceduresTake X-rays or dental impressionsAssist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)Maintain documentation and charts on each patientMonitor suppliesSkillsProven experience as Dental Hygienist or similar roleIn-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations in this profession (e.g. HIPAA)Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipmentOutstanding communication skillsA patient and friendly personalityAttention to detailStamina to meet the physical demands of the jobValid license to practiceHide Requirements:PI201618948

Keywords: Elmhurt Dental (Partners in Care), Elmhurst , RDH, Other , Elmhurst, Illinois

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