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Dental Hygienist

Posted: May 29, 2024
Salary:US$32.00 - US$45.76 per hour
Location:Black Jack
Job type: Contract
Work Location:On-site

Job description

Medix is hiring for a Dental Hygienist in the Florissant, MO 63033 area!

Location: Florissant, MO 63033
Shift/Schedule: M-F 8:30a-5:00pm

*Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

-Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
-Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
-Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
-Actively engage in re-credentialing process and utilize feedback provided by Dental Director in practice area.
-Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
-Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.
-Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.
-Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
-Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
-Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; removing cement from crowns and bridges.
-Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining cpr certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.
-Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
-Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
-Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
-Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.

Pay rate: $32.00 - $45.76/hr