• Dental Hygienist

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Job ID
    2018-7115
    Category
    Dental
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the dentist, the position will perform preventive and therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to, oral prophylaxis, scaling and root planning, application of topical, therapeutic and subgingival agents. Take x-rays, instruct patients in good oral hygiene habits and after care for dental treatments rendered, provide other preventative dental care, and work chair side with the dentist, as needed, during examinations and treatments. Additional duties include providing backup to other office personnel required.

    Responsibilities


    1. Perform an assessment of the oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse.

    2. Work with the Dentist to meet the oral health needs of patients.

    3. Develops, plans and implements a dental hygiene care program including, but not limited to oral health education, nutritional counseling and its impact on oral health.

    4. Performs preventive and therapeutic interventions including, but not limited to, oral prophylaxis, scaling and root planning, application of topical, therapeutic and subgingival agents.

    5. Document all prophylactic treatments to patient chart; chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by the treating dentist.

    6. Take radiographs and intra oral images as required assisting in diagnosing treatments.

    7. Maintain accepted standards of asepsis including scrubbing and sterilizing hygiene instruments.

    8. Perform all other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications


    1. Minimum of Associate's degree, Bachelor's preferred or graduate of accredited program of Dental Hygiene.

    2. Current CPR (BLS) required.

    3. Possesses California state registration in Dental Hygiene.

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