Promote 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.
1: Prepare treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed protocols.
2: Prepare patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, and listening to their concerns.
3: Provide information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
4: Maintain instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by inspecting, sterilizing, and organizing instruments.
5: Prepare work area for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.
6: Complete dental prophylaxis (extensive teeth cleaning from beneath gum margins)
7: Detect oral diseases (oral cancer, periodontal disease, and recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies).
8: Arrest dental decay (updating to our on-going cavity-prevention methods).
9: Maintain 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.
10: Help team members manage dental and medical emergencies (CPR certification, awareness of emergency supply levels, and emergency contact directory).
11: Educate patients on oral hygiene and plaque control with postoperative, discrete, and individualized instructions.
12: Document patient visits with vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
13: Maintain HIPAA guidelines and patient confidence by protecting all information and operations with the utmost confidentiality.
14: Maintain a safe and clean working environment by complying with CDC, federal health, and safety guidelines, procedures, rules, regulations, and educational updates.
15: Protect patients and employees by updating and adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
16: Ensure operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
17: Maintain, audit, and forecast your clinical work area supply inventory (checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies).
18: Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
19: Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational updates and courses/classes; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
20: Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Skills & Qualifications:
Use of Dental Technology, Dental Health Maintenance, Infection Control, Health Promotion, Health Maintenance Guidelines, Bedside Manner, Safety Guidelines, Effective Work Environment, Listening Skills, Absolute Teamwork, Administering Medication, Thoroughness, Attention to Detail, and Self-Development.
Vashon, Washington / Full Time