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Dental Hygienist Full-Time

Location : Lopez Island, WA
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : Direct 59447
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : New grads welcome
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Practice Description:  This is a no-drama, team oriented practice located on a sweet, ferry serviced island. Not only do we have the stunning beauty of the Pacific NW, San Juan Islands, our location also makes this office one of the safest places to live and work during this pandemic.
If you enjoy working in a positive, collaborative environment and have a desire to improve the lives of others through dental care, consider joining our team.


Job Description: 


Responsible for providing hygiene treatment to patients


Patient Management

o Review daily schedule with the administrative assistant for hygiene patients
o Work with administrative assistant to schedule hygiene patients with efficiency
o Review patient health and dental history forms and update as necessary
o Accurately chart each patient’s periodontal health
o Perform thorough and gentle prophylaxis to patients
o Perform scaling, root planing and selective polishing for patients as appropriate
o Polish restorations
o Administer local anesthetics, when licensed.
o Take radiographs of patients as prescribed by dentist
o Apply cavity-preventive agents, such as fluorides and sealants
o Communicate with patients in an understandable and professional way
o Check on patient comfort during treatment and help allay patient anxiety
o Accurately and appropriately record provided treatment including charting Doctor’s exam
o Teach proper oral hygiene techniques to patients
o Counsel patients on oral health, including the role of nutrition
o Perform other tasks assigned by the dentist
o Place medicaments subgingivally for periodontal disease treatment

Treatment Room Management and Sterilization

o Check treatment room for cleanliness and make necessary changes
o Check and turn on treatment room equipment
o Gather and review patient charts for the day
o Clean treatment room at the end of the day and turn off equipment
o Maintain an awareness of supply inventory for hygiene treatment
o Review, select and submit orders for patient education materials for the practice
o Record supply needs to supply list in sterilization room as necessary
o Properly discard all disposable items from each visit
o Assemble soiled instruments and place in sterilization area
o Clean treatment room surfaces with disinfectant solution
o Pre-soak soiled instruments in a disinfectant
o Sort and package instruments by tray for proper sterilization
o Load, activate and vent the sterilization unit according to manufacturer’s directions
o Store instruments and trays in appropriate places



Pay Range: Very competitive

Bonus: Bonus system in place


Medical/Dental Insurance:  Dental

Paid Time Off:  Yes

Other Benefits:

Relocation Support: Will provide temporary housing and help to find permanent housing.

Staff Details:

Number of Dentists: 1

Number of Registered Dental Hygienists: 1

Number of Assistants: 2

Number of Front Office Staff: 1

Number of Sterilization Techs: 0

Required Qualifications :


Work Schedule:  M-Th, 8-4 patient time, 1 hr lunch

Years Experience Required: 0

Required Skills:  Anesthetic, Comfortable with patient education, Team Player

Other Requirements:  WA RDH Lic or ability to obtain


About Dental Professionals

There are many ways to work with us!

Full-time Flexible: You can qualify to be our full-time employee and we’ll provide you with a competitive pay and benefits package! YOU DECIDE YOUR SCHEDULE. Work when YOU want and as much as you want. You can have the flexibility to work around YOUR life, rather than trying to fit in life around your work schedule.

Per Diem: Pick up an occasional shift whenever it fits your schedule, while you’re between jobs, or during an office closure.

Temp to Hire: Work per diem jobs while seeking a full-time position, in some cases as a working interview with a potential employer.

Direct Hire: We can help you find your next dream job with a new office!

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