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Registered Dental Hygienist

Company: Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry is looking for a Registered Dental Hygienist for our Wilmington-Porters Neck office.

Are you tired of going to work with no sense of fulfillment, happiness or purpose? Take matters in your own hands and become a Riccobene team member! You can navigate your future by partaking in the ultimate employee experience & building long lasting relationships with your patients and co-workers, by helping them SMILE.

S- Sincerity (passion & excellence in everything we do)

M- Mastery of skills with on-the-job training

I- Integrity (doing the right thing all the time)

L- Laughter & Love (bring Joy and laughter to work- happiness is always a choice)

E- Excellent compensation, employee perks & benefits (competitive salary, medical, vision, dental, 401k, bonus plan & 100% paid for benefits such as telemedicine, short-term disability and life insurance).

#ChangingLivesOneSmileAtATime

Dental Hygienist Position Summary

A Dental Hygienist for Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry works together with our dentists to meet the oral health needs of our patients.

A Dental Hygienist is responsible for promoting dental health by completing dental prophylaxis, providing oral cancer screenings, periodontal maintenance, charting dental solutions, willingness to assist with a variety of responsibilities in the dental office, and performing in compliance with Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry's highest standard of care.

DENTAL HYGIENIST KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Assess dental condition and needs of patient using patient screening procedures, including medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting
  • Delivers direct patient care using established dental hygienist procedures
  • Takes patient vital signs
  • Performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning and polishing
  • Takes radiographs required for diagnosis of treatment needs by the dentist
  • Applies sealants and fluorides
  • Electronic record keeping
  • Documents patient dental history and chief complaint
  • Records and reports pertinent observations
  • Teaches patients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease through proper diet and oral home care
  • Cleans and sterilizes instruments
  • Completes Treatment Plan as prescribed by the dentist
  • Reviews and explains treatment plan and associates fees with patient
  • Ability to articulate and express patients concerns to dentist
  • Primary treatment coordinator
  • Ancillary duties as needed

    Requirements

    Dental Hygienist Essential Requirements
    • Must be present by 7:45am as clinic opens at 8am (operational hours may vary based on location); individual must be reliable.
    • Completed dental hygiene certificate program or Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene and has current Hygienist license for state of North Carolina. NEW GRADS WELCOME!
    • Ability to demonstrate independent thinking and exercise good judgment
    • Ability to formulate, affect, interpret, and/or implement operating practices
    • Ability to demonstrate teamwork approach to job responsibilities
    • Ability to demonstrate initiative, dependability and promptness
    • Must perform frequent repetitive work with attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to be flexible and accept different work assignments with a positive approach
    • Ability to follow instructions and takes responsibility for own actions
    • Ability to exercise confidentiality with Patients and patient care
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure manuals and written correspondence
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form

      Benefits

      Benefits:
      • Dental insurance
      • Health insurance
      • Life insurance
      • Paid time off
      • Vision insurance

Keywords: Riccobene Associates Family Dentistry, Wilmington , Registered Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Wilmington, North Carolina

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