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Registered Dental Hygienist

Job in Fort Hood - Coryell County - TX Texas - USA
Company: Coast Dental
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-04-21
Job specializations:
  • Dental
    Dental Hygiene, Dental Technician, Dental Graduate
  • Healthcare
    Oral Health
Job Description & How to Apply Below

Duties and Responsibilities

Monitor nitrous analgesia once dentist has administered (Under Direct Supervision of dentist present in facility – hygienist must have a board-approved certification to monitor nitrous analgesia). Assess patients’ teeth, bone, and periodontal tissues indicating the presence of any abnormalities or suspected diseases or conditions. Co-diagnose with the dentist to develop appropriate periodontal treatment plans. Bring to the immediate attention of the dentist any suspected lesion in the mouth or on the teeth. Thoroughly remove soft and hard deposits and extrinsic stain from teeth, using hand instruments, ultrasonic cavitron inserts and prophy handpieces. Instruct patients how to practice good oral hygiene; make recommendations as to appropriate products or devices for patients’ home care; and provide other health care education, as necessary. Perform prophylaxis in the absence of periodontal disease or gingivitis. Perform full mouth debridement, either as a first stage gingivitis therapy or to remove interfering calculus to further enable a more accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. Perform root planning as a periodontal therapy. Place locally-administered antibiotics as supportive periodontal therapy. Implement irrigation and desensitizing procedures or products as adjunctive to periodontal therapy. Expose, develop and mount dental x-rays (intraoral and extraoral). Apply cavity-preventive agents, such as fluorides. Application of pit and fissure sealants. Make and cement temporary crowns. Remove sutures. Make recommendations as to patients’ recare interval and follow-up needs. Taking impressions and constructing bleaching trays for take-home whitening. Application of bleaching agents and activation with non-laser light. Use lasers with inability to ablate tissue to perform dental hygiene duties which are within scope of practice. This includes sulcular debridement utilizing a non-initiated laser tip. (Under General Supervision of dentist– hygienist must have completed training to perform treatment). All other duties and responsibilities as assigned and allowed under applicable state laws and regulations. Qualifications Qualifications Dental hygienists must be licensed and in good standing with the State of Texas. Associates or Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate. Dental hygienists must be willing to partner with the dentist, work well as part of the total dental team and should have good eye sight and manual dexterity, because they use dental instruments within a patient’s mouth, with little room

for error.

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