Registered Dental Hygienist
Our Client located in Toronto is currently looking to hire a part time Registered Dental Hygienist. You will be in a special position to provide our patients the most important health service: ongoing preventive oral care by cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth to prevent gum disease.
Records treatment information on the patients chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed for next appointment.
Knowledge and working with X-rays and Itero scanning system.
Records evaluation of periodontal conditions, occlusal relations and extent of prophylaxis on dental chart to ensure a complete diagnosis and proper treatment plan by the dentist.
Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room.
Takes impressions for diagnostic and opposing models.
Applies non-aerosol and non-caustic topical agents and pit and fissure sealants.
Assists doctor during clinical exam and record findings and recommendations.
Performs oral cancer exam on all patients.
Scales, polishes, and applies fluoride to patients teeth.
Prepares all treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up, decontamination, sterilizing and sharpening all instruments, cleaning hand pieces and room, restocking supplies.
Inspects patients oral cavity and charts lesions, existing restorations and missing teeth.
Evaluates gingival health and health of all oral tissue.
Executes root planing and Myofunctional evaluations.
Educates patients on the importance of preventative care, the disease process and the role of bacteria; provides appropriate educational literature and instruction on home care.
Schedules patients next treatment appointment, or communicates with appropriate staff to ensure this is done before patient leaves the practice.
Helps fill the patient schedule when there are openings to keep production levels high each day.
Use of laser as adjunct to active therapy
Ortho- change wires and elastics
Ortho records with appropriate x-rays
SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations.
Skilled in the use of a Cavitron.
Ability to perform scaling and root planning, take radiographs, and administer topical anesthetic only
Knowledge of regulations and changes. CDHO
Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients.
Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner.
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and accept constructive criticism.
Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality.
Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently.
Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities.
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum of 2 year(s) relevant experience as a hygienist
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Valid X-ray certificate
Current RDH license
CPR & first aid certificate
PHYSICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Hand-eye coordination and hand, arm, and finger mobility for detailed work with objects.
May be required to physically assist drowsy patients after anesthesia.
Active movement throughout the day: sitting, walking, standing, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, etc. (not a sedentary position).
Vision: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Hearing: able to satisfactorily communicate with patients, doctor, and other staff members to ensure that verbal communication is clearly understood, particularly during emergency situations.
Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or operate equipment.
May be required to administer CPR.
Occasional exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and radiation.
Exposure to moderate noise levels and hectic, fast-paced, high anxiety environments.
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