The dental hygienist works collaboratively with our dental team to make quality patient care a priority and meet the oral health needs of our patients. Dental hygienists greet and prepare dental patients for care, review medical history of patients, performs routine treatment procedures and document dental history. Dental hygienists interact with patients to provide information about products and services and handle patient concerns with enthusiasm and empathy.
1. Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse.
2. Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays).
3. Removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth.
4. Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides).
5. Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
(e.g., toothbrushing, flossing and nutritional counseling).
6. Counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health.
7. Making impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs).
8. Performing documentation and office management activities.
9. Adhere to HIPPA and OSHA regulations.
Physical Demands of Position
Constant sitting with intermittent walking. Repeated hand and wrist motions. Moderate lifting to restock and need for ability to do close visual work resulting is some back and neck stress. Must be able to use fine motor skills to manipulate hand piece and other instruments. Multi-tasking required during varying degrees of patient volume.
Indoor office environment. Some exposure to moderate noise from equipment. Some exposure to fumes/odors, allergens, disinfectants, x-ray equipment and some hazardous chemicals on a daily basis. Some exposure to infectious disease requiring diligent use of recommended safety cautions. Temperatures in buildings may vary from room to room.
Hand pieces, Panoramic, intra-oral camera, digital x-ray, internet based dental software
1. Graduate of accredited school, current state of Wisconsin license and national board exams passed. Licensed in anesthetic.
2. CPR Certified.
3. Ability to operate all dental and business equipment.
4. Must be able to stay on schedule.
5. Professional patient contact skills are required, including compassion for patients and patient education.
6. Must be able to concentrate and maintain a close attention to detail using visual and tactile senses.
7. Ability to read, understand, and follow oral and written instructions.
8. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
9. Ability to keep a positive, calm demeanor in stressful situations.
10. Ability to work harmoniously within a team.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
245 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965