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RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist

Company: Great Expressions Dental Centers
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: April 3, 2021

Job Description:

Overview: $3,000 Sign On Bonus!

Our Lawrenceville Riverside office is seeking a qualified and motivated full-time Dental Hygienist who is ready to help change the lives of patients, be a part of a team and grow personally and professionally within our Great Expressions family! GEDC is a leader in providing premier preventative dental care, orthodontics and specialty care.

We are looking for a team oriented individual who is outgoing with impressive communication skills, organized, professional, service minded and willing to go above and beyond the basic responsibilities of the job. As a Dental Hygienist, you will be our dental health educators for our patients, you will be utilizing your knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat diseases and/or abnormalities, you will work with both the dentist and patient to resolve any active diseases including caries or periodontal disease and much more.

Great Expressions has a passionate focus on all aspects of the patient journey and delivering a positive experience; we also are motivated to deliver a positive experience and growth opportunities for our Dental Hygienists since YOU are the reason for our patients' experiences.

If you are ready to begin a new phase in your career, then now is the time to join our rapidly growing team; we are excited to hear from you! Responsibilities: Depending on the state regulations, a Dental Hygienist:

  • Performs oral healthcare and risk assessments which include but not limited to:
    • Evaluates a patient's current health status including all medications
    • Performs an extraoral and intraoral examination and oral cancer screening
    • Completes a comprehensive dental and periodontal charting that includes a detailed description and evaluation of the gingiva and periodontium
    • Develops a dental hygiene diagnosis based on the oral health findings
    • Exposes, processes, and interprets dental radiographs (x-rays)
    • Removes biofilm plaque and calculus (soft and hard deposits) from teeth both coronal and apical to (above and below) the gingival margin (gumline) using dental instruments
    • Applies caries-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants to the teeth
    • Discusses the progress being made toward isolating evidence that notes the potential association between systemic and oral health and disease
    • Provides patient education on biofilm plaque control and home care protocol by incorporating techniques and products that will become part of an individualized self- care oral hygiene program
    • Counsels and coordinates tobacco cessation programs
    • Educates patients on the importance of good nutrition for maintaining optimal oral health
    • Ensures that the patient knows why they need continuing care and that they have a follow up appointment that is set by the office Qualifications:
      • Completion of accredited Dental Hygiene program
      • National and/or Active State RDH license
        • Maintain a current license to practice including certifications as appropriate
        • Passion for patient education

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Keywords: Great Expressions Dental Centers, Alpharetta , RDH - Registered Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Alpharetta, Georgia

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