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Hygienist - Registered Dental Hygienist

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California (CA), San Jose
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Job Reference # or Name 2016-2939
DR Job Category Group Practice Support
DR Job Type Other
DR Job Title Hygienist
Job Title Hygienist - Registered Dental Hygienist
Brief Job Summary Overview Coast Dental is a network of dental practices throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas providing high quality comprehensive
Availability Full Time
State California (CA)
City San Jose
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Overview

Coast Dental is a network of dental practices throughout California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Texas providing high quality comprehensive dental care. We are now one the country's largest dental support organizations, and our continued growth is based on the contributions of our outstanding dental team members. If you are bright, dedicated and driven to succeed, we want to talk to you. We are looking for professionals to help us create beautiful, healthy smiles - one patient at a time. A rewarding career with us includes a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as bragging rights of working with one of the largest and well respected dental practices in the country. We are in the process of renovating and rebranding all of our recently-acquired locations so our team members and patients will enjoy the latest technology and amenities. A career with Coast is rewarding personally, professionally and financially!

Why Coast?
When you join Coast, you will be joining a solid network of dental professionals who strive to provide excellent patient care. We encourage our team members to grow with us. At Coast, we promote from within and provide team members with the knowledge and training to succeed in their career goals. The opportunity to grow with us is just a click away.

Duties and Responsibilities

Registered dental hygienists are assigned duties and responsibilities which involve licensed professional work in providing dental hygiene services. A registered dental hygienist implements appropriate standard of care therapy, assists a dentist in providing hygiene, periodontal or dental care and treatment, provides dental hygiene assessments, treatment planning with a dentist, and conducts oral and overall health care education and instruction to patients.
  • Administer local anesthesia (Under Direct Supervision of dentist present in facility - hygienist must have evidence of satisfactory completion of a board-approved course to administer).
  • Administer nitrous analgesia (Under Direct Supervision of dentist present in facility - hygienist must have evidence of satisfactory completion of a board-approved course to administer).
  • 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.
  • Use lasers to perform soft tissue curettage or periodontal therapy.(Under Direct Supervision of dentist present in facility)
  • Placement and removal of periodontal packs.
  • 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.
  • Bonding for pit and fissure sealants.
  • Removal of temporary and permanent cement.
  • Make and cement temporary crowns.
  • Place and remove temporary sedative fillings.
  • Remove sutures.
  • Make recommendations as to patients' recare interval and follow-up needs.
  • All general orthodontic wires placement and removal procedures, including bands.
  • Curing orthodontic brackets.
  • Bite registrations.
  • Taking impressions and constructing bleaching trays for take-home whitening.
  • Application of bleaching agents and activation with non-laser light. (LumaLite permitted)
  • All other duties and responsibilities as assigned and allowed under applicable state laws and regulations.
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Qualifications

  • Dental hygienists must be licensed and in good standing with the State of California.
  • 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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