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Registered Dental Hygienist

Company: Debora Rayhan D D S Inc
Location: Ukiah
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Description: The RDH is 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. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty as listed below. Essential Duties: Records treatment information on the patient's chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed for next appointment.
Records evaluation of periodontal conditions.
Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room.
Administers Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen to patients as applicable.
Removes excess cement from supra gingival surfaces of teeth.
Performs oral cancer exam on all patients.
Scales, polishes, and applies fluoride to patient's 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.
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 patient's next treatment appointment, or communicates with appropriate staff to ensure this is done before patient
leaves the practice. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 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 local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide. Knowledge of OSHA regulations and changes.
Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including: telephones, calculators, copiers, fax, computers, and computer
software (MS Excel, Word, Practice Management software).
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.
Requirements: Education / Experience: High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum of three year(s) relevant experience as a hygienist Special Requirements/Certifications/Licenses: Valid X-ray certificate
Current RDH license
CPR & first aid certificate Physical and Environmental Requirements: May be required to lift up to 25 lbs. or roll a 90-pound anesthesia machine and a full 35-gallon
drum of expended chemicals on wheels from one area to another.
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. Additional or different duties may be assigned occasionally at employer's discretion.

Keywords: Debora Rayhan D D S Inc, Santa Rosa , Registered Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Ukiah, California

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