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Dental Hygienist

Mendota Dental
Published
April 4, 2024
Location
720 Main Street, Suite 213, Mendota Heights, Minnesota
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Mendota Dental Associates – Mendota Heights, MN 55118

PT Dental Hygienist – Wed & Thurs ALL DAY with Option of Friday 1/2 Day AM – Clinic Hours 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Health Insurance available with an average of 20+ hours worked weekly

Get Your Foot in the Door NOW! More hours planned to be available this Fall – Adding Chair time

Tired of Working for a Corporate Controlled Office that Schedules Patients on 30 minute Intervals? OR NEW Graduate just Starting to keep up with a Full Schedule?  We ARE Family OWNED & OPERATED for OVER 30 years & We intend to stay that way!!

BETTER PATIENT/HYGIENST RELATIONSHIP with ONE-ON-ONE CARE! We DO NOT run our office like a mill – NO ASSISTED HYGIENE WHERE YOU ONLY SCALE PATIENTS ON AN ASSEMBLY LINE ALL DAY LONG!

HYDRIM INSTRUMENT WASHER FULLY CLEANS AND DRYS INSTUMENT CARTERAGE BEFORE AUTOCLAVE (2 AVAIABLE) AND STATUM - REPLACES NEED FOR ULTRASONIC – NO MORE WAITING TO DRY BEFORE WRAPPING INTRUMENT CARTERAGE

Our beautiful modern 8 operatory office with Amazing Views is seeking a Registered PT Dental Hygienist to join our team.  Located in the Village of Mendota Heights, we are equipped with state of art technology including digital DEXIS radiographs, BRAND NEW -  NewTom CT and Panoramic, SoPro Life intraoral cameras, CEREC Omnicam (Same Day Crowns), Hydrim Instrument cleaner, 2 DIFFERENT 3D printers (used for models and guards) and paperless charting. User friendly OPEN DENTAL Software.Visit our office at MendotaDental.com

WHY ARE WE DIFFERENT?  EACH HYGIENSIT HAS 2 ROOMS WITH A CAVITRON IN EACH ROOM TO WORK FROM EACH DAY and our APPOINTMENT TIME IS A FULL 60 MINUTES  

WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? AN EXTRA ROOM MEANS YOU ARE ALWAYS ON TIME! NO MORE STRESS TURNING YOUR ROOM AROUND FOR THE NEXT PATIENT

  • Competitive Hourly Pay & Paid Time Off
  • SAFE and SECURE Location Day and Night!!
  • Incredible Doctor and Friendly, Helpful Teammates
  • Paid Meetings, Charting Time and Setup/Clean up time
  • Quick and Easy Access to Freeway – 35E, 62 & 494 -Live almost anywhere!
  • Free Underground Parking – No More Scraping Car in the Winter!
  • Scrubs Provided – You Pick Your Brand! – In-House Laundry
  • 10% Some Shops and Restaurants at the Village of Mendota Heights
  • Caribou Coffee in the Same Building Complex
  • 1 Hour Lunch Break in Fully Equipped Corner Window Lunchroom or at Market Square Park near the Fountain Plaza directly in Front of Building – Permanent Table and Chairs available

Dental Hygienist Job Responsibilities:

Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance with the dental practice act.

Dental Hygienist Job Duties:

  • Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing and seating patient.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient's oral health.
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.
  • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums; using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
  • Cleans and polishes removable appliances.
  • Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit and scheduling appointments.
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
  • Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Administers local anesthetic and is nitrous certified.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; requesting repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
  • Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Calls patients on recall list to encourage patients to schedule as recommended.
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