Dental Hygienist
Wellpath
Graceville, FL
Overview
Our Dental Hygienist develops and implements individualized dental care plans for patients; performs patient education, discharge planning, and patient teaching under the supervision of a qualified Dentist.

Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor's degree in a directly related clinical field

Experience:
Minimum of one (1) year experience as a Dental Hygienist

Licenses/Certifications:
Current License as a Dental Hygienist
Current CPR certification
Responsibilities
Assesses dental condition and needs of patient, uses patient screening procedures, to include medical history review, dental charting, and perio charting; takes patient vital signs as required.
Delivers direct patient care to patients as assigned, using established dental hygienist procedures; performs routine treatment procedures, such as cleaning, polishing, x-rays, application of sealants and fluorides; and related procedures.
Assists with or institutes emergency measures for sudden adverse developments during treatment of patients.
Performs patient triage and initiates patient care as appropriate.
Ability to perform a full range of established dental hygienist protocol and procedures.
Develops and mounts x-ray films as needed
Performs intra-oral tasks with dentist supervision
Maintains x-ray unit, processor, autoclave and dental unit(s) according to specifications
Notifies H.S.A if equipment is not in appropriate working order
Inventories supplies and equipment maintaining adequate levels as indicated
Assists in performing of intra-oral and extra-oral x-rays
Ensures that sufficient number of trays is set up for the days patients; pulpotomy, caries control, amalgam, and perio/scaling
Maintains cleanliness and sanitation of dental clinic through careful sanitation practices
Completes daily instrument count sheet maintaining security control of all instruments within the dental office
If daily instruments count is incorrect, they complete reports to Security and H.S.A
Performs dental screenings as directed
Completes weekly: Cleans developer, Cleans autoclave, Prepares weekly report
Completes monthly: Cleans x-ray unit and film processor, Submits monthly statistics report to H.S.A.
Must obtain and maintain security clearance
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer