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Dental Hygienist
Ref No.: 17-05623
Location: Vienna, Virginia
Position Type:Right to Hire
Dental Hygienist
Vienna, VA

MUST:
2+ years of experience as a Dental Hygienist
Must have an active VA License as a Dental Hygienist
CPR Certification
X-ray certified
Strong communication skills
Knowledge of OSHA and HIPPA regulations

DUTIES:
The Dental Hygienist will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:
Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols
Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping 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
Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; removing cement from crowns and bridges
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
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
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; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
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
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed

*Quadrant, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Quadrant is committed to administering all employment and personnel actions on the basis of merit and free of discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Consistent with this commitment, we are dedicated to the employment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, persons of all ethnic backgrounds and religions according to their abilities.