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Registered Dental Hygienist

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Hiring Organization Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics
Post Name Registered Dental Hygienist
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Location Houston, Texas, United States

Who Are We?

We are Jefferson Dental & Orthodontics and we believe in taking a personal approach to dentistry. Since our humble beginnings in Texas, we’ve been a trusted friend for our patients near and far. At Jefferson, we understand it takes more than clinical excellence to earn a patient’s trust.

It’s of the utmost importance that we all see the patient as a unique individual and demonstrate that their care plan is designed around each of their needs. We’ll do whatever it takes to put a smile on each patient’s face, so the rest of the world can see how amazing it is. We truly change people’s lives. Do you want to be a part of our life-changing team?!

Our philosophy is simple: Our Care Changes People’s Lives. We treat our patients like family to provide the best dental experience because we know a happy, confident smile leads to a better life. We deliver the highest quality care, making dentistry convenient and affordable for everyone. Join our new Hygiene team for the opportunity to have a fulfilling career giving our patients the happy, confident smile they deserve.

What You’ll Do

Perform General Health and Oral Assessments including, but not limited to:

  • Review of health history and medications
  • BP and pulse
  • Extraoral and Intraoral Head and Neck Exam
  • Oral cancer screening including the use of Oral ID
  • Comprehensive dental charting and periodontal charting for proper diagnosis
  • Ability to develop a Dental Hygiene Diagnosis
  • Expose and interpret dental radiographs (digital)
  • Remove biofilm, toxins, and hard deposits in both sub-gingival and supra-gingival including prophets, gingivitis therapy, and gum therapy
  • Application of Fluoride varnish and sealants
  • Educate patients on dental diseases, including gingivitis and periodontal disease according to ADA/APP guidelines
  • Educate patients on restorative needs and demonstrate oral hygiene instructions as related to individual needs
  • Screening for Invisalign and Orthodontic needs
  • Recommend and educate patients as related to oral risks for the need of take-home products and aides (fluorides, Toothbrush, waterparks) to improve oral hygiene
  • Educate patients on nutritional needs and smoking cessation

Competencies for Excellence

  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills: expresses ideas concisely both orally or written; tailor communication to specific person/audience; anticipate and manage effects of communication
  • Concern for Order and Quality; detail-oriented with high standards for quality; maintains records, checks the quality of work and documentation; must follow specific protocols to ensure compliance
  • Teamwork: create a friendly and supportive atmosphere; pitch in and help others
  • Self-Management: exhibit self-confidence in patient and team interactions; function effectively under pressure; manage behavior to prevent or reduce feelings of stress
  • Integrity & Credibility: ability to gain the trust and respect of patients and co-workers; professional yet caring demeanor
  • Adaptability: Adapts to change in direction to support changing priorities
  • Diversity: adapt and integrate into diverse work groups and patient population

The Perks!

  • Competitive pay and bonus structure – starting salary of $55/hour and bonuses of up to $6,000 a month.
  • New Grads welcome!
  • Growth and advancement opportunities for leadership roles
  • Vacation and PTO
  • $25,000 of Company-paid Life Insurance
  • Wide variety of additional benefits including:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability
  • Health Saving Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Spending Account
  • Supplement Life Insurance for you or your dependents
  • 401(k)
  • Accident
  • Critical Illness
  • Identity Protection
  • Team Member Assistance Program
  • Development & Growth: Mentorship & continued education training to grow your skill set

Job Requirements

  • Graduate of Accredited Dental Hygiene Program (Associates degree minimum, Bachelor preferred)
  • Active Texas RDH Licensure
  • Current CPR certification (AHA preferred BLS with AED)
  • Nitrous certification (preferred)
  • Exceptional customer service, communication, and patient care

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

License/Certification:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist License (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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