We have an immediate opening for a part-time Registered Dental Hygienist for our affiliate practice, Lake Minnetonka Dental located in, Plymouth, MN. This is a Monday 8-5, Tuesday 12-7:30, and Wednesday 12-7:30 position. We offer a friendly, caring work atmosphere, competitive pay and benefits. Experience in dental field appreciated, or we will train the right person fresh out of school.
Responsibilities and Duties:
-Perform the usual and customary chair side procedures of a dental hygienist such as scaling and root planing, fluoride treatments and application of sealants, making patient comfort top priority
-Update patient's health history at each appointment
-Take and develop any necessary radio graphs
-Chart existing restorations, missing teeth and pocket depths if needed
-Assist the Doctor with his or her examination of the patient
-Communicate effectively any treatment needs per the Doctor's treatment plan, segmenting the needed appointments and documenting this on the treatment plan
-Communicate to the patient what their needs are, what it will take to gain optimum oral health and what will happen if the treatment is not performed
-Give oral hygiene instructions to patients, communicating as effectively as possible and using any visual aids necessary
-Communicate clearly to patients any pre-op or post-op instructions per doctor's orders
-Document completely and accurately on progress notes any treatment performed as well as notation of anything else concerning the patient's visit to the office
-Consistently follow all OSHA guidelines and Universal Precautions regarding infection control and safety-Maintain a clean and uncluttered appearance in the operatory
-Maintain equipment according to manufacturer's guidelines
-Assist clinical staff with tasks such as sterilization or hygiene inventory control when needed
-Maintain recall system
-Maintain hygiene total log control
-Participate in morning huddles
Qualifications and Skills:
Must have experienced inter personal skills, positive attitude, able to listen effectively, adaptable, attentive, consistent sense of urgency, collaboration, communication, confident, conflict management and resolution, cooperative and courteous, critical thinker, customer service, empathetic, flexible, multi-tasker, positive work ethic, team player, receptive to feedback and coaching, excellent manual dexterity as well as the ability to write concisely and legibly, ability to complete tasks within a given time frame, congenial personality, outgoing, but focused and capable of dealing multiple tasks, ability to deal with needs of practice and patients and capacity to maintain a calm demeanor regardless of the situation, ability to function within a team environment as a supportive and positive contributor.
Education & Experience:
Bachelors degree from an accredited school with a current state license. CPR and first aid training required, as well as knowledge of radiation safety is mandatory.
Lake Minnetonka Dental is a highly successful affiliated practice of Dental Care Alliance (DCA).
As one of the country’s largest and oldest dental support organizations, DCA supports more than 265 affiliated practices in 13 states, encompassing all facets of general dentistry and all recognized dental specialties. As a result, DCA offers dental professionals groundbreaking career and affiliation opportunities.
Established in 1991 by Dr. Steven R. Matzkin, Dental Care Alliance’s success is the result of our unwavering commitment to improving the wellbeing of patients, dentists, and dental professionals through innovative and proven practice-support solutions. Through years of combined industry expertise, economies of scale and centralized administration, DCA provides affiliated practices with substantial savings in supplies, increased services and effective marketing.
We improve the practice of dentistry by partnering and supporting our dental professionals, so they can create a lifetime of healthy smiles for their patients.
To be the trusted partner of choice for the industry’s best dental professionals.
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Unleash Career Potential—of our employees and partners
Service Excellence—to our professionals, patients and families
Meaningful Contribution—all can make a difference
Integrity First—in all we do
Leadership—in our field and we assume accountability
Excellence in Action—we are committed to get the job done
Our mission, vision and values are a vital part of our everyday interactions with all employees, and most importantly, with patients and families.
You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
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