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Hygiene Assistant

Drs. Daniel and Ellen Kelly

This is a Full-time position in Charlottesville, VA posted October 3, 2021.

We are hiring a Dental Hygienist for our growing periodontal dental practice. To do well in this role you should have a current State hygiene license, up-to-date vaccinations, and previous experience as a dental hygienist.

Dental Hygienist Responsibilities:

  • Using dental instruments to clean accretions, calcareous deposits, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums.
  • Looking for indications of oral cancer by feeling lymph nodes under patient chins for signs of tenderness or swelling.
  • Noting and reviewing patient medical history.
  • Using probes to examine and locate periodontal recessed gums and other signs of gum disease.
  • Recording dental decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentists.
  • Feeling and visually examining gums for signs of disease, sores, and other dental health issues.
  • Taking digital x-rays.
  • Sharpening and sterilizing dental instruments.
  • Promoting preventative dental care to improve patient oral health care.
  • Applying fluorides and other dental decay prevention agents.
  • Maintaining a dental hygiene program for patients.

Dental Hygienist Requirements:

  • Associate’s degree from an accredited Hygiene program.
  • State hygiene license.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • Current on Hepatitis B vaccination.
  • Ability to administer local anesthetic agents.
  • Able to use an x-ray machine.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Comfortable using computers for a variety of tasks.
  • Knowledgeable about oral hygiene and dental health.

Employment Type: Full Time
Years Experience: 1 – 3 years
Salary: $37 – $40 Hourly
Bonus/Commission: No