Hygienist
Smile360 Dental Specialists
lagos, NG
5d ago
source : Mrjobsnaija

Smile360 Dental Specialists's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment

Job title : Hygienist jobs in Lagos Job Location : Lagos Deadline : January 26, 2022

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    Summary

  • The Dental Hygienist is the key preventive service provider of the Practice. This team member motivates, educates, and provides excellent care to the patient.
  • Under indirect supervision, the Dental Hygienist will remove hard and soft deposits from teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease.

  • He or she will educate patients on oral hygiene, provide preventative dental care, take and develop X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
  • By discovering and documenting areas of failure, both periodontally and restoratively, he or she facilitates the dentist Ûªs diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

    Essential responsibilities

    Others may be assigned :

  • Welcome and seat patient cheerfully.
  • Prepare and properly set up treatment rooms for hygiene procedures.
  • Review and update patient Ûªs health history; chart progress, treatments, and home care compliance.
  • Clean calculus deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums using dental instruments, including scaling and root planning for patients with periodontal disease
  • Apply fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
  • Assess and evaluate patient through the exam, patient records, and patient Ûªs medical history to assist in the diagnosis of dental hygiene problems, disease, and efficacy of administered treatment plans.
  • Recognize early signs of periodontal disease; chart restorations and notate areas of concern.
  • Develop and present treatment plans.
  • Capture x-rays, process, download and mount for the doctor to view; capable of interpreting x-rays independently.
  • Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease; communicate findings to patient and doctor.
  • Selecting, mixing, and placing materials on instruments and in the patient Ûªs mouth, as needed.
  • Educate and motivate patient on proper oral hygiene and corrective / preventative measures.
  • Work chair side with Dentist as needed, assist doctor in hygiene examination.
  • Schedule appropriate re-care appointments.
  • Assist hygiene assistant in sterilization duties.
  • Maintain hygiene hand pieces and instruments in good repair and sufficient supply.
  • Must always represent the practice in a professional, pleasant, and cooperative manner.
  • Must maintain regular, consistent and punctual attendance in accordance with assigned schedule and time off policies.
  • Always maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
  • Must be comfortable seeing and able to maintain a professional demeanor and attitude while working around blood and smells that may be unpleasant.
  • Knowledge and Skill Requirements

  • Minimum of Dental Diploma / Dental Hygienist Certification from a recognized Dental School.
  • Competencies :

  • Ability to perform basic dental procedures
  • Ability to use initiative and make an informed judgment
  • Ability to use the computer
  • Must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in team settings.
  • Very good time management skills.
  • Person Specification :

  • Passionate
  • Problem solver
  • Focused and patient
  • Attentive to details
  • Ability to manage pressure
  • A team player.
  • N100,000 / month

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