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Dental Hygienist

Company: Great Expressions Dental Centers
Location: Detroit
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

General Dentistry opening in Detroit, Michigan. This and other dental hygienist jobs brought to you by DentistJobCafe.com

Our Audurn Hills area practice is seeking a Registered Dental Hygienist.Reach out today to learn more! Our patient focused dental practice is looking for an AWESOME Dental Hygienist! We spend more time every week with our coworkers than we do our loved ones. Doesn't it make sense then, that we should do everything in our power to ensure that those hours are as enjoyable and fulfilling as possible? This is why we pride our dental office as being a happy practice where great patient care is provided. Come work alongside dentists and team members that are committed to excellent dental care and continuous learning. Come work in an established practice, with personable doctors and a welcoming team! We focus on creating a positive atmosphere, with great patient care and customer service at the forefront. We perform technically demanding procedures using cutting edge processes and techniques. Our Total Rewards offer you more fulfilling way to practice:

Competitive hourly pay and bonus potentialMedical, dental, and vision insurance401k retirement planPaid holidays and vacation timeAccident coverageHospital indemnity coverageLife insuranceShort- and long-term disability plansID theft protectionTuition reimbursementCompany-paid uniformsPet insuranceAdded Incentives:
Referral Bonus ProgramContinued Education: Courses, and a CE bankSpecialty Centers (for ease of referring patients)*In-House Periodontists (based on practice) Join a neighborhood dental center backed by a national network of support.We're searching for a Registered Dental Hygienist who wants to join a truly patient-centric dental group and support the treatment philosophy which states "disease dictates treatment". In this highly collaborative position, you will play a vital role in the success of your practice, ensuring patients are comfortable throughout their visit and receiving the very best oral health care possible. At Great Expressions, you'll feel like you're a part of a local, neighborhood practice while enjoying all of the support of a stable, national network. Whether you need outside expertise on a tough case or your practice needs equipment repairs, help is always just a single phone call away.Our production model offers you nearly limitless earning potential.At Great Expressions, you'll enjoy a competitive base salary as well as incentive compensation based off of a percentage of production instead of collections, meaning you'll enjoy nearly uncapped earning potential driven entirely by your work ethic. We empower you to deliver the care your patients need and we reward you for your dedication and commitment to hygiene excellence.Our patients rely on us to improve their oral health and we deliver it - one smile at a time.Founded in 1982, Great Expressions Dental Centers has consistently ranked among the nation's leading dental groups, providing oral health care services, dental education, and setting new standards for clinical excellence and patient satisfaction. And we do all of this while keeping a healthy smile affordable and convenient in a world of tight budgets and busy schedules. Join our team and help us continue to provide high quality, patient-focused dental care to our communities.Your safety and wellbeing matter.To maintain the health of our team members and patients, we have implemented a number of added safety measures, as outlined by the CDC, throughout our practices. These include, but are not limited to, daily team member and patient screening, mask usage in non-clinical areas, increased disinfection of common areas and social distancing whenever possible. Our goal is to make sure you feel as safe as possible at work, so you can focus on providing exceptional patient care. The ideal candidate will have a calm, reassuring and friendly demeanor as well as the ability to multitask in a fast-paced atmosphere. All employees of GEDC are expected to safeguard patient privacy and confidentiality and to perform other duties as assigned.Performs oral healthcare and risk assessments which include but not limited to:
Evaluates a patient's current health status including all medicationsPerforms an extraoral and intraoral examination and oral cancer screeningCompletes a comprehensive dental and periodontal charting that includes a detailed description and evaluation of the gingiva and periodontium
  • Develops a dental hygiene diagnosis based on the oral health findings
  • Exposes, processes, and interprets dental radiographs (x-rays)
    Removes biofilm plaque and calculus (soft and hard deposits) from teeth both coronal and apical to (above and below) the gingival margin (gumline) using dental instrumentsApplies caries-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants to the teethDiscusses the progress being made toward isolating evidence that notes the potential association between systemic and oral health and diseaseProvides patient education on biofilm plaque control and home care protocol by incorporating techniques and products that will become part of an individualized self- care oral hygiene programCounsels and coordinates tobacco cessation programsEducates patients on the importance of good nutrition for maintaining optimal oral healthEnsures that the patient knows why they need continuing care and that they have a follow up appointment that is set by the office
    • Degree or certificate in Dental Hygiene from an accredited program and a valid state license
    • X-Ray/Radiology Certification where state regulations specify, otherwise preferred
    • Dental Assisting Certification required where state regulations specify
    • Past experience as a medical assistant, dental assistant, or in a customer-focused role desired

Keywords: Great Expressions Dental Centers, Detroit , Dental Hygienist, Healthcare , Detroit, Michigan

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