Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist

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We are continuously expanding our diverse team of dental professionals and support staff. If you enjoy working as part of a team that has patient care as your core focus, this could be the right opportunity for you.

Dental Hygienist Job Responsibilities:

  • Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis, providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies, charting conditions of decay and disease, and performing procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act.
  • Prepares the treatment room for patients by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
  • Prepares patients for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patients.
  • Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests.
  • Maintains instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and selecting instruments.
  • Selects materials and equipment for dental hygiene visit by evaluating patient’s oral health.
  • Completes dental prophylaxis by cleaning deposits and stains from teeth and from beneath gum margins.
  • Detects disease by completing oral cancer screening; feeling and visually examining gums, using probes to locate periodontal disease and to assess levels of recession and exposing and developing radiographic studies.
  • Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations, cleaning, and polishing removable appliances.
  • Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions and providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories and charting in patient records.
  • Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.

Dental Hygienist Qualifications / Skills:

  • RDH
  • Registered with the Dental Council of Ireland
  • Use of dental technology
  • Dental health maintenance
  • Infection control
  • Health promotion and maintenance
  • Creating a safe, effective environment
  • Teamwork
  • Administering medication
  • Self-development

To apply for future opportunities, please email your CV, along with a cover letter explaining why you think you would fit our team to:

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