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Dental Hygienist - Located in Okemos, MI

Company: Great Expressions Dental Centers
Location: Okemos
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

Located in Okemos, MIOverview:
Offering a Sign-on bonus of $7500.00!! Our Okemos Practice has Full Time option(s) available for Registered Dental Hygienists, where you can achieve a work balance that works for you and your family.Located at 1869 West Grand River Ave - Okemos, MI 48864Our total rewards offer you more fulfilling way to practice, here are just a few:

  • Competitive hourly pay and bonus potential
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401k retirement plan
  • Paid holidays and vacation timeJoin a neighborhood dental center backed by a national network of support.We're searching for a 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, Dental Hygienist 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.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.Responsibilities:
    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.Depending on the state regulations, a Dental Hygienist:
    • Performs oral healthcare and risk assessments which include but not limited to:
      • Evaluates a patient's current health status including all medications
      • Performs an extraoral and intraoral examination and oral cancer screening
      • Completes 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 instruments
            • Applies caries-preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants to the teeth
            • Discusses the progress being made toward isolating evidence that notes the potential association between systemic and oral health and disease
            • Provides 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 program
            • Counsels and coordinates tobacco cessation programs
            • Educates patients on the importance of good nutrition for maintaining optimal oral health
            • Ensures 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, Lansing , Dental Hygienist - Located in Okemos, MI, Healthcare , Okemos, Michigan

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