Austin, TX 78759
Hygienist - Round Rock & South Austin Locations
Summary: The Dental Hygienist is responsible for patient data collection and documentation, patient education and the delivery of preventative and periodontal dental treatment as part of the Doctor directed oral hygiene team.
Work Schedule: Mon 11: 30 am - 7: 00 pm; Tues, Wed & Thurs 7: 20 am - 5: 00 pm; Fri-Off
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Able to take digital X-rays, use intra oral camera and oral ID.
Provide quality patient service by delivering thorough patient care, effective communication and personal attention in a gentle and caring manner.
Assess and plan appropriate dental hygiene care including prophylaxis, scaling and root planning, debridement, periodontal maintenance and adjunct services.
Complete dental hygiene procedures utilizing hand and mechanical scalers with a high degree of technical skill.
Conduct a general oral health screening for each patient and communicate findings to the Doctor.
Provide accurate and concise patient record charting and complete database information to allow the Doctor to determine the appropriate treatment plan for the patient.
Provide topical anesthetic and nitrous oxide monitoring to patients under general supervision by the Doctor.
Educate patients on proper oral hygiene.
Responsible for personal professional growth through internal and external training opportunities and continuing education requirements to maintain licensure.
Set-up and prepare dental equipment and instrumentation in accordance with established regulations and office guidelines.
Accurate and timely reporting of all procedures complete with proper documentation.
Maintain a clean work environment and dental equipment to meet OSHA and Center for Disease Control sterilization and infection control regulatory standards.
Adhere to confidentiality, State, Federal and HIPAA laws and guidelines with regards to patient s records.
Communicate effectively and develop a strong working relationship with the Doctor and promote
teamwork through cooperative and professional behaviors.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Education and/or Experience:
Associate's Degree or Bachelor s Degree in Dental Hygiene required.
Registered Dental Hygiene license in Texas required.
Current CPR certification required.
N2O certification required.
Prefer Laser certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Knowledge of Federal, State and institutional regulations and guidelines for the provision of dental services.
Ability to operate standard dental equipment including Cavitron, Prophyject, X-Ray, Dental Chair and Unit,
Sterilizers, Hand Scalers, Curettes and hand pieces.
Strong patient care skills.
Able to multitask and handle multiple business and workplace changes that may arise.
Able to communicate clearly and effectively orally and in writing.
Able to work well on a team and independently.
Able to be perform work with attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to maintain a safe and healthy environment for patients and co-workers.
Ability to respond professionally in stressful situations.
Possess critical thinking, logic and reasoning skills to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative
solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Email resume to andrea.Garza@lkjordan.Com for immediate consideration.
L.K. Jordan & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer.