Dental Hygienist

LocationOttawa
Job Category
SP-ID21991
Position TypeFull Time
Application Deadline March 31, 2020
Experience Required1 year
Job DurationPermanent
Education RequiredN/A

MaxSys is currently looking for a Dental Hygienist for our client in the west end.
 
Qualifications:
 
Education:
 
• Secondary school diploma is required
License:
• Dental Hygienist (Preferred)
 
Experience:
 
• Dental Hygienist: 1 year (Preferred)
• hygiene: 1 year (Preferred)
• Use of Dental Technology,
• Dental Health Maintenance,
• Infection Control,
• Health Promotion and Maintenance,
• Bedside Manner,
• Creating a Safe, Effective Environment,
• Listening, Teamwork,
• Administering Medication,
• Thoroughness,
• Self-Development
 
Duties may include, but not limited to:
 
• Prepares treatment room for patient by adhering to prescribed procedures and protocols.
• Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
• 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; exposing and developing radiographic studies.
• Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents.
• Maintains patient appearance and ability to masticate by fabricating temporary restorations; cleaning and polishing removable appliances; placing, carving, and finishing amalgam restorations; removing cement from crowns and bridges.
• Helps dentist manage dental and medical emergencies by maintaining CPR certification, emergency drugs and oxygen supply, and directory of emergency numbers.
• Educates patients by giving oral hygiene and plaque control instructions and postoperative instructions; providing reminders of time of next dental hygiene visit.
• Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records.
• Maintains patient confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
• Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
• Protects patients and employees by adhering to infection-control policies and protocols.
• Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
• Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies; placing and expediting orders for supplies; verifying receipt of supplies.
• Conserves dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
• Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
 
Language: English
 
If you meet all the above requirements, please send your resume today to Katherine Spallin at: 
 
k.spallin@maxsys.ca 
 
*Please note, only qualified candidates will be contacted and the position could be filled prior to closing date. Thank you