Dental Hygienist Position (Short Term / Maternity Leave)

Registered Dental Hygienist Position - Lux Smiles Dental

Dental hygienist needed part time (Tuesdays and Thursdays) for a colleague’s maternity leave at Jai H. Shin, DDS, PLLC (Lux Smiles) general and cosmetic dental practice. The office is primarily paperless and based on Easy Dental practice management system; and Dexis and EVAsoft x-ray software systems. Experience and ease with digital technology and willingness to keep up with its advances is necessary. This dental practice expects staff to be punctual, professional, friendly, and have positive energy.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve implemented safeguards to protect each other with new protocols and equipment. For every patient who enters our office, we require a cloth face covering or mask at all times, except in times when patients are undergoing a procedure. Our office has hand sanitizers, sneeze guards, and air purifiers to reduce possibilities of transmission. Patients are screened over the phone, when confirming their appointment, and again upon their arrival to the office. To ensure we continue to keep each other safe, our team gets tested on a regular basis and is outfitted with personal protective equipment (PPE).

What's the office culture like?

Are you interested in who you could potentially be working with? Come visit our team page and see how the composition of the individuals contribute to our collaborative work family.

COMPETENCE AND CONFIDENCE IN THE FOLLOWING IS A MUST:

  • Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examination
  • Sterilize dental instruments properly
  • Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history
  • Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis
  • Clean and help protect patients’ teeth (e.g. remove plaque or apply fluoride)
  • Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques)
  • Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures
  • Take X-rays and dental impressions
  • Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)
  • Maintain documentation and charts on each patient
  • Monitor supplies

The office has both fee-for-service and PPO insurance clientele. Confidence, ability to communicate clearly in person and on the phone, orientation to detail and ability to handle multiple tasks are essential to this position. Experience in other dental office positions is beneficial. Team players who are willing to take the initiative and pitch in to ensure efficient operations are highly desirable.

Experience: Prior dental hygienist experience (required)

Work authorization: United States (required)

Work remotely: No

Job Type: Full time

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Office Schedule:

  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

License/Certification:

  • Registered Dental Hygienist (Preferred)
  • Nitrous Oxide / Local Anesthetic Certification (Preferred)

Company Culture:

  • Stable — traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented — supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented — cooperative and collaborative

Benefit Conditions:

  • Only full-time employees eligible
Job Category: Dental Hygienist
Job Type: Freelance Part Time
Job Location: 7 Gramercy Park West New York NY 10003

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