Registered Dental Hygienist

Prairieville, LouisianaFull-time
About the Job
Our busy general dentistry office in Prairieville (near Baton Rouge) is looking for a full-time dental hygienist to replace one of our long-time hygienists who will not be returning after maternity leave. Days are flexible to work either 3 or 4 days per week. Work hours are 8AM to 5PM Monday through Thursday and 8AM to 1PM every other Friday. Health insurance, paid vacation, and other benefits are part of the package. We have a great crew here and are looking for an exceptional person to be a part of it. Email resumes to frontdesk@smartdentalcare.com or fax to (225)677-9993.

  • Provide superior patient care and service; exhibit outstanding customer service and hospitality as well as chair-side manner.
  • Take radiographs of patients using standard dental radiographic equipment
  • Stay on schedule as much as possible to create no patient wait time; help manage patient flow; maintain time flexibility for patient; be present, engaged, ready to work at all assigned shift times.
  • Educate patient on oral hygiene, health, disease as well as procedures and services; establish/communicate continued care.
  • Applying preventive materials to the teeth such as fluorides and sealants
  • Verify patient health history and document appropriately in patients chart.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality through HIPAA compliance
  • Perform the following duties as applicable by practice and/or state laws:
  • Screen for Oral Cancer
  • Take and record patients’ blood pressure accurately
  • Take alginate impressions and fabricate whitening trays
  • Maintain accurate and legible notes in patients chart
  • Assist with other office duties as requested or needed

  • Valid Dental Hygienist License Minimum of an Associate’s degree in Dental Hygiene
  • Certification for other duties as required by state practice act
  • Maintain annual OSHA, HIPAA, and Infection Control training as required by law
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Versed in Open Dental
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of all company policies and rules