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Dental Hygienist

WILLIAM DOUGHERTY DDS

This is a Contract position in Falls Church, VA posted May 13, 2019.

We are a general dental practice established in the heart of Falls Church, looking for a dynamic and talented hygiene professional to join our team part
– time.

The right candidate will be self-motivated, knowledgeable, and dedicated.

The hygiene department is a critical component within our prevention team.

We are committed to providing comprehensive oral health care to our patients.

The office offers advanced technology and a small, close-knit group of team-oriented professionals.

Must be available Monday and Tuesdays, the hours are 7 am -6 pm with future opportunity for additional days if desired.

Key Responsibilities:
• Perform thorough scaling and root planning, place Arestin and other periodontal maintenance procedures, Clinical use of laser (previous experience not necessary and certification assistance available).

• Administer local anesthesia (must have evidence of certification)
• Perform preventive care such as prophylaxis, fluoride, and dental sealants; and diagnostic care including digital intraoral radiography.

• Assess each patient’s individual caries risk and deliver individualized preventive health education and dietary counseling
• Educate patients on dental caries and periodontal disease etiology and risk factors.

Accurately document any findings relating to the patient’s Intra
– and extra-oral examination
• Be proactive in encouraging patients to follow through with needed treatment.

• Computer literate and working knowledge of Dentrix
• Assist with other duties as needed, including sterilization and front desk