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Dental Hygienist

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Newton Dentistry is a multi-specialty dental clinic.

Newton Dentistry is looking for an exceptional Dental Hygienist to join our local private practice on a full-time basis. The day-to-day clinical duties of a Dental Hygienist include the following tasks:

Prepares patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, soothing, seating, and draping patient.
Provides information to patients and employees by answering questions and requests
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
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
Desired skills

Compassion: Some patients will be in pain or stressed out. You will need to be compassionate to their needs
Attention to Detail: There are rules when treating patients for gum and tooth disease. Dental hygienists need to be aware of what they are doing
Dexterity: You should be good with your hands. You will be working in close proximity with someone’s mouth, and you don’t want to fumble around in there
Interpersonal Skills: You will be talking and listening with patients, giving them instructions on tooth and gum health, cleaning instructions and diagnosing issues. Good listening and speaking skills are needed
Stamina: Dental hygienists spend long hours on their feet or bent over working
Technical Skills: Dental hygienists work with many tools, such as x-ray machines, power brushes and others

Possession of an associate’s degree in dental hygiene

Need to be licensed to be a hygienist in MA

Excellent clinical and patient communication skills

Good interpersonal skills to maintain effective rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members

Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information (HIPAA)

Our office details:

Newton Dentistry is a dental clinic located off Route 30 (Comm Ave) at 73 Lexington St in Newton MA (Auburndale Village).  For more information, please call us at 617-244-5020.  As an office, we serve Newton, Waltham, Auburndale, Nonantum, Newtonville, Newton Corner, Newton Upper Falls, Newton Lower Falls, Newton Centre, Newton Highlands, Oak Hill, Waban, Wellesley, West Newton, and Weston.

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