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REG DENTAL HYGIENIST PRN

Company: Cooper University Health Care
Location: Camden
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

About usAt Cooper University Health Care, our commitment to providing extraordinary health care begins with our team. Our extraordinary professionals are continuously discovering clinical innovations and enhanced access to the most up-to-date facilities, equipment, technologies and research protocols. We have a commitment to its employees by providing competitive rates and compensation, a comprehensive employee benefits programs, attractive working conditions, and the chance to build and explore a career opportunity by offering professional development. -Discover why Cooper University Health Care is the employer of choice in South Jersey. Short Description Dental hygienists collaborate with dentists, dental assistants and office administrators to manage patient appointments and provide custom care for each patient. Performs technical skills for oral health and patient education for oral health maintenance. Perform a range of dental treatments, maintain equipment, and help patients feel comfortable when receiving dental work.Foundational Responsibility: Demonstrates Cooper Core Values and Service Standards, and Leadership Must Haves. Utilizes AIDET at all times. (Applies to All Employees)1. Dental hygienist and dentist work together to meet the oral health needs of patients. 2. Dental patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head and neck inspection, dental charting and taking blood pressure and pulse3. Taking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)4. Performing teeth cleaning in accordance with established dental procedures. Flossing, removing calculus and plaque (hard and soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth that minimizes sensitivity5. Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluorides)6. Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;(e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)7. Counseling patients about good nutrition and its impact on oral health8. Effective communication with patient and staff. Consistently using AIDET. Inform patient of each step performed for dental procedures, the time procedure will take and providing discharge instructions.9. Understanding the signs of various dental conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease and common dental problems.10. Charting dental assessments, uploading of xrays, using only approved dental abbreviations/acronyms, documentation of procedures and treatments.Experience Required0-2 years required3 + years working in dental health care environment preferredEducation RequirementsAssociate's degree required. Bachelor's degree preferredSpecial RequirementsScheduled Days / Hours: as neededProficient with computer dental software platforms, Experience with EPIC Wisdom a plus. Will train provide training for dental software used by Cooper.Communication - Ability to communicate with patients, visitors and coworkersComputer - proficiency with using Microsoft Outlook, WordAbility to teach/educate oral hygiene for persons of diversified background/education - Spanish speaking a plus

Keywords: Cooper University Health Care, Camden , REG DENTAL HYGIENIST PRN, Healthcare , Camden, New Jersey

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