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Dental Hygienist

Job Summary

Examines and cleans patients’ teeth and provides helpful information to them regarding good oral hygiene.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Examines and cleans patients’ teeth, including removing stains and plaque buildup
  • Takes patient X-rays
  • Reports patient’s oral hygiene status to the dentist
  • Documents and keeps a record of patient’s treatment plans
  • Applies fluoride and sealants to protect a patient’s teeth
  • Provides oral education and relays best hygiene practices to patients 
  • Works under the direct supervision of the dentist on duty