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Registered Dental Hygienist

Dental Career Services

Last Updated: 11/14/21

Job Description

Registered Dental Hygienist


SPECIALTY UNIT: Registered Dental Hygienist

LOCATION: Plattsburgh, NY

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

Pay Rate: $45-50/hr negotiable

Job Description:

We are seeking a highly skilled Registered Dental Hygienist to join our outstanding team. The RDH will treat periodontal disease, provide preventative care, and patient education.


  • Provide periodontal scaling and root planning, oral prophylaxis, coronal polish.
  • Complete periodontal assessment prior to treatment
  • Expose radiographs, intraoral images, digital scan (if needed)
  • Assist dentist with co-diagnosing and be actively involved in treatment planning process.
  • Perform intraoral and extraoral exam to detect abnormalities and oral cancer screening
  • Arrests dental decay by applying fluorides and other cavity- preventing agents
  • 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
  • Documents dental hygiene services by recording vital signs and medical and dental histories; charting in patient records
  • Ensures operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques
  • Maintains dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level

Job Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • Medical insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Pay
  • Relocation assistance -if necessary


  • License/Certification: Registered Dental Hygienist Required
  • New Grads Welcome

Company Details

Chandler, Arizona, United States
Since 1998 Dental Career Services has been a leading permanent placement specialist focused on Dental Laboratory and Clinical Dental recruiting If you are a dental professional looking for outstanding dental jobs, we can connect you with exceptional dental practices. We have established strong ties to a variety of dental practices, including small boutique, single...