Hygienist- 5 stars on Glassdoor!

CareerBliss in Petaluma, CA

  • Industry: Healthcare - Dental Care - Dental Hygienist
  • Type: Full Time
  • $97,420.00 - 126,020.00
position filled
At Gentle Dental, our Dental Hygienists are enthusiastic about providing excellent patient care and are critical to our success as a healthcare provider. You will be part of an extraordinary team of talented individuals who are dedicated to helping you deliver legendary service to our patients. Through oral education, Dental Hygienists lead patients to a happy and healthy smile! We are looking for full-time or part-time hygienists to practice out of our Petaluma office.

Day to Day: ?
Prepare tray setups for dental procedures
Greet patients and make them feel comfortable while seating them in an operatory
Help patients feel comfortable during and after dental treatment
Obtain/review patient's health history and/or treatment records
Comply with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) policies
Evaluate overall oral health by examining the patient's mouth, looking for signs of periodontal disease, possible cancers, sores, recessed and /or bleeding gums and oral lesions
Remove deposits and stains from teeth by performing prophylaxis, debridement, scaling and root planing or periodontal maintenance as diagnosed and treatment planned by a Dentist
Select and apply appropriate fluoride treatments and polishes
Sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment after treatment, following accepted infection control practices
Instruct patients on proper preventive care, teach patients about good oral health
In some states, with the required certification, Hygienists may perform other duties such as administering anesthesia, placing temp fillings, removing sutures, applying sealants or other preventive materials and smoothing/polishing restorations
If directed by a Dentist, and allowed by law, may take impressions or X-Rays
Document treatment in patient files
Schedule and confirm appointments, answer the telephone, assist with patient questions
Maintain patient confidence by protecting and appropriately handling all PHI (Protected Health Information)
Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies only as needed to accomplish results
Assist Dentists in the event of a medical emergency
Other duties as may be assigned or modified as business needs dictate

Associates degree or higher in Dental Hygiene from an accredited College or Technical School
State-specific Dental Hygienist license
State-specific Radiation Safety Certificate, when required by law
CPR/BLS Certification (Only American Red Cross or American Heart Association)
Additional/Expanded functions certifications as required by law (local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative, sealants, etc.)
Experience working in a fast-paced, quality-focused dental environment; DSO/Group Practice experience preferred
Ability to travel between locations preferred

Benefits Include:
Compensation: $55+/hr DOE
$2,500 Signing Bonus
Healthcare package (Medical, Dental, Vision)
Short and long term disability
Life insurance
CE credits

We look forward to hearing from you!


Education PreferredHigh School or better
Associated topics: cleaning, complete, condition, e11, mouth, polishing, prn, processing, rda, resolution

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