Dental Hygienist for single doctor private NON PPO office

Dental Hygienist Needed In Portland, OR Starting February 06, 2023

Portland / OR

Temporary Position
2023-01-25

Position
dental hygienist
Rate
$50/hr
Date
February 6, 2023
Time
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

We are looking for a temporary to possible part time hygienist to provide our patients the best ongoing preventive oral care by cleaning, scaling and polishing teeth to prevent gum disease.

We are a small practice that has been established for over 30 years. Our patients tend to be older with few adolescents under our care. Dr. Little provides a wide range of services including perio surgeries and implants.

Essential Duties:

  • Records treatment information on the patient′s chart, including treatment rendered, the type of treatment planned and the amount of chair time, doctor time and assistant time needed for next appointment.
  • Takes radiographs as directed by the doctor.
  • Records evaluation of periodontal conditions, occlusal relations, and extent of prophylaxis on dental chart to ensure a complete diagnosis and proper treatment plan by the dentist.
  • Provides customer service support to patients by escorting them to and from the treatment room.
  • Administers nitrous oxide and oxygen to patients as applicable.
  • Assists doctor during clinical exam and record findings and recommendations.
  • Scales, polishes, and applies fluoride to patient’s teeth.
  • Prepares treatment rooms including, but not limited to, set-up, decontamination, sterilizing and sharpening all instruments, cleaning hand pieces and room, restocking supplies.
  • Inspects patient’s oral cavity and charts lesions, existing restorations, and missing teeth.
  • Evaluates gingival health and health of all oral tissue.
  • Executes root planing and myofunction evaluations.
  • Educates patients on the importance of preventative care, the disease process, and the role of bacteria; provides appropriate educational literature and instruction on home care.
  • Schedules patient’s next treatment appointment or communicates with appropriate staff to ensure this is done before patient leaves the practice. 
  • Implements and monitors recall system; contacts patients who are overdue for a recall.
  • Helps fill the patient schedule when there are openings to keep production levels high each day.




  • Ability to maintain composure and professionalism when exposed to stressful situations.
  • Ability to perform scaling and root planning, take radiographs, and administer local anesthetic and Nitrous Oxide. 
  • Knowledge of OSHA regulations and changes.
  • Knowledge of English composition, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  • Skilled in the use of standard office equipment including telephones, copiers, computers, and computer software (Eaglesoft Practice Management Software).
  • Ability to engender trust from the doctors, co-workers, and patients. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively with management, staff, and patients.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete tasks in a timely and independent manner.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions and accept constructive feedback.
  • Ability to collect data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to communicate and express thoughts and ideas competently. 
  • Ability to quickly grasp relevant concepts regarding duties and responsibilities.

Education / Experience: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-year relevant experience as a hygienist

Special Requirements/Certifications/Licenses: 

  • Valid X-ray certificate
  • Current license 
  • CPR & first aid certificate 

Physical and Environmental Requirements: 

  • May be required to lift up to 40 lbs. or roll a 90 lb machine on wheels from one area to another.
  • Hand-eye coordination and hand, arm, and finger mobility for detailed work with objects.
  • May be required to physically assist or lift drowsy patients after anesthesia.




This job opportunity is available through onDiem. onDiem is a W-2 compliant staffing platform providing access to healthcare benefits, Paid Time Off, and insurance coverage.

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• State License if applicable
• BLS/CPR certification
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