Dental Hygienist

Employer Information

Clear Dental


T: 02890 247 333


Job Summary
We are currently seeking a motivated and enthusiastic Dental Hygienist to join our team, part time and full time opportunities are available. The successful applicant will provide both NHS and private treatment options. Our practices are equipped with Digital X-Rays, SOE Practice Management Software and Rotary Endodontics.

Essential Criteria
Diploma in Dental Hygiene
Registered with the General Dental Council

As a Dental Hygienist, your work will include:
• provide dental hygiene care to a wide range of patients
• obtain a detailed dental history from patients and evaluate their medical history
• carry out a clinical examination within their competence
• complete periodontal examination and charting and use indices to screen and monitor periodontal disease
• diagnose and treatment plan within their competence
• prescribe radiographs
• take, process and interpret various film views used in general dental practice
• plan the delivery of care for patients
• give appropriate patient advice
• provide preventive oral care to patients and liaise with dentists over the treatment of caries, periodontal disease and tooth wear
• undertake supragingival and subgingival scaling and root surface debridement using manual and powered instruments
• use appropriate anti-microbial therapy to manage plaque related diseases
• adjust restored surfaces in relation to periodontal treatment
• apply topical treatments and fissure sealants
• give patients advice on how to stop smoking
• take intra and extra-oral photographs
• give infiltration and inferior dental block analgesia
• identify anatomical features, recognise abnormalities and interpret common pathology
• carry out oral cancer screening
• if necessary, refer patients to other healthcare professionals
• keep full, accurate and contemporaneous patient records
• if working on prescription, vary the detail but not the direction of the prescription according to patient needs

Person Specification
You will need to show:
An interest and ability in science, anatomy and physiology
The ability to motivate clients to improve their dental hygiene
Excellent communication skills to explain treatments and put patients at ease
The confidence to handle equipment
Good eyesight and steady hands for carrying out precision work
The ability to concentrate for long periods
Good teamworking skills

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