Employment Opportunities
Athens, GA
910 US Highway 29 North, Athens, GA 30601

Dental Hygienist

Your Next Career Awaits! Become part of the family at our community-based practice! As a valuable member of our team, you’ll work to improve your patients’ oral health. You can make a difference in people’s lives by making them feel welcome & helping them to regain their smile & their confidence. We think of ourselves as a home rather than an office & believe in a sense of community. If you have a strong work ethic & are a good fit for our practice, we look forward to meeting you! Learn more today about getting started in an impactful & rewarding role at Smith Dental Care.

Smith Dental Care is hiring a Dental Hygienist at our Athens location. We are a dental practice with soon-to-be 6 clinical office locations, open 7 days a week. Our full-time employees enjoy a schedule of 3 days per week, 12-hour shifts with 4 days off. One weekend day required. Our Hygienists each have an assistant that will help them to care for the most patients & to keep the flow of the office running smoothly.

Smith Dental Care prides itself on customer service, building trust with our patients & our peers as well. We want to be as friendly & helpful with each other so we can treat our patients in the best ways possible. We look for candidates who are supportive, passionate, & always willing to learn. Though we have many offices & departments, we are all one team & growing like wildfire. If you would like to grow in a career at Smith Dental Care, we encourage you to apply!

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head & neck inspection, dental charting & taking blood pressure & pulse
  • Taking & developing dental radiographs (x-rays)
  • Removing calculus & plaque (hard & soft deposits) from all surfaces of the teeth
  • Applying preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants & fluorides)
  • Teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health;
    (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing & nutritional counseling)
  • Counseling patients about good nutrition & its impact on oral health
  • Making impressions of patients’ teeth for study casts (models of teeth used by dentists to evaluate patient treatment needs)
  • Performing documentation & office management activities

Qualifications:

  • Licensed Dental Hygienist
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Motivated, team player
  • Excellent communication
  • Willing to learn
  • Self-starter
  • Punctual

Benefits:

  • Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability, Hospital, Cancer & Life Insurance plans
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off

*Compensation based on experience*

Job Type: Full-time 3 days, 12-hour shifts

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $35.00 – $45.00 per hour

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