Excellent customer services skills and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, write, speak and understand information. Ability to effectively present information one-on-one with patients.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out details written or verbally instructed.
Basic computer knowledge and experience with dental management software experience. EagleSoft experience is preferred.
Ability to work in fast paced, patient-focused environment.
Qualifications (Experience, Education, Licensure, Certification)
Previous dental assisting experience preferred.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificate.
Current certification in radiography.
Hygiene Assistants work in a well-lit, clean environment. Their work area is usually near the dental chair so that they can arrange instruments, materials, and medication and hand them to the hygienists when needed.
Hygiene Assistants must wear gloves, masks, eyewear, and protective clothing to protect themselves and their patients from infectious diseases.
Hygiene Assistants also follow safety procedures to minimize the risks associated with the use of x-ray machines and other equipment.