Are you passionate about patient care? Looking to join an exceptional team of dental professionals in Hays, Kansas? Lifetime Dental Care is hiring! Read about our current openings below to see if our team is the right fit for you. Call our office at (785) 498-7130 for any questions. Our dentist, Dr. Jeffrey Lowe, looks forward to meeting you.

Registered Dental Hygienist

Job description

Lifetime Dental Care is looking for a new registered dental hygienist to join our talented team. Our dental hygienists are an important part of our office and are responsible for educating our patients and helping them understand and improve their oral and overall health. Our hygienists work closely with our dentist to identify and educate patients about potential dental health problems, the consequences if conditions are left untreated and the solutions our doctors recommend. Hygienist will also perform oral wellness check-ups for new, recare, periodontal and emergency patients. Our goal as a practice is to provide a comfortable and fun-loving space for patients to achieve long-term health and vitality. If you love serving patients and creating life-changing results, we would love to meet you!

Essential Functions

As a dental hygienist, the functions you will be asked to fulfill include, but are not limited to:

  • Keep record of patients’ medical history, blood pressure, new conditions, etc.
  • Complete comprehensive periodontal evaluations, which include probe depths, bleeding points, recessions, mobility, furcation and more.
  • Provide routine care, such as taking X-rays, applying sealants and fluorides, and other related procedures.
  • Provide oral prophylaxis and polish and educate on optimal at-home care.
  • Perform periodontal treatment as needed, using our “Standards of Care” guidelines as reference.
  • Work with our dentist to record treatment plans using practice management software.
  • Maintain thorough appointment notes using our practice management software.

Our dental hygienists will also be required to listen and talk with patients, stand and walk for long periods of time, use their arms, hands and fingers to reach, handle and feel, and lift or move up to 25 pounds. We will make reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities.

Our office is a medical/clinical environment, and our dental hygienists are regularly exposed to blood and blood-borne pathogens. Applicants will be required to complete HIPAA and OSHA training.

Position Type & Expected Hours

This can be a full-time or part-time position. Our office is open Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Occasionally, we will ask hygienists to work outside of these hours for continuing education or to meet minimum working days.

Education, Experience & Qualifications

We are looking for applicants with:

  • An associate degree from an accredited dental hygiene program
  • Understanding and experience with dental treatments, techniques and terminology
  • A valid Kansas RDH license
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare providers
  • Certification in nitrous oxide

We prefer applicants with:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited dental hygiene program
  • Experience with Eaglesoft and Perio Protect

Pay & Benefits

$36-$38 per hour

$2000 Sign on Bonus

We offer a competitive hourly rate and benefits, including Blue Cross® Blue Shield® health insurance for full-time team members, dental benefits for team members and their family, paid uniforms, assistance with continued education, Aflac participation options, paid time off and paid holidays.

Please call or visit our office if you have any questions. Amanda will be able to provide additional information.

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