Signature Periodontics & Implant Dentistry - Lake Norman – 9727 Northcross Center Ct, Suite B, Huntersville NC 28078
Pay Range: $45.00 per hour OR production-based percentage.
Monday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Thursday - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
At Signature Perio, we rely on knowledgeable professionals to interact with our valued customers who have questions or concerns. We are looking for a Dental Hygienist to help treat patients and promote good oral health practices. Dental Hygienist duties revolve around conducting initial patient screenings, cleaning teeth (e.g., removing plaque) and advising patients on oral health and preventative care. You will help dentists decide treatments for teeth or gum diseases and handle dental emergencies. As a Dental Hygienist, you should be reliable and able to build trust with patients of all ages. You should have deep knowledge of relevant health and safety rules and a good eye for oral diseases and anomalies. If you have a steady hand and great bedside manner, we would love to meet you.
This position will report directly to the dentists and/or the office manager. We primarily need someone on Tuesday and/or Thursday at our Charlotte location, with the opportunity for full-time availability in the foreseeable future.
Review patient schedule for the day and prepare patient medical records.
Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examination.
Sterilize dental instruments properly.
Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history.
Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis.
Clean and help protect patients’ teeth (e.g., remove plaque or apply fluoride).
Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques).
Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures.
Take X-rays or dental impressions.
Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer).
Maintain documentation and charts on each patient.
Requirements and skills
Proven experience as Dental Hygienist or similar role (new graduates welcome!).
In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations in this profession (e.g., HIPAA).
Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment.
Diploma in Dental Hygiene; Master’s highly preferred.
Valid license to practice.
Strong communication skills along with active listening.
Exceptional interpersonal and rapport building skills.
A patient and empathetic attitude.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Adaptability and flexibility.
Comfortable working in fast-paced environments.
Troubleshooting skills, either basic or advanced, depending on the role and industry.
Proficiency with computers, especially with Eaglesoft software, and strong typing skills.
Phone skills, including familiarity with complex or multi-line phone systems.
Knowledge of the practice’s services.
Fluency in a second/multiple languages highly preferred.
Our periodontists at Signature Periodontics & Implant Dentistry practice a full scope of periodontics with expertise ranging from dental implants to cosmetic periodontal surgery and gum grafting. We can correct a wide variety of periodontal (gum) disease. We now have three locations in Charlotte, Waxhaw, and Huntersville. Even a subtle change in your smile helps you to project an image of self-confidence and high personal esteem. When you feel good about yourself, it shows in your appearance.