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Our client is a small, private dental practice in Colchester, VT with one Dentist and 8 chairs. They are looking for a Dental Hygienist to join their team. This is a full-time, direct-hire position.

Roles and Responsibilities:
The Dental Hygienist is the chief preventive provider of the Practice. This team member motivates, educates, and provides excellent treatment. Under indirect supervision, the Dental Hygienist will remove hard and soft deposits from teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. He or she will educate patients on oral hygiene, provide preventative dental care, make and process radiographs, or apply fluoride or sealants. By discovering and documenting areas of failure, both periodontally and restoratively, he or she facilitates the dentist’s diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

Experience and Education:
Associate’s Degree or higher from ADA accredited dental hygienist school
Current VT State Licensure
Current CPR Certification
Minimum of one (1) years’ experience as Dental Hygienist
Certification in anesthesia and/or sedation is preferred

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Standing 80%
Sitting 20%
Moderate noise levels from dental and other Lab equipment.
Medical, office, and lab setting.
Minimum lifting requirements of 35 pounds in order to transfer equipment and pack and unpack supplies.
Frequent bending, twisting, and position changes in order to examine and service patients.
Exceptional hand eye coordination, control, and finger dexterity in order to use dental implements for exams, mixing and/or placing materials on dental tools, products, and in mouths, and grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
Arm-Hand Steadiness – The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
Manual Dexterity – The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
Frequent client and interoffice personnel interaction as this position is chair-side to dentist and heavily dependent on excellent customer interaction.
Near Vision – The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) as required for mixing and placing materials on tools and in mouths.
Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Must demonstrate excellent communication skills – Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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