Dental Hygienist

  • Full Time
  • Bedford

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Bedford Orthodontics has an exciting Full-time 18 months Maternity Leave position available (with opportunity to lead into full time), looking for a talented Registered Dental Hygienist to join our Bedford, Nova Scotia team. Canadian Orthodontic Partners provides support services to Bedford Orthodontics and our national network of community-based clinics in delivering personalized Orthodontic treatment.

We provide an enhanced level of patient care and service experience in our clinics putting patient care above all else. Come join a team that shares, collaborates, and learns with a vision of becoming the icon of orthodontic excellence by building self-esteem, one beautiful smile at a time.

What We Offer:

•Competitive Hourly Wage

•Comprehensive Benefits Package including: Medical, Dental, Vision, and Orthodontic Coverage for employees and their families.


•Annual Uniform and Shoe Allowance.

•Educational Reimbursement Program.


•Guaranteed shift hours and employees qualify for all Statutory Holidays.

•Real Career Growth Opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:

Providing patient care and support in an enthusiastic way, building a personal connection at every visit.


Ensures that patients receive optimal hygiene treatment based on clinical findings and their goal for comprehensive oral health.

Desire to help, educate and improve our patients’ lives.


Collect patient’s dental and relevant medical history, to reference during examinations.

Prepare patients for the Orthodontist.


Preparing patient and equipment for X-Rays

Taking X-Rays and following all safety procedures as required


Examine gums for infections or gum disease.

Clean patient’s teeth to remove plague, polish, floss and brush.


Bonding and removal of brackets and orthodontic appliances

Placing and removing arch wires


Educate patients on good oral hygiene habits and treatment progress.

Updating patient records and examination notes


Perform all lab duties/requirements as instructed by the Orthodontist or leadership team.

Prepare and maintain all dental instruments, supplies and equipment.


Call patients for aftercare and answer questions

Travel to satellite locations if/when necessary


Maintain a positive attitude and work cohesively with fellow team members to provide an atmosphere of trust, respect, and cooperation.

Possess great energy for a fast-paced environment.



Requirements:

2+ years’ experience as a Dental Hygienist is preferred but not required.


Successful completion of a Dental Hygiene Diploma or Hygiene Degree program.

Registered and/or licensed by the dental hygiene regulatory authority within province, in good standing.


Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; written and verbal, an ability to make patients feel comfortable and at ease.

Great time management and organizational skills.


Experience in an orthodontic office is preferred but not required.

Current CPR and First Aid training.


We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive culture.

Everyone who applies will be considered, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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