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Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Pasco County, FL

Posted: 01/05/2023 Job Number: 981564 Pay Rate: 70k/year - 86k/year

Job Description


Job Description

Job Title:    Dental Hygienist

Department: Dental

Reports To: Dental Director


SUMMARY: Work under the supervision of licensed dentists. Perform basic dental care tasks, mostly focused on keeping patients' teeth and gums clean.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: includes the following, other duties may be assigned.

1. Routine checkup and screening.

a)     Review patient’s oral health history.

b)    Remove plaque and polish patient’s teeth.

c)     Teach appropriate brushing and flossing techniques.

d)    X-Ray teeth and develop film for dentist’s analysis.

2. Multitude of instrument usage under supervision of dentist.

a)     Clean gingivitis, plaque and tartar from teeth.

b)    Apply fluoride.

c)     Pre-assess and chart suspected findings in the oral cavity.

d)    Record procedures performed in the patient electronic record.

3. Instrument care and maintenance.

a)     Prepare trays with the proper instruments for specified procedures.

b)    Clean and sterilize instruments.

c)     Maintain equipment and operatory in a clean and orderly state.

4. Ensure patient confidentiality and EMR security at all times.

a)     Maintain patient information within HIPAA guidelines.

5. Keep other care team members informed when situations occur that disrupt timely patient flow through site.

6. Consistently participates in and actively adheres to patient care expectations to attain clinical goals set forth in the PCHG Health Care Plans and the Quality Improvement / Quality Assurance (QI/QA)



1.     Maintains a professional relationship and positive attitude with co-workers, the public, patients and the entire organization.

2.     Maintains the highest professional and work ethics.

3.     Displays enthusiasm toward the work, mission and vision of the organization.



Current Local Anesthesia CertificationDental Practitioner with current Florida license.

Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.

Basic understanding of dental/medical terminology and documentation.

Minimum three (3) years experience.

Ability to use basic mathematical skills.

Able to perform repetitive tasks.



1.     Exceptional Customer Service skills.

2.     Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

3.     Excellent grammar, spelling and interpersonal skills.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

1.     Ability to lift 20 lbs. regularly and 30 lbs.-50 lbs. occasionally.

2.     Ability to sit for long periods of time.

3.     Direct exposure to a computer screen.
  1. Graduate of an approved accredited dental hygiene school
  2. May be exposed to contagious/infectious diseases. 

Meet Your Recruiter

Kevin Jackson
Director of Oral Health Recruitment

Originally from Flint, Michigan, Kevin served in the US Army as a Military Police officer. After being discharged as a disabled veteran, Kevin returned to Michigan and obtained a degree in Criminal Justice. He then worked in the healthcare field for 13 years in fields including; EMS, ED and Private Practice. He also taught both clinical and administrative courses at two colleges in the Portland Metropolitan Area.

Kevin made a move from podium to recruiting in 2007 to assist professionals obtain and advance their careers and recognize their dreams. He has over 5 years’ experience in motivating recruitment teams to achieve excellence and process discipline, resulting in successful outcomes for both candidates and employers.

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