2017 Dental Hygienists
Median Pay: US$72,330
Entry Level: Associate's degree
Summary
Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventive dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.
Duties

Dental hygienists typically do the following:

  • Remove tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth
  • Apply sealants and fluorides to help protect teeth
  • Take and develop dental x rays
  • Assess patients' oral health and report findings to dentists
  • Document patient care and treatment plans
  • Educate patients about oral hygiene techniques, such as how to brush and floss correctly

Dental hygienists use many types of tools to do their job. They clean and polish teeth with hand, power, and ultrasonic tools. In some cases, they use lasers. Hygienists remove stains with an air-polishing device, which sprays a combination of air, water, and baking soda. They polish teeth with a powered tool that works like an automatic toothbrush. Hygienists use x-ray machines to take pictures to check for tooth or jaw problems.

Dental hygienists help patients develop and maintain good oral health. For example, they may explain the relationship between diet and oral health. They also may give advice to patients on how to select toothbrushes and other oral-care devices.

The tasks hygienists may perform, and the extent that they must be supervised by a dentist, varies by state and by the setting in which the dental hygienist works. Some states allow hygienists to independently diagnosis health problems and provide some treatments, such as application of fluorides and sealants.

Dental Hygienist

Type: Part Time
OverviewWe have an opening for a Dental Hygienist in our affiliate office; Gentle Dental located in New Baltimore, Michigan. We are looking for a recent grad to work as a Dental Hygienist and is X-ray certified in the state of Michigan. This is a part time position that will work Monday 9-6,...
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Dental Hygienist

Type: Part Time
We have an opening for a Dental Hygienist in our affiliate office; Gentle Dental located in New Baltimore, Michigan. We are looking for a recent grad to work as a Dental Hygienist and is X-ray certified in the state of Michigan. This is a part time position that will work Monday 9-6, Wednesday 10-7...
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New Baltimore, MI

Registered Dental Assistant

Type: Part Time
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Orthodontics Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
TITLE: Ortho AssistantPOSITION SUMMARY: The scope of work encompasses a variety of clinical duties which promote effective and efficient operation of the practice and fosters favorable public relations with patients, staff, dentists of the practice and all external customers.JOB DUTIES:Set up rooms...
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Dental Hygienist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking a full time registered dental hygienist to join our growing team! Check out our website for more information on our practice: www.shirerfamilydentistry.com.Candidate must be licensed in the state of South Carolina, have exemplary customer service skills, and strong clinical abilities...
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Hygienist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Full time Hygienist opening available in Renton. New grads welcome!Compensation Range: $42.00 - $48.00 Hourly (DOE) with an incentive programCompetitive sign on bonus availableAt Gentle Dental, our Dental Hygienists are enthusiastic about providing excellent patient care and are critical to our...
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Periodontist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Full-time Periodontist Opportunity in Phoenix, AZ.With Gentle Dental, we manage the details so you can focus on dentistry. We provide a team atmosphere, integrity and doing what is right for the patient. The perfect fit for our team is a caring and motivated people-person with a strong work ethic...
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General Dentist

Type: Part Time
Coast Dental is looking for a General Dentist to join a practice in Marietta, Georgia, located northwest of downtown Atlanta, Georgia.The practice has a well-established patient base, seeing PPO/HMO/FFS patients with NO MEDICAID.Your patients will be your own from diagnosis to treatment completion...
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General Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Coast Dental is looking for a General Dentist to join a practice in Duluth, Georgia, located northeast of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The practice has well established patient base seeing PPO/HMO/FFS patients with NO MEDICAID.Your patients will be your own from diagnosis to treatment completion and...
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DENTAL HYGIENIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position Purpose: The dental hygienist (1.0FTE) works collaboratively with the dental team to make quality patient care a priority and meet the oral health needs of the patients. Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis or scaling and root planning; providing oral cancer screening...
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General Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Coast Dental is seeking an experienced full-time General Dentist to replace a general dentist in a solo DSO practice in the metropolitan Atlanta, GA, city of Lilburn, GA. Lilburn is conveniently located just 18 miles east of Atlanta.The practice has an excellent support team which includes 1...
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Bilingual Dental Assistant/EDDA

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
**Must be bilingual in English and Spanish**This job exists to: Performs those duties to assist the Dental Director, Dental Operations Manager, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients including proficiency with amalgam and resin restorations. Performs reception, chair-side...
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Bilingual Pediatric Dental Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
**Must be bilingual in English and Spanish**This job exists to: Performs those duties to assist the Dental Director, Dental Operations Manager, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients including proficiency with amalgam and resin restorations. Performs reception, chair-side...
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Bilingual Dental Assistant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
**Must be bilingual in English and Spanish**This job exists to: Performs those duties to assist the Dental Director, Dental Operations Manager, Dentists, and Hygienists in the care and treatment of patients including proficiency with amalgam and resin restorations. Performs reception, chair-side...
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Registered Dental Hygienist - Huntsville, AL

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Registered Dental Hygienist - Huntsville, AL - (18000285)Vital Smiles 3700-F Blue Spring Road, Huntsville, AL 35810 Experienced or New Grad Hygienists welcome! Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus! Great, full-time hours, no weekends! Competitive salary! Fantastic benefits package! Awesome team...
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Dentist - General

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Join a growing, progressive group practice. Immediate opportunities!Competitive payNo management or HR responsibilityGreat quality of lifeExcellent staff supportTotal Benefits package: Medical, 401k, PTO and Holiday PayLiability Insurance Coverage (provided by us!)Credentialing assistanceNew grads...
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General Dentist- Astoria, NY

Type: Part Time
ProHEALTH is one of the largest private multi-specialty medical practices in the Northeast and has been serving the health needs of Long Island and the Greater New York Metropolitan area since 1997. With over 900 providers in 300 locations, our goal is to provide quality health care to ensure that...
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Pediatric Dentist

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Pediatric DentistAre you looking for an interesting and diverse patient population, an exceptional work/life balance, support from a full-range of dedicated specialists and subspecialists, and a desire to make a difference at a stand-alone children's hospital with a national reputation in...
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Dental Hygienist | Direct Hire

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Godshall has already found your next career! You want to work with this dental provider! Great reputation and little employee turnover. Super hours - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 8-4:30 and Fridays 8-2.Will consider new graduates of the dental hygiene program or hygienists with years of experience...
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DENTAL HYGIENIST

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Position Purpose: The dental hygienist (1.0FTE) works collaboratively with the dental team to make quality patient care a priority and meet the oral health needs of the patients. Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis or scaling and root planning; providing oral cancer screening...
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