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Job Title: Dental Hygienist

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled and compassionate Dental Hygienist to join our team. The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing preventative and therapeutic dental care to patients, educating them on proper oral hygiene techniques, and assisting the dentist with procedures as needed. The Dental Hygienist will also be responsible for maintaining accurate patient records and ensuring a clean and sterile environment in the dental office.


  • Perform dental cleanings and screenings to identify oral health issues
  • Administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide as needed
  • Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and provide recommendations for at-home care
  • Assist the dentist with procedures such as fillings, extractions, and root canals
  • Take and develop dental x-rays
  • Maintain accurate patient records and update medical histories as needed
  • Ensure a clean and sterile environment in the dental office
  • Order and maintain dental supplies and equipment


  • Associate's degree in Dental Hygiene from an accredited program
  • Current state license to practice as a Dental Hygienist
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Experience with dental software and digital x-rays preferred

Physical Demands: The Dental Hygienist will be required to stand for extended periods of time, as well as bend, stoop, and reach. They may also be required to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The Dental Hygienist will work in a dental office environment, which may include exposure to various chemicals and infectious diseases. They will also interact with patients of all ages and backgrounds.

Salary: The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Benefits: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, dental insurance, paid time off, and retirement

Frequently Asked Questions about hiring a Dental Hygienist

What is the best way to find and hire a Dental Hygienist near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Dental Hygienist applicants. Employers posting their Dental Hygienist job on Indeed get about 13 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Dental Hygienist applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Dental Hygienist are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 10 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 14 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Dental Hygienist positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Dental Hygienist role?
SMS has 94% open rates which is higher than phone call or Email. Text to hire today!
Is it OK to text Dental Hygienist job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Dental Hygienists are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 176% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Dental Hygienist applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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