Dental Hygienist Job Description

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Dental Hygienist

What does Dental Hygienist do?

Dental Hygienist duties revolve around conducting initial patient screenings, cleaning teeth (e.g. removing plaque) and advising patients on oral health and preventative care. You’ll also help dentists decide treatments for teeth or gum diseases and handle dental emergencies.

What skills are needed to be a Dental Hygienist?

As a Dental Hygienist, you should be reliable and able to build trust with patients of all ages. You should have deep knowledge of relevant health and safety rules and a good eye for oral diseases and anomalies. If you also have a steady hand and great bedside manner, we’d like to meet you.

Dental Hygienist responsibilities

  • Conducting initial oral screenings
  • Cleaning and helping protect patients’ teeth (e.g. removing plaque or applying fluoride)
  • Educating patients of all ages on proper teeth care

Dental Hygienist Job Description Template

Job Brief

We are looking for a Dental Hygienist to help treat patients and promote good oral health practices.


  • Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examination
  • Sterilize dental instruments properly
  • Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history
  • Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries or periodontitis
  • Clean and help protect patients’ teeth (e.g. remove plaque or apply fluoride)
  • Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques)
  • Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures
  • Take X-rays or dental impressions
  • Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)
  • Maintain documentation and charts on each patient
  • Monitor supplies


  • Proven experience as Dental Hygienist or similar role
  • In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations in this profession (e.g. HIPAA)
  • Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • A patient and friendly personality
  • Attention to detail
  • Stamina to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Diploma in Dental Hygiene; Master’s is a plus
  • Valid licence to practice

Dental Hygienist Job Description Examples

Dental Hygienist • Lawrence Dental Associates

• A valid Dental Hygiene certification from the state board of dentistry.• Strong knowledge of dental instruments and proper dental care.• Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive demeanor when engaging with patients...• Record the patient's dental and medical history before each appointment.• Conduct preliminary exams of the patient's general dental health to see if there are any issu...

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Dental Hygienist - 63530 • Heartland Dental

$10,000 Sign On Bonus

Dental Hygienist...

Cedar Creek Dental Care is looking for a Dental Hygienist to join our team.

Why Heartland Dental?

As an elite clinical provider and patient advocate, you’ll receive best in class non-clinical support to provide exceptional lifetime patient care while obtaining unparalleled education to enhance your clinical skills. You’ll work in an environment that...

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Dental Hygienist • Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

The Licensed Dental Hygienist will provide dental oral hygiene and ancillary dental services to the Veteran population at the Chattanooga VA Outpatient Clinic in Chattanooga, TN. Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.Basic Requirements: United States Ci...

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Dental Hygienist - Mobile Health Reach • Rochester Regional Health


Provides oral health assessment, education and referral services to homeless men, women and children as an integral part of the interdisciplinary Health Care for the Homeless Team...

STATUS: Part Time (24 hours/week)

LOCATION: Mobile Health Reach


SCHEDULE: Day (Monday - Friday)

ATTRIBUTES• AAS Degree from an approved Dental Hygiene Program• Current License or ...

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