Dental Hygienist Jobs in San Diego, CA

Provide preliminary dental care. Dental hygienists operate outside dentist supervision to clean teeth, inspect patients for signs of oral disease or jaw/tooth problems, produce/interpret X-rays, and keep patients informed on positive oral health habits. They also track and maintain patient records and treatment plans. Depending on state regulations, additional duties may include sculpting and installing fillings and/or periodontal dressings.

Dental hygienists must have a working knowledge of the factors influencing dental health—diet, for example—in order to properly educate patients. They are also highly proficient in interpersonal communication, as they interact with clients regularly.

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Poway, CA (21 miles from San Diego, CA)
Private practice with great friendly team support looking for a people-oriented person focusing on the health, education and aesthetics of our patients. We have a well-established and high...
2 days ago
Encinitas, CA (22 miles from San Diego, CA)
We have an RDH moving out of state and we need help! Prefer Thursdays 8-5 and like to add another day. Can be flexible for the right person. Please email resumes in PDF form- we look forward to...
18 hours ago
Pacific Dental Services - Del Mar, CA (17 miles from San Diego, CA)
Valid and current Registered Dental Hygienist license in accordance with applicable state licensure requirements?...
22 hours ago
San Diego, CA
Experience with Dentrix: software, x-rays, loopes and IOC. Full or Part Time: 3.5 days: M-T-Th-Fri....
5 days ago
San Diego, CA
We are a patient-centered private practice located in downtown San Diego. We are a great team and love what we do, creating an exceptional experience for our patients! We are seeking a friendly...
5 days ago
San Diego, CA
We are a small, friendly and trusted dental office in Mission Valley, looking for a part-time, experienced Registered Dental Hygienist to join our practice....
5 days ago
San Diego, CA
We are a well established general family practice located in Hill Crest area of San Diego looking for a part time RDH to join our team on TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS. We are a PPO/Fee for...
5 days ago
Santee, CA (14 miles from San Diego, CA)
Part-time RDH needed. Our office has been in the same location for 35+ years. We have a large, loyal patient base, and a constant stream of new patients. We are fee for service and we are in a few...
5 days ago
San Diego, CA
We offer our Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) the following benefits subject to eligibility based on employment status: Competitive pay + Bonus Program Paid Sick Time, Paid Holidays, and PTO 401K Dental...
6 days ago
San Diego, CA
We are looking for a patient care focused, motivated, and energetic Hygienist to join our wonderful team. The ideal candidate should be able to keep our patients healthy, happy, and have great...
6 days ago
San Diego, CA
Bright and bubbly RDH wanted for Private Family General Dental Practice. One year working experience preferred but new grads will be considered. High quality, patient centered practice. High tech,...
8 days ago
Pacific Dental Services - El Cajon, CA (18 miles from San Diego, CA)
Valid and current Registered Dental Hygienist license in accordance with applicable state licensure requirements?...
10 days ago
San Diego, CA
Our amazing private practice is looking for an experienced and efficient RDH. Position is for Monday and every other Friday. We're a family owned practice. We pride ourselves in providing the best...
11 days ago
San Diego, CA
The Ideal Candidate should have the following qualifications: - Registered Dental Hygienist with at least 1 year experience - Excellent note-taking abilities and digital charting skills - Knowledge...
11 days ago
San Diego, CA
We are looking for an experienced Registered Dental Hygienist to help our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health....
14 days ago

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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in San Diego, CA

This is the average annual salary for Dental Hygienist jobs in San Diego, CA as reported by the BLS.

$95,970

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in San Diego, CA offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (46.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.8%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (5.8%)
  • High School or GED (5.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some College (0.8%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Hygienists in San Diego, CA
  • None (51.3%)
  • 1-2 years (33.5%)
  • Less than 1 year (14.4%)
  • 2-4 years (0.8%)

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