Dental Hygienist Jobs in San Luis Obispo, 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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Atascadero, CA (14 miles from San Luis Obispo, CA)
We are looking for an experienced hygienist to join our team on two days per week. We are a family-friendly dental practice and we pride ourselves on providing excellent dental care to our...
18 days ago
San Luis Obispo, CA
Dental Hygienist needed to cover for our hygienist on medial leave. Any day or time, half day or full day at our dental office. We would be grateful for any amount of time you can give us....
18 days ago
Morro Bay, CA (13 miles from San Luis Obispo, CA)
We need an awesome hygienist in Morro Bay one or two days a week: Monday and/or Tuesday. If all goes well, wed like this to be a long-term arrangement. We offer: -- $55 per hour to start. $60...
19 days ago

Demographic Data for San Luis Obispo, CA

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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in San Luis Obispo, CA

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

$90,470

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Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in San Luis Obispo, CA offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (46.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.6%)
  • High School or GED (5.9%)
  • Vocational or Certification (5.8%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some College (0.8%)
  • Some High School (0.3%)

Average Work Experience

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

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