Dental Hygienist Jobs in Santa Cruz, 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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Aptos, CA (15 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Proficient in Dental Software Dentrix....
1 day ago
Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are in search of a Dental Hygienist for Thursdays. We are looking for someone who is hard working, cares for our patients, and is a team player. Prefer 3 or more years of experience....
4 days ago
San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
RDH wanted for 1 or 2 days. 8:00 am-5:00 pm 8 patients per day. Must be vaccinated Friendly, family oriented general dental practice. San Jose/Saratoga area please call ...
5 days ago
Santa Cruz, CA
The pandemic has caused people to value health and wellness more than ever. Which is a great thing but now our profession is hit with a record number of new and old patients who need dental care...
5 days ago
Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Part-Time Dental Hygienist (Wednesday) We are currently interviewing talented hygienists to work at established general/cosmetic dental office in the heart of downtown Mountain View on Wednesdays....
5 days ago
Sunnyvale, CA (23 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Dentrix and Dexis experience is a plus!...
7 days ago
Santa Cruz, CA
We are a small, close and supportive team looking to work with a dental hygienist to provide long term care for our growing patient base....
11 days ago
Smile Brands - Mountain View, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Hygienist Youll be on the front line of helping patients achieve their best oral health through routine check-ups and continuing education....
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12 days ago Smile Brands
Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz Dental Group has an immediate opening for an energetic full charge Hygienist who has working knowledge of Dentrix to join our team....
12 days ago
Boulder Creek, CA (6 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are looking for outgoing, reliable dental hygienist. New hygiene graduates encouraged to apply....
13 days ago
San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Our dental hygienist needs to be able to work effectively with the team and be able to adapt quickly to changes in the schedule....
17 days ago
Ben Lomond, CA (3 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Registered Dental Hygienist or new grad wanted (PT) Our office 10 min outside of Scotts Valley is looking for someone to join our family dental practice....
20 days ago
Santa Cruz, CA
Dental Hygienist skills: As a Dental Hygienist, you should be reliable and able to build trust with patients of all ages....
25 days ago
Smile Brands - San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
Your Role as a Dental Hygienist Youll be on the front line of helping patients achieve their best oral health through routine check-ups and continuing education....
26 days ago
San Jose, CA (24 miles from Santa Cruz, CA)
We are looking for a part time RDH with Radiation license and CPR for Tuesdays and possibly another day in the future. We are a fun low stress office that treats our patients like family and...
27 days ago

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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Santa Cruz, CA

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

$106,100

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Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz, CA
  • None (51.3%)
  • 1-2 years (33.5%)
  • Less than 1 year (14.4%)
  • 2-4 years (0.8%)

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