Dental Hygienist Jobs in California

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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San Diego, CA
Well established general dental office located in Scripps Ranch is looking for a dental hygienist. Seeking 2 days, very flexible and lots of room for growth....
3 days ago
Alameda, CA
Our office is looking for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) for Mondays or Alternate Mondays. We are a family practice started over 45 years ago with a loyal patient base....
3 days ago
Advantage Dental - Crescent City, CA
Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
1 day ago
Auburn, CA
RDH -Registered Dental Hygienist 4 days a week RDH wanted for successful dental practice! We're looking to hire a self-motivated and performance driven full-time Registered Dental Hygienist....
1 day ago
Laguna Hills, CA
Excellent soft tissue management knowledge, attention to detail, and a friendly and personable disposition are necessary....
2 days ago
Roseville, CA
Dan McDowell DDS in Roseville Square is hiring for a Wednesday position, 8a.m. to 5 p.m., 1 hour per patient. Friendly office, not focused on production but on our patient's needs. Old school...
1 day ago
Advantage Dental Oral Health Center - Klamath River, CA
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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Palermo, CA
Our private practice is seeking an RDH for our team. Full or part-time options available. We are looking for a professional, energetic and personable RDH to complete our fantastic team. This...
1 day ago
San Diego, CA
We are an established family practice eager to welcome a new member to our team. We are looking to fill our open hygiene postion. We have worked very hard to create a great work environment where...
1 day ago
Hesperia, CA
High Desert Smiles Dentistry is looking for a Part-Time or Full-Time Registered Dental Hygienist....
1 day ago
Concord, CA
Requirements: RDH License and CPR Knowledge of Dentrix and Dexis is preferred Ability to assist doctor in pre-diagnosing treatment Perform Prophylaxis and Fluoride treatments Take digital radiographs...
2 days ago
Grant E. Marcum, D.D.S., Inc. - Paso Robles, CA
Registered Dental Hygienist...
1 day ago
Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. - San Diego, CA
Job Details Job Location : San Diego - San Diego, CA Position Type : Full Time Salary Range : Undisclosed Job Category : Education Description SUMMARY The Dental Hygiene Clinic Coordinator’s...
2 days ago
Department Of Health And Human Services - Winterhaven, CA
health history; help perform an extraoral and interaoral examination and oral cancer screening, complete comprehensive dental and periodontal charting under instruction as needed, which details description...
9 hours ago
Sunnyvale, CA
Our Sunnyvale office is looking for the perfect candidate to join our team. Looking for 1 day a week on Fridays and can lead into 3 days. We are looking for a reliable, energetic RDH with strong...
19 hours ago

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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in California

This is the average annual salary for Dental Hygienist jobs in California as reported by the BLS.


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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