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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Salinas, CA
Knowledge of Dentrix is a plus. Hygienist is expected to take all necessary x-rays, communicate treatment when needed and to motivate the patient to optimal care....
2 days ago
Dental Office - Nevada City, CA
Registered Dental Hygienist for a NC Dental Office P/T Mondays. Please call ......
2 days ago
San Diego, CA
If you are a detail oriented and caring hygienist, we need you to join our practice. We are located in the La Jolla/UTC area. We have a beautiful state of the art Dental Practice with everything...
1 day ago
San Francisco, CA
We are a well established dental practice in the san jose area. We have specialists working in the office and we offer comprehensive treatment planning. We are fully computerized and we offer all...
1 day ago
Los Angeles, CA
Hygienist - 2 days (Tue, Wed or Thu). Private general, cosmetic & implant practice. No HMO! Paid parking. COVID compliant office. Salary + bonus. Email or fax resume to ....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - La Verne, CA
Commitment to continuing education for hygiene and dentistry Valid and current Registered Dental Hygienist license in accordance with applicable state licensure requirements Advanced degree (e.g., Masters...
2 days ago
Tustin, CA
Tustin - General Dentistry practice is looking for a part-time Dental Hygienist with great communication skills. Dentrix experience a plus. One year experience required. No week-end schedule....
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Glendale, CA
Commitment to continuing education for hygiene and dentistry Valid and current Registered Dental Hygienist license in accordance with applicable state licensure requirements Advanced degree (e.g., Masters...
1 day ago
Pacific Dental Services - Oceanside, CA
Commitment to continuing education for hygiene and dentistry Valid and current Registered Dental Hygienist license in accordance with applicable state licensure requirements Advanced degree (e.g., Masters...
1 day ago
Stynt - San Francisco, CA
Associated topics: chart, complete, condition, dental hygienist, hygienist, hygienst, prn, processing, rdh, scaling...
18 hours ago
Stynt - San Diego, CA
Associated topics: condition, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, hygienist, hygienst, polishing, processing, rdh, resolution...
18 hours ago
Stynt - San Jose, CA
Associated topics: condition, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, hygienist, hygienst, polishing, processing, rdh, resolution...
18 hours ago
Vacaville, CA
Dental Hygienist in Vacaville, CA! Competitive pay, Great respect and Bonuses! Work in a great environment, while contributing to the better oral health of the community....
23 hours ago
Woodland Hills, CA
The private office of 34 years in West Hills is looking for a permanent part-time RDH for 2-3 days per week starting from 8:30-6:00pm. With the current regulations, we are only seeing 8 patients...
1 hour ago
Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System - Dublin, CA
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following: Basic Requirements: Licensure: Must be currently licensed to practice as dental hygienists in a State or territory of the United States...
2 days ago

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Dental Hygienist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your understanding of the requirements for radiation protection in dental practice...


Introduction to Dental Medicine
The mouth is the window into human health. This course provides an overview of dental medicine to engage, educate, excite and assist you in improving the oral health of your patients and members...

Nitrous Oxide Course for Dentists & Dental Hygienists
Nitrous oxide course for Dentists & Dental Hygienists - Guide to Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Minimal Conscious Sedation or PAN Sedation: Theoretical Basis of Practice. By Dr Mark A. GillmanThis...

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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.

$100,830

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 (3.9%)
  • 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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