Dental Hygienist Jobs in Washington, DC

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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DC Pearls Dental Boutique - Washington, DC
A growing and fast pace dental practice looking for a lead Registered/certified dental assistant in District of Columbia. We are looking for a candidate that can work PART-TIME. BILINGUAL...
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D4C Dental - Fairfax, VA (22 miles from Washington, DC)
Must have radiograph, CPR certifications, and be certified to monitor local anesthesia. Must have computer skills and successfully use the dental software....
3 days ago
Sunshine Smiles Dental Care - Silver Spring, MD (7 miles from Washington, DC)
Growing Single Dentist Owned General Family Practice looking for a friendly and energetic hygienist to join our team. The position is 20-28 hours per week (3-4 days) Office hours are Mon, Thurs...
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Smile Brands - Waldorf, MD (21 miles from Washington, DC)
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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4 days ago Smile Brands
Choice Dental Care - Silver Spring, MD (7 miles from Washington, DC)
Be part of fabulous team as a Registered Dental Hygienist making Great pay. Our office is excited to announce the opportunity for a new position on our team, to work in one location....
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4 days ago
Stynt - Alexandria, VA (5 miles from Washington, DC)
Associated topics: cleaning, complete, condition, dental hygienist, evaluations, mouth, polishing, processing, rda, rdh...
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Stynt - Silver Spring, MD (9 miles from Washington, DC)
Associated topics: cleaning, condition, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, mouth, on call, rda, rdh, resolution...
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Stynt - Alexandria, VA (5 miles from Washington, DC)
Are you ready to take your dental career further than you ever thought possible? Do you get excited about working closely with dentists and dental staff to provide the best care that will keep...
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Stynt - Hyattsville, MD (6 miles from Washington, DC)
Associated topics: cleaning, condition, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, mouth, on call, rda, rdh, resolution...
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Stynt - Gaithersburg, MD (18 miles from Washington, DC)
Associated topics: cleaning, condition, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, mouth, on call, rda, rdh, resolution...
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Stynt - Bowie, MD (17 miles from Washington, DC)
Associated topics: cleaning, condition, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, mouth, on call, rda, rdh, resolution...
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Stynt - Rockville, MD (14 miles from Washington, DC)
Associated topics: cleaning, condition, dental hygienist, diagnosis, evaluations, mouth, on call, rda, rdh, resolution...
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Private Practice - Alexandria, VA (5 miles from Washington, DC)
Must Have Dental Hygienist Experience Please Apply By CV or Resume...
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Benevis - Clifton, VA (20 miles from Washington, DC)
Love working with kids (they make up 70% or more of our patient base) And yes, there are requirements for this role: Current licensure as a Dental Hygienist in good standing Experience is great, but...
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Benevis - Occoquan, VA (18 miles from Washington, DC)
Love working with kids (they make up 70% or more of our patient base) And yes, there are requirements for this role: Current licensure as a Dental Hygienist in good standing Experience is great, but...
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Dental Hygienist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

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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...

Clinical Dental Assistant

When you become a dental assistant, you'll enjoy a career that is not only fulfilling, but also rewarding. Caring dental assistants truly make a difference with clients, providing comfort and...


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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Washington, DC

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

$90,260

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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