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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Laurel, MD (16 miles from Washington, DC)
We are looking for a Dental Hygienist to help treat patients and promote good oral health practices. What do Dental Hygienists do?...
2 days ago
Reston, VA (17 miles from Washington, DC)
We are seeking a part time Registered Dental Hygienist for a general dentist's office in Reston. I will tell you a little bit about the office. Our office has a total of 3 treatment rooms....
2 days ago
We Smile Dental Group - Olney, MD (17 miles from Washington, DC)
Dental Hygienist - High End, Fee for Service Practice with a SIGN ON BONUS!!We are looking for an experienced dental hygienist to join our amazing practice in Olney, MD....
1 day ago
Washington, DC
Tend is an innovative, early stage, high growth healthcare company with 7 dental studios in New York and expanding quickly to new markets including Washington DC and Boston. There are 4 DC studios...
1 day ago
Heartland Dental - Crofton, MD (20 miles from Washington, DC)
Overview Dental Hygienist Crofton Dental Suite is a 4 doctor practice, looking for a motivated, and goal-oriented Dental Hygienist to join our team. Why Heartland Dental?...
12 hours ago
Benevis - 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 standingExperience is great, but not...
6 hours ago
Washington, DC
Job duties and responsibilities: digital radiography/photography prophylaxis, SRP, periodontal charting pre-appoint/ schedule next recall co-diagnosis with patient and doctor OHI provide high level...
2 days ago
Benevis - Rockville, MD (14 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...
2 days ago
Quadrant - Fairfax, VA (22 miles from Washington, DC)
to monitor local anesthesia....
2 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Woodbridge, VA (22 miles from Washington, DC)
Responsibilities Essential Responsibilities: Through the delivery of periodontal therapies and other hygiene-related services, Dental Hygienists are committed to improving the oral health of patients...
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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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Washington, DC
Dental Hygienists, that are seeking Temporary or Part-Time employment. We are interested in working with you....
3 days ago
Next Level Staffing - Washington, DC
Dental Hygienist Job Responsibilities: Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis, providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies, charting conditions of decay and disease, and...
2 days ago
Springfield, VA (14 miles from Washington, DC)
Our modern, well-established practice has an excellent opportunity for a part-time hygienist in Springfield, VA, potentially leading to full-time. No evenings or weekends. Great benefits,...
3 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Arlington, VA (3 miles from Washington, DC)
Essential Responsibilities: Through the delivery of periodontal therapies and other hygiene-related services, Dental Hygienists are committed to improving the oral health of patients....
3 days ago

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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 (32.7%)
  • High School or GED (5.8%)
  • 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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