Dental Hygienist Jobs in District of Columbia

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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Elaine Ellis Center of Health - Washington, DC
Complete dental prophylaxis by properly cleaning teeth and area below gum margins. Complete oral cancer screening and protocols for detecting disease....
1 day ago
Washington, DC
hygienist to join our team....
6 days ago
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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9 days ago DC Pearls Dental Boutique
Kool Smiles - Washington, DC
And yes, there are requirements for this role: Current licensure as a Dental Hygienist in good standing Experience is great, but not always required Speak another language?...
22 days ago
Hero Practice Services - Washington, DC
Outcome of the Role The Dental Hygienist is responsible for the direct delivery of oral hygiene and appropriate preventive services to dental patients....
30+ days ago
Underbite Management - Washington, DC
Dental Hygienist Job Description In our state-of-the-art office in Bethesda, Maryland we are looking for a full-time Dental Hygienist t to join our team and provide excellent patient care....
30+ days ago
Procter & Gamble - Washington, DC
Experience in healthcare and beauty care product sales OR qualified as a Registered Dental Hygienist is preferred, but not required....
45+ days ago
Catholic Charities of the Archidiocese of Washington - Washington, DC
Conduct extraoral and intraoral exam, periodontal charting, oral cancer screening and temporal mandibular disorder evaluation. Make appropriate referrals for dental/periodontal needs....
90+ days ago

Demographic Data for District of Columbia

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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...

Improving Your Image: Dental Photography in Practice

This free course will cover all aspects of the use of digital photography in dental practice: intra-oral, extra-oral, and portraits. Participants will be taken through photography, from the...


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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in District of Columbia

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

$81,270

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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