Dental Hygienist Jobs in Illinois

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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Washington Dental Care - Chicago, IL
We are a growing, professional, upbeat office in Chicago's West Loop seeking a quality Dental Hygienist to join our practice for two days a week to include an occasional Saturday....
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2 days ago
Midwest Dental - Pontiac, IL
Overview Registered Dental Hygienist $3,000 Sign-on Bonus! FULL TIME It is better here. And we would love to tell you all the reasons why. We love hygienists....
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1 day ago Midwest Dental
Elite Dental Partners - Rockford, IL
Some of the services provided by dental hygienists may include: Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head...
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2 days ago Elite Dental Partners
Park Ridge Dental - Park Ridge, IL
TWO DAYS A MONTH... LOOKING FOR EXTRA CASH? VACATION MONEY OR SCHOOL TUITION? WE ARE LOOKING TO IMMEDIATELY HIRE A PART-TIME HYGIENIST JUST 2 DAY PER MONTH, TUESDAYS 10 - 7 PM. STATE OF THE ART...
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2 days ago Park Ridge Dental
Heartland Dental - Oswego, IL
Overview Dental Hygienist $ 5000 Sign on Bonus! Station Side Dental Care ("a one doctor office thriving in Oswego") is looking for a Dental Hygienist to join our team. Why Heartland Dental?...
2 days ago
Patrick J Bannon, DDS - Downers Grove, IL
Our private general dental practice in Downers Grove is seeking a full time Dental Hygienist to join our team....
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1 day ago Patrick J Bannon, DDS
Midwest Dental - Oregon, IL
Overview Registered Dental Hygienist Midwest Dental is now part of the Smile Brands family! Are you passionate about dental health and helping patients maintain their gleaming smiles?...
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2 days ago Midwest Dental
Elite Dental Partners - Johnsburg, IL
Some of the services provided by dental hygienists may include: Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head...
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3 days ago Elite Dental Partners
Elite Dental Partners - Johnsburg, IL
Some of the services provided by dental hygienists may include: Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head...
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3 days ago Elite Dental Partners
Elite Dental Partners - New Lenox, IL
Some of the services provided by dental hygienists may include: Patient screening procedures; such as assessment of oral health conditions, review of the health history, oral cancer screening, head...
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3 days ago Elite Dental Partners
Dr's Peterson&Fieldhouse - La Grange Park, IL
Friendly, Busy Lagrange Park Dental Office seeking a Part Time Dental Hygienist! Hours would consist of Mondays 8am - 7pm Fridays 8am - 4p, and 2 Saturdays a Month...
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4 days ago
DuPage County Health Department - Wheaton, IL
Completion of a Bachelors Degree in Dental Hygiene and one year of experience as a Dental Hygienist; or an equivalent combination of training and experience....
4 days ago
Heartland Dental - Sycamore, IL
Overview Dental Hygienist Family Dental Care of Sycamore, a two-doctor practice is looking for a Dental Hygienist to join our team. Why Heartland Dental?...
4 days ago
North American Dental Group - Bolingbrook, IL
Overview Dental Hygienist Full Time Open Up to A Whole New Dental Experience Imagine working in a place which delivers best in class patient care and focuses on putting every patient first, every visit...
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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Illinois

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

$72,640

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in Illinois offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (46.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.8%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (5.8%)
  • High School or GED (5.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some College (0.8%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Hygienists in Illinois
  • None (51.3%)
  • 1-2 years (33.5%)
  • Less than 1 year (14.4%)
  • 2-4 years (0.8%)

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