Dental Hygienist Jobs in Altoona, IA

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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Dental Hygienist

  • Highpointe Dental Care
  • Ankeny, IA (7 miles from Altoona, IA)
  • 2 days ago
Dental Hygienist A brand new office opening in Ankeny, IA is looking for 3 Dental Hygienist to join our team. Why Heartland Dental?...

Dental Hygienist

  • Des Moines, IA (8 miles from Altoona, IA)
  • 5 days ago
Job Purpose: Promotes dental health by completing dental prophylaxis; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of decay and disease; performing procedures in compliance...

Dental Hygienist

  • Heartland Dental
  • Altoona, IA
  • 8 days ago
Dental Hygienist needed Prairie View Family Dental located in Altoona Iowa! Flexible hours! Team focused Doctor! Benefits, CE's, opportunity for Growth and so much more!...

Dental Hygienist - 65046

  • Prairie View Family Dental
  • Altoona, IA
  • 10 days ago
Dental Hygienist needed Prairie View Family Dental located in Altoona Iowa!...

Dental Hygienist

  • Heartland Dental
  • Indianola, IA (24 miles from Altoona, IA)
  • 28 days ago
Overview Dental Hygienist needed! Dental Professionals in Indianola, Iowa is looking for a Dental Hygienist to join our team. 4 day work week! One 1/2 day a week available!...

Demographic Data for Altoona, IA

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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Altoona, IA

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Top Hiring Companies

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  • Heartland Dental
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  • Prairie View Family Dental
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Licensing / Certification

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Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in Altoona, IA offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (46.7%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (33.0%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (5.7%)
  • High School or GED (5.5%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (4.0%)
  • Some College (0.7%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Dental Hygienists in Altoona, IA
  • None (49.1%)
  • Less than 1 year (20.4%)
  • 2-4 years (19.8%)
  • 1-2 years (10.7%)

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