Dental Hygienist Jobs in Grand Rapids, MI

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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Grand Rapids, MI
Periodontal specialty practice looking for an experienced dental hygienist to join our expanding team....
9 days ago
Mel Trotter Ministries - Grand Rapids, MI
Licensed Dental Hygienist in the State of Michigan Certification to practice dental assisting OSHA and HIPPA certified Certified in CPR Dental Hygienist Job Code Number 9965951 Job Description We are...
30+ days ago
Grand Rapids Community College - Grand Rapids, MI (1 mile from Grand Rapids, MI)
JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education and Credentials A current active Michigan dental hygienists or dentist (DDS or DMD) license Certification in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation Current CPR certification...
45+ days ago

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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...

Nitrous Oxide Course for Dentists & Dental Hygienists
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...

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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Grand Rapids, MI

This is the average annual salary for Dental Hygienist jobs in Grand Rapids, MI as reported by the BLS.

$65,680

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

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

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