Dental Hygienist Jobs in Portland, OR

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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New Leaf Dental Care - Vancouver, WA (9 miles from Portland, OR)
We are a busy private practice in search of a positive, patient- focused Dental Hygienist to join our team! We are looking for somoene full time Monday- Thursday seeing patients from 8-5....
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Advantage Dental - Troutdale, OR (16 miles from Portland, OR)
Current licensure as a Dental Hygienist in state of practice. Current CPR certification. Knowledge of practice management software a plus....
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Portland, OR
To join our high-performing team the candidate should: Be open to learning and coachable Patient focused Team player who likes to laugh and have fun at work Local Anesthesia, Nitrous & Sealant certified...
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Willamette Dental Group - Milwaukie, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Portland, OR
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Hillsboro, OR (8 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Tigard, OR (6 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Portland, OR
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Beaverton, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Wilsonville, OR (14 miles from Portland, OR)
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Willamette Dental Group - Happy Valley, OR (10 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Gresham, OR (12 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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Willamette Dental Group - Tualatin, OR (10 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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20 hours ago
Willamette Dental Group - Oregon City, OR (15 miles from Portland, OR)
Youll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. Youll work a consistent weekly schedule....
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20 hours ago
Gentle Dental of Oregon, P.C. - Hillsboro, OR (8 miles from Portland, OR)
as required by law (local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative, sealants, etc.)...
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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Portland, OR

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

$85,310

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in Portland, OR offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (46.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.6%)
  • 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 Portland, OR
  • None (51.3%)
  • 1-2 years (33.5%)
  • Less than 1 year (14.4%)
  • 2-4 years (0.8%)

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