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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Advantage Dental - Marylhurst, OR (7 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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Advantage Dental - Vancouver, WA (10 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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Advantage Dental - Vancouver, WA (15 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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Advantage Dental - Brush Prairie, WA (19 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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Advantage Dental - Portland, OR (15 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Newberg, OR (19 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
17 hours ago
Portland, OR
We are seeking a registered dental hygienist who is passionate about his/her career and patient care to work in our Practice!...
1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Wood Village, OR (16 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Sherwood, OR (13 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Oregon City, OR (15 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Aurora, OR (19 miles from Portland, OR)
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
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1 day ago
Advantage Dental - Portland, OR
JOB TITLE: Dental Hygienist REPORTS TO: Practice Manager/Director, Hygiene Services FLSA: Non-Exempt Welcome to Preventistry!...
17 hours ago
Vancouver, WA (13 miles from Portland, OR)
Get similar jobs sent to your email Save Job Details STERLING MEDICAL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER SEEKING TO HIRE A PART-TIME (16 HRS A WEEK) REGISTERED DENTAL HYGIENIST- will provide lodging if...
2 days ago
Portland, OR
We are a family dental practice in the Beaverton area and are seeking a friendly, reliable, and enthusiastic dental hygienist to join our team on Mondays....
21 hours ago
West Linn, OR (11 miles from Portland, OR)
Our practice is looking for a registered Dental Hygienist to join our amazing team and established family dental practice....
21 hours ago

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Dental Hygienist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

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...

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 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 (46.9%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.5%)
  • High School or GED (6.0%)
  • 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 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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