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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Smiles Services - Ridgefield, WA (20 miles from Portland, OR)
Someone who is a registered Dental Hygienist and has an active state license Current certification in CPR Working knowledge of Eaglesoft practice management software Strong set of oral, verbal, and...
1 day ago
Gentle Dental - Wilsonville, OR (14 miles from Portland, OR)
as required by law (local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative, sealants, etc.)...
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13 hours ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Vancouver, WA (13 miles from Portland, OR)
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1 day ago Gentle Dental
Chris Brecke DDS - Newberg, OR (19 miles from Portland, OR)
Part-time Dental Hygienist Immediate opening for a PT Hygienist in Newberg, Oregon 1-3 days/week 7:45 am -5:15 pm We are looking for a calm personality that fits well with our friendly team....
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Gentle Dental - Oregon City, OR (15 miles from Portland, OR)
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6 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Beaverton, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
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6 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Vancouver, WA (13 miles from Portland, OR)
Gentle Dental is searching for a Full-time Hygienist at our Hazel Dell practice At Gentle Dental, our culture is based on innovation and providing a wellness approach to Dentistry to improve...
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6 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Milwaukie, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
For more information, please reach out to Jeff Farrell, Talent Acquisition Manager, at .... SmileKeepers is searching for a full-time Hygienist for our Milwaukie, OR practice! At SmileKeepers, our...
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6 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Portland, OR
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6 days ago Gentle Dental
Smile Brands - Hillsboro, OR (8 miles from Portland, OR)
Your Role as a Dental Hygienist Youll be on the front line of helping patients achieve their best oral health through routine check-ups and continuing education....
7 days ago
Gentle Dental - Portland, OR
as required by law (local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative, sealants, etc.)...
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8 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Beaverton, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
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8 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Vancouver, WA (13 miles from Portland, OR)
Gentle Dental is searching for a Full-time Hygienist at our Hazel Dell practice At Gentle Dental, our culture is based on innovation and providing a wellness approach to Dentistry to improve...
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8 days ago Gentle Dental
Smile Brands - Hillsboro, OR (8 miles from Portland, OR)
Your Role as a Dental Hygienist Youll be on the front line of helping patients achieve their best oral health through routine check-ups and continuing education....
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8 days ago Smile Brands
Gentle Dental - Milwaukie, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
SmileKeepers is searching for a full-time Expanded Practice Hygienist for our Milwaukie, OR practice! At SmileKeepers, our culture is based on innovation and providing a wellness approach to...
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9 days ago Gentle Dental

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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...

Administrative Dental Assistant

As an Administrative Dental Assistant, you will perform as a professional dental staff member and work on behalf of the patient as well as the dentist. This exciting Administrative Dental...


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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 (5.9%)
  • 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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