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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Smilekeepers - Portland, OR
Dental Hygienist - $2k Sign On Bonus!...
1 day ago
Portland, OR
Our modern and state of the art private practice is seeking a hygienist to join our practice. We have an outstanding and long-term team who take exceptional care of our patients while having fun....
17 hours ago
Portland, OR
Our office is seeking a reliable and enthusiastic dental hygienist(s) to join our team! Hours are Monday- Thursday 8am-5pm. Pays between $46-$50 depending on experience!...
16 hours ago
Aspen Dental - Clackamas, OR (10 miles from Portland, OR)
If you're a Registered Dental Hygienist in your state of residency, apply today to speak with a recruiter and learn more!...
2 days ago
Tualatin, OR (10 miles from Portland, OR)
Job Information WorkSource Oregon Part-time Dental Hygienist in TUALATIN, Oregon Our office in search of a part-time dental hygienist....
14 hours ago
Portland, OR
Our well-established and growing general dentistry practice is looking to add an additional dental hygienist to our team. The position is full time, 4 days a week....
16 hours ago
Gentle Dental - Portland, OR
$3,000 sign on bonus Gentle Dental is searching for a Full-time Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) for our dental office!...
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1 day ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Milwaukie, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
SmileKeepers is searching for a full-time Hygienist($2,000 sign-on bonus) for our Milwaukie, OR practice! SmileKeepers is the preferred provider for Capitol Dental Care, a program that creates...
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1 day ago Gentle Dental
Hillsboro, OR (8 miles from Portland, OR)
We are family practice and have a full time dental hygiene position open in Hillsboro, OR. We pride ourselves in being able to offer excellent pay and benefits! We are an established practice that...
17 hours ago
Willamette Dental - Milwaukie, OR (5 miles from Portland, OR)
You'll have opportunities for advancement to dental hygienist lead roles. You'll work a consistent weekly schedule....
3 days ago
Gentle Dental - Tigard, OR (6 miles from Portland, OR)
$2,000 sign-on bonus for Hygienists! We value our teammate’s smile as much as our patient’s smile. Our vision is to provide exceptional, lifelong, integrated oral healthcare services. We enhance...
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3 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Portland, OR
Through oral education, Dental Hygienists lead patients to a happy and healthy smile!...
3 days ago
Portland, OR
Our office is seeking a reliable and enthusiastic dental hygienist to join our team! The hours are Mondays 10am-7pm; Fridays 7am-5pm and 2 Saturdays a month 8am-4pm....
4 days ago
Portland, OR
Pettygrove Dental is looking for a part-time hygienist. One of our beloved hygienists is moving out of state, and has been kind enough to give us enough time to hire the right person. We are a...
4 days ago
Gresham, OR (12 miles from Portland, OR)
Long established solo practice in Gresham seeking part-time or full-time hygienist. We are a fun, friendly and easy-going family practice looking for a new team member to join us! Available days...
4 days ago

Demographic Data for Portland, OR

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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.


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 (32.7%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (5.8%)
  • High School or GED (5.7%)
  • Doctorate Degree (4.0%)
  • Master's Degree (3.9%)
  • Some College (0.8%)
  • Some High School (0.2%)

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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