Dental Hygienist Jobs in Portsmouth, VA

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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Stynt - Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Are you ready to take your dental career further than you ever thought possible? Do you get excited about working closely with dentists and dental staff to provide the best care that will keep...
2 days ago
Stynt - Chesapeake, VA (9 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Associated topics: cleaning, complete, condition, dental hygienist, evaluations, mouth, polishing, processing, rda, rdh...
2 days ago
Benevis - Poquoson, VA (22 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
As Dental Hygienists you are an integral part of care team for delivering direct dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist and for providing general...
2 days ago
Dental Care Alliance - Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Responsibilities Essential Responsibilities Through the delivery of periodontal therapies and other hygiene-related services, Dental Hygienists are committed to improving the oral health of patients...
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2 days ago Dental Care Alliance
Stynt - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Associated topics: cleaning, complete, condition, dental hygienist, evaluations, mouth, polishing, processing, rda, rdh...
2 days ago
Benevis - Rescue, VA (16 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
As Dental Hygienists you are an integral part of care team for delivering direct dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist and for providing general...
2 days ago
Stynt - Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Associated topics: cleaning, complete, condition, dental hygienist, evaluations, mouth, polishing, processing, rda, rdh...
2 days ago
Stynt - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Are you ready to take your dental career further than you ever thought possible? Do you get excited about working closely with dentists and dental staff to provide the best care that will keep...
2 days ago
Stynt - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Are you ready to take your dental career further than you ever thought possible? Do you get excited about working closely with dentists and dental staff to provide the best care that will keep...
2 days ago
Benevis - Norfolk, VA (5 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Position: Registered Dental Hygienist Position I.D: #14173 Schedule: Full-Time (up to 40 hours); Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm), Saturday (9:00am - 2:00pm) Practice: Spencer Dental & Braces Address...
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19 hours ago
Stynt - Virginia Beach, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Are you ready to take your dental career further than you ever thought possible? Do you get excited about working closely with dentists and dental staff to provide the best care that will keep...
2 days ago
Stynt - Newport News, VA (17 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Associated topics: cleaning, complete, condition, dental hygienist, evaluations, mouth, polishing, processing, rda, rdh...
2 days ago
Benevis - Battery Park, VA (16 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
As Dental Hygienists you are an integral part of care team for delivering direct dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist and for providing general...
2 days ago
Benevis - Smithfield, VA (21 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
Love working with kids (they make up 70% or more of our patient base) And yes, there are requirements for this role: Current licensure as a Dental Hygienist in good standing Experience is great, but...
3 days ago
Benevis - Carrollton, VA (13 miles from Portsmouth, VA)
As Dental Hygienists you are an integral part of care team for delivering direct dental care and associated services to patients under the general supervision of a dentist and for providing general...
3 days 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...

Dental Office Manager

In this comprehensive online course, you will gain the skills and knowledge to prepare yourself to work as a dental office manager. You will learn all aspects of managing the dental office,...


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Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Portsmouth, VA

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

$72,840

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Highest Education Level

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

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