Dental Hygienist Jobs in Tacoma, WA

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.

Search Dental Hygienist Jobs

1-15 of 41 Jobs
Renton, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Dentrix proficiency a plus!...
3 days ago
Auburn, WA (9 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Registered Dental Hygienist We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic Dental Hygienist to join our team one to four days during the regular work week....
23 hours ago
Graham, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We use Dentrix, Dexis software. Our RDH is retiring :( and will be so missed! Please email resume....
19 hours ago
Tacoma, WA
We are seeking a positive, patient-focused Dental Hygienist to join our Northeast Tacoma team....
3 days ago
Tacoma, WA
We are a small North Tacoma dental office that is looking for an energetic and talented person to fill our full or part time hygienist position. We are a single doctor practice that is...
5 days ago
Sumner, WA (10 miles from Tacoma, WA)
We are looking for part-time Dental Hygienist to join our fun and awesome team. We are fully digital and paperless office. Monday - Thursdays, no weekends. Please inquire for more details...
5 days ago
Dr Edwards Dentistry - Lacey, WA (22 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Edwards Dentistry Dental Hygienist in Lacey, Washington We are a small, thriving general dental practice in need of a rock star hygienist to join our team starting in January....
6 days ago
Gentle Dental - Renton, WA (17 miles from Tacoma, WA)
as required by law (local anesthesia, nitrous oxide, restorative, sealants, etc.)...
Quick Apply

9 days ago Gentle Dental
Smile Brands - Puyallup, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
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....
Direct Apply

10 days ago Smile Brands
Puyallup, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
NOW HIRING Dental Hygienist! Full-Time Opening Sign On Bonus! Bright Now!...
10 days ago
Gentle Dental - Lakewood, WA (3 miles from Tacoma, WA)
At Gentle Dental, 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 the quality of our...
Quick Apply

10 days ago Gentle Dental
Gentle Dental - Puyallup, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Gentle Dental is searching for a Full-time traveling Hygienist($2,000 sign-on bonus) for our Puyallup, WA, and Lakewood, WA practice. At Gentle Dental, we value our teammate’s smile as much as our...
Quick Apply

10 days ago Gentle Dental
Smile Brands - Maple Valley, WA (22 miles from Tacoma, WA)
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....
Direct Apply

10 days ago Smile Brands
Kent, WA (13 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Paperless office using Dentrix. Long term staff and our team is family just like our patients! We get along well and personality is more important to us than how much experience you have....
11 days ago
Puyallup, WA (6 miles from Tacoma, WA)
Our Puyallup dental office is seeking a highly motivated, comprehensive registered dental hygienist to join our practice - part and full-time candidates will be considered....
12 days ago

Demographic Data for Tacoma, WA

Moving to Tacoma, WA? Find some basic demographic data about Tacoma, WA below.


322,873
7,802
Large

Dental Hygienist Online Courses and Training Opportunities

Dental Radiography: Radiation Protection in Dental Practice
Discover the core principles of dental radiography and X-ray exposure

Led by experts from Public Health Englands Dental X-ray Protection Service (DXPS), this course will improve your...


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...

Complete Dental Hygienist Training Course
Its never been easier, more affordable, or more important to make choices about your education online and you trust Alpha Academy with your future.Learn to stand out in the crowd and show your...

Title Synonyms

Users interested in this job title also searched for the following job title

Salary for Dental Hygienist Jobs in Tacoma, WA

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

$92,860

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Dental Hygienist positions.

Highest Education Level

Dental Hygienists in Tacoma, WA offer the following education background
  • Associate's Degree (46.8%)
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.8%)
  • 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 Tacoma, WA
  • None (51.3%)
  • 1-2 years (33.5%)
  • Less than 1 year (14.4%)
  • 2-4 years (0.8%)

Dental Hygienist Related Career Advice Articles

How to Become a Dental Hygienist in 4 Steps

Interested in a dental hygienist career? Learn how to get started in this rewarding field.


Dental Assistants vs. Dental Hygienists - What's the Difference?

A comprehensive comparison of the education, credentials, job duties, and salary between a dental assistant and a dental hygienist.


Resume Tips for Dental Hygienists

Find out the best tricks and tips for writing a dental hygienist resume that will win interviews and help you take the next step in your career.