Dental Nurse Salary

The average wage for a Dental Nurse is $15.36 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$7.14 - $29.29
(Median)
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$15
$29
MEDIAN: $15.00
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Hourly Rate
$7.14 - $29.29  
   
Overtime
$43.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$850  
   
Total Pay (?
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$14,658 - $62,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Dental Nurse

Dental nurses, also known as dental hygienists in the United States, perform a wide variety of tasks in dental offices. They are responsible for cleaning teeth, looking for signs of oral disease in patients, and providing education and preventative care. Specific tasks performed by dental nurses include сlеаning stаіns and plaque buildup on teeth, сlеаning undеr аnd аrоund the gums, sеаrсhing fоr іndісаtоrs оf оrаl disease such as swеllіng, and applying dental prophylaxis, sealants and topical fluorides as required. They also educate patients on oral care and hygiene, such as on proper flossing and brushing techniques and ways to improve oral health through diet.

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Experience Affects Dental Nurse Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
medical benefits
Vision: 11%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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