A Dental Hygienist in Adelaide, South Australia earns an average wage of AU$41.39 per hour.

AU$45,958 - AU$103,744
AU$46K
AU$64K
AU$100K
MEDIAN: AU$64,000
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50%
90%
AU$29.09 - AU$51.62
AU$29
AU$41
AU$52
MEDIAN: AU$41.37
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$105K
Salary AU$45,958 - AU$103,744
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$51,600 - AU$105,719
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data AU$0AU$73
Hourly Rate AU$29.09 - AU$51.62
Overtime AU$73.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$105K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$51,600 - AU$105,719
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

Job Description for Dental Hygienist

Dental hуgіеnіsts perform a number of duties within a dental office. 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 hygienists 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 flossing, brushing and diet. Additionally, dental hygienists help dentists and other professionals in their office in tasks such as taking radiographs, assisting during dental procedures and making impressions of teeth. Some dental hygienists work for orthodontists and provide care specific to orthodontic patients and procedures.

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Dental Hygienist Tasks

  • Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
  • Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
  • Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
  • Examine patients teeth and gums.

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Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %
Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
15%

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Experience Affects Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲14%

▲4%

National Average
AU$83,000

▼5%

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 13%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 65%