The average hourly pay for a Dental Hygienist is C$35.96.
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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 patien…Read more
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.
The top respondents for the job title Dental Hygienist are from the companies Dental Group Ltd, Dr. B and Altima Dental. Reported salaries are highest at Dr. B where the average pay is C$40.52. Altima Dental pays the lowest at around C$37.00.
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Popular Skills for Dental Hygienist
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Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication, Periodontics, Patient Education and Anesthesia are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Radiology.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienist
An entry-level Dental Hygienist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$31.20 based on 527 salaries. An early career Dental Hygienist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$33.60 based on 1,010 salaries. A mid-career Dental Hygienist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$36.63 based on 620 salaries. An experienced Dental Hygienist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$39.09 based on 532 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$41.
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Employees with Dental Hygienist in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 46.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Edmonton, Alberta (37.0% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (19.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Ottawa, Ontario (8.3% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (0.2% less).
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