$27.72
Avg. Hourly Rate
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A Dental Hygienist at Aspen Dental earns an average wage of $27.48 per hour. A skill in Pediatrics is associated with high pay for this job.

$24.06 - $33.66
$24
$28
$34
MEDIAN: $27.72
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Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $24.06 - $33.66
Overtime $42.00
Annual Data $0$76K
Bonus $3,000
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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$51,408 - $76,998
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 37

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.

Dental Hygienist Job Listings

Key Stats for Dental Hygienist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Skills That Affect Dental Hygienist Salaries

▲10%

▲3%

National Average
$59,000

Patient Education
▼2%

▼2%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
no benefits
None: 22%