The average hourly pay for a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) at Dr. B is $34.39.
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$28 - $38
$55,185 - $75,402
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Job Description for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
Registered dental hygienists (RDHs) work primarily in dentists’ offices. Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene school and/or an associate's degree in dental hygiene, as well as state licensure and passing the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination are general requirements for this position. RDHs have a range of duties, including cleaning patients' teeth and gums and providing instructions to patients in proper dental hygiene. They also remove plaque, polish teeth, take x-rays, and teac…Read more
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
The top respondents for the job title Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) are from the companies Heartland Dental Care, Aspen Dental and Family Dental. Reported salaries are highest at DDS Inc. where the average pay is $38.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pacific Dental Services Incorporated and Gentech Dentist, earning around $35.61 and $33.98, respectively. Aspen Dental pays the lowest at around $30.07. Family Dental and Dental Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $30.69 and $31.75, respectively.
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