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Dental Hygienist

Location : Spokane, WA (Maple Street Neighborhood)
Job Type : Direct
Reference Code : Direct 69264
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1
Required Education : Registered Dental Hygienist License
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Apply today so Dental Professionals can help you take the next step in your dental hygiene career. 

Job Details


$2,500 Sign-On Bonus (amount varies based on FTE status)


·         Medical, Dental, & Vision Insurance

·         Paid Time Off (PTO) – up to 6 weeks of PTO per year

·         Childcare Stipend – contribution of $5,000 per year to the employee’s dependent care spending account

·         Loan Reimbursement - reimbursement for student loan payments up to $5,250 per year

·         Retirement Plans - organization matches the employee’s contribution, up to 6% of gross wages 

*above benefits dependent upon eligibility criteria

 Pay Range: $92,086 - $131,293 USD Annually

Don’t meet every single requirement? At this office we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace.  If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway!  You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Purpose of Job:

Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing oral health care to adults and children as follows:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Performs dental cleanings, scalings, and prophylaxis, as indicated under the supervision of a Dentist.

·         Applies preventive materials to the teeth (e.g., sealants and fluoride). 

·         Administers local anesthesia.

·         Places permanent and provisional restorations.

·         Performs x-rays as needed.

·         Records evaluations of oral condition on dental charts.

· Gives oral hygiene instructions and dietary advice and provides information about necessary dental care.

·         Supports dental providers and other clinical staff when not in hygiene appointments, including sterilization.

·         Participates in the development and implementation of provider productivity standards. 

·         Participates in staff meetings and in-service training as directed by the Dental Director.

·         Represents this company at conferences, meetings, and continuing education programs. 

· Treats patients with the highest respect in all functions of the job and maintains patient confidentiality. 

·         Performs other duties assigned, including supporting the CHAS Health Mission and Core Values.


Education/Experience: Graduation from an ADA-accredited dental hygiene program required. Previous experience in a community dental clinic is preferred. Valid hygienist licensure from the Washington State Department of Health or Idaho Board of Dentistry is required at the time of hire. Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies (Medicaid, etc.)

Idaho clinics: Must have or be eligible to obtain an extended access dental hygiene restorative endorsement through the Idaho Board of Dentistry within 1 year of hire.

Skills: Excellent customer service and oral and written communication skills are required. Compassion for patients is required. Must be able to work well in a team environment. Ability to multitask in a fast-paced work environment, with the ability to anticipate future needs. Computer skills required. Knowledge in surgical and restorative dental assisting required. Commitment to supporting a safe, respectful, equitable, and inclusive environment is required. BLS (CPR/AED) certification is required for a healthcare provider. A valid driver's license and insurance are required.

Physical Demands:

Hygienists are required to stand under one-third of the day while sitting and being mobile, which is required one-third to two-thirds of the time.  They are required to use their hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time and reach with their hands and arms.  Climbing, kneeling, or crouching occurs less than one-third of the time, while balancing, stooping, and crouching occur between one-third and two-thirds of the day.  Communicating by talking / hearing occurs over two-thirds of the day.  Smelling occurs between one-third and two-thirds of the day.  The amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 30% for up to 10 pounds.  Rarely is there a need to lift more than 11 pounds? 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Qualifications :



Work Schedule:

  • Scheduled days can be flexible depending on space.

  • Typically, about 40% scaling and 60% prophy/period maintenance.

  • Exams/cleaning are not completed on the same day; the patient has their exam first, followed by their cleaning.

Years Experience Required: 1

Required Skills:

  • WA Dental Hygiene License.

  • Excellent customer service and oral and written communication skills.

  • Compassion for patients.

  • Ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment, with the ability to anticipate future needs.

  • Computer skills required.

  • Knowledge of surgical and restorative dental assisting requires BLS (CPR/AED).

  • Commitment to supporting a safe, equitable, and inclusive environment.

About Dental Professionals

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Per Diem: Pick up an occasional shift whenever it fits your schedule, while you’re between jobs, or during an office closure.

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