Dental Hygienist Jobs

Dental hygienists must undertake a number of roles within a dental practice, carrying out a range of dental work and teaching patients how to look after their teeth and oral hygiene.

A dental hygienists role usually involves scaling and polishing teeth, applying coatings and sealants to teeth to help prevent decay, taking x-rays, giving local anaesthetic and undertaking temporary fillings, replacing crowns with temporary cement in an emergency, taking impressions of teeth and gums for crowns, bridges and dentures.

They will also teach people how to take care of their teeth and gums by brushing and flossing. Due to their close contact with the patient and the knowledge that patients are sometimes anxious when attending the dentist, it is important for a dental hygienist to enjoy working with people and be able to build a rapport with patients of all ages to make them feel relaxed and comfortable.

What do you need to be a dental hygienist?

You will need to be good at science and have a particular interest in biology, a considered approach to their work is also advantageous as it is often detailed and uses delicate instruments. 

Those that are fully qualified will have obtained the relevant Diploma in Dental Hygiene and are able to work at general dental practices, hospitals or can be self-employed and work at a number of practices.

The salary will usually start at around £22,000 and will increase with experience and qualification to salaries around £35,000.

Contact the Dental Division Team

Email the Dental Division at dental@stafffinders.co.uk.

Candidates can submit a CV online using our Register online service.

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Job Listings

  1. Locum Dental Nurse

    Location: Dunfermline

    Salary: £10.75 to £12.00 p/h

    Category: Medical and Dental

    Are you a Locum Dental Nurse who is looking for a little bit of extra cash to start the new year on a high? A Locum Dental Nurse who enjoys working at different practices over Fife and while doing so learning new processes and practice.. Then if so you are ...

  2. Medical Receptionist

    Location: Paisley

    Salary: £10.00 p/h

    Category: Medical Receptionist

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for a Medical Receptionist in the Renfrewshire area. This role is temporary ongoing until August 2019
    Hours will vary week to week (20 – 30hrs approx.)
    We are particularly interested in speaking to candidates from a medical reception background however, this is not essential.

    Duties include:

    Answering ...

  3. Associate Dentist

    Location: Dundee

    Salary: £35000 to £40000 p/a

    Category: Dentist

    Are you an Associate Dentist who is looking for a new challenge? A challenge that involves working at a new NHS practice which has already built a strong reputation and patient list with room for growth and expansion. This practice has created an excellent rapport with the local community and ...

  4. Locum Dental Nurse

    Location: Penicuik

    Salary: £10.75 to £12.00 p/h

    Category: Dental Nurse

    Are you a Locum Dental Nurse who is looking for a little bit of extra cash to start the new year on a high? A Locum Dental Nurse who enjoys working at different practices over Midlothian and while doing so learning new processes and practice.. Then if so you are ...

  5. Locum Dental Nurse

    Location: Musselburgh

    Salary: £10.75 to £12.00 p/h

    Category: Dental Nurse

    Are you a Locum Dental Nurse who is looking for a little bit of extra cash to start the new year on a high? A Locum Dental Nurse who enjoys working at different practices over Dundee and while doing so learning new processes and practice.. Then if so you are ...

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