Dental Hygienist Jobs

Dental hygienist 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.

Dental hygienist jobs usually involve 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 for whatever reason 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?

Dental hygienist jobs will 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. 

Fully qualified dental hygienist 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.

A dental hygienists salary will usually start at around £22,000 and will increase with experience and qualification.

Contact the Dental Division Team

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

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Job Listings

  1. Dentist

    Location: Stepps

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Dentist

    Stafffinders are recruiting for an experienced GDC registered Dentist to join our client based in North Lanarkshire.
    Key responsibilities will include
    Diagnose and provide appropriate dental treatment to all patients.
    Maintain patient's oral health.
    Communicate effectively with patients and other members of the dental team.
    Keep contemptuous clinical records ...

  2. Locum Dental Nurse

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £10.75 to £11.00 p/h

    Category: Dental Nurse

    We are looking for GDC-registered Dental Nurses to cover shifts over the next couple of weeks.  Applications are welcomed from both part-time and full-time nurses, as we will do our best to work around your shift requirements.
    Previous dental nurse experience is essential and knowledge of Exact is preferred, although ...