How much does a Dental Hygienist earn in the United States? The average Dental Hygienist salary in the United States is $73,367 as of March 28, 2019, but the range typically falls between $62,968 and $83,509. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. View Cost of Living in Major Cities
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Under the direct supervision of a dentist, cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments. Feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer. Feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease. May provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children. May conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist. May require an Associate's degree or its equivalent and is licensed as a dental hygienist. Typically reports to a dentist. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.
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