Dental Hygienist Job at HireQuest, Alexandria, VA

  • HireQuest
  • Alexandria, VA

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Job Description

Job Title: Dental Hygienist – Permanent – 8-hour shift

Location: Alexandria, VA


  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Professional development assistance

  • Vision insurance

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensure patients feel as comfortable as possible before their examination

  • Sterilize dental instruments properly

  • Conduct initial mouth screenings and check oral health history

  • Identify conditions like gingivitis, caries, or periodontitis

  • Clean and help protect patients’ teeth (e.g., remove plaque or apply fluoride)

  • Educate patients of all ages on proper teeth care (by demonstrating, for example, good brushing techniques)

  • Give instructions to patients after operations or other dental procedures

  • Take X-rays or dental impressions

  • Assist dentists with selecting appropriate treatments for various diseases (including oral cancer)

  • Maintain documentation and charts on each patient

  • Monitor supplies



  • Outstanding communication skills

  • A patient and friendly personality

  • Attention to detail

  • Stamina to meet the physical demands of the job

Education - Diploma in Dental Hygiene; Master’s is a plus

Experience - Proven experience as Dental Hygienist or similar role. In-depth knowledge of health and safety regulations in this profession (e.g., HIPAA). Experience in preparing and maintaining dental equipment

License/Certification - Dental License (Preferred). Registered Dental Hygienist (Required). Valid Virginia license to practice. CPR Certification (Required).

Job Tags

Permanent employment, Full time, Shift work,

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