Sample dental hygienist job description

At [Organization X], we aim to help patients achieve great oral health. We are looking for a dental hygienist to facilitate oral screenings, clean patients’ teeth for preventative care, and guide them through proper oral hygiene. The dental hygienist will also assist the dentist with other duties, such as taking X-rays, identifying gum and tooth diseases, and managing patient charts. We are committed to providing a positive and educational dental experience that encourages patients to take better care of their teeth, and our ideal candidate will be an active participant in this mission.

Objectives of this role

  • Assess patients’ oral charts and guide them through screenings
  • Conduct professional teeth cleaning to prevent tooth decay and other diseases
  • Facilitate and develop X-rays when necessary
  • Provide dental education to patients to encourage better oral care
  • Examine gums and teeth for possible diseases


  • Sterilize dental equipment
  • Communicate with patients regarding dental concerns
  • Clean patients’ teeth by applying fluoride or removing calcareous deposits
  • Promote best oral health habits to patients
  • Assist the dentist with minor procedures
  • Review patients’ dental history before providing dental treatment

Skills and qualifications

  • Relevant dental hygienist licensure from an accredited school
  • Diploma in dental hygiene
  • Proven experience in the dental field
  • Deep understanding of dental health and safety regulations
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to use dental instruments safely and effectively

Preferred qualifications

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Stamina to conduct various cleanings and procedures
  • Interpersonal skills