Improved compensation package with higher base rates. We empower our hygienists to perform within a full scope practice where complex work equals more take-home pay.
True comprehensive benefits.
Medical, dental, life, vision, traditional 401k and Roth 401k with vested match, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), short-term and long-term company sponsored disability.
No forced vacation.
Take vacation on your time and your terms. You won’t need to take vacation when your doctor does.
Paid time off.
We offer paid vacation and paid holidays.
Stable and full-time hours.
Regular schedules — no surprises. Reliable full-time hours you can depend on.
Dedicated doctor teams.
Our unique practice within a practice model allows you to build rapport and grow within your team.
We encourage our team to keep learning and embrace innovation.
Focus on building trust and forming relationships with your patients — our internal support teams handle the rest.
Work together with dentists, specialists and other hygienists across a growing organization.
Explore opportunities beyond hygiene with greater internal mobility.
Come join an organization where we highly value your dental hygienist experience, knowledge, and caring demeanor with patients. Our staff members are the most important part of our practice, as their success directly determines our position as the leader in dental care.
At Dental Associates, we foster a culture which invites our patients into our "dental home" and provides our dental hygienists with a career, not just a job. As a team member of Dental Associates, you will use state-of-the-art technology, experience on-the-job training exposing you to all specialty areas, and deliver an exceptional patient experience. We are a growing organization at the forefront of the dental industry and are continually expanding our footprint within Wisconsin.
The dental hygienist contributes to the business success of Dental Associates by providing quality dental hygiene care, excellent patient relations and effective interpersonal communication. Be part of a dynamic organization that will make you proud. Learn more about our dental hygienist jobs below and how you can join our team!
In addition to an excellent compensation package, a dental hygienist career with Dental Associates will offer you access to beautiful facilities, advanced technologies, continuing education offerings, abundant opportunities for career growth, a dedicated support team, wonderful patients and the gorgeous state of Wisconsin.
We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Life insurance
- Vision plan
- Health savings and flexible spending account
- Disability coverage
- 401k plan with company match
- Paid time off, including paid vacation, holidays and sick time
- Staff member discount programs
See our benefits page for more details regarding compensation packages.
Dental Hygienist Continuing Education Reimbursement
At Dental Associates, we offer our hygienists reimbursement for continuing education courses, as approved by management. We will reimburse up to $200 per year for course fees, materials, transportation, lodging, meals, etc., as to help our hygienists remain on the forefront of modern dentistry and techniques.
Dental Hygienist Responsibilities
- Provide a positive experience throughout the entire patient interaction; from contacting to greeting, seating and completing their in-clinic visit
- Exhibiting excellent customer service to create a positive patient experience and ensuring all treatment is provided with an awareness of individual patient’s needs and concerns
- Removing calculus deposits, accretions, stains, and cement from supra and sub-gingival surfaces of the teeth
- Performing deep periodontal scaling, including root planing when prescribed
- Completing extra-oral and intra-oral cancer exams and feeling lymphnodes on head and neck area to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer
- Examining teeth and attachment to locate periodontally-recessed tissue and signs of periodontal disease prior to exam by dentist
- Charting conditions of decay and disease for treatment as diagnosed by dentist
- Assisting during examinations
- Required to stand, sit, walk, bend, twist, squat and reach above shoulders
- Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
- Forearm reaching from waist to shoulder level and above for suction and water hoses, light fixture adjustment or while using instruments from tray or supply cabinets
- Frequently required to handle, touch and hold objects, tools and controls
- Required to hold or move instruments and objects in the air while maintaining the weight for a prolonged period of time
- Must be able to retract/control tongue and tissue of patient
- Fine finger/hand manipulation and dexterity is required for operation of dental equipment
- Must ensure that all functions are performed ergonomically correctly
- Regularly required to talk and hear
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
Education and Experience
- State of Wisconsin Registered Dental Hygienist license (RDH) required
- Previous dental hygienist experience preferred
- Minimum of an associate degree from an accredited dental hygiene program
- Current CPR certificate (BLSC) required
- Current on Hepatitis B vaccination
- Ability to administer local anesthetic agents
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Proficient with basic computer skills
Desired Dental Hygienist Skills
- Effective interpersonal skills to maintain rapport with patients, dentists, other staff members and the community
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to clearly present information to and answer questions from patients, supervisors and coworkers
- Good customer service skills and ability to work as a team in fast-paced environment
- Ability to apply mathematical concepts to practical situations
- Conceptual thinking abilities to recognize problems, collect data and draw valid conclusions
- Contribute constructive suggestions to supervisor for clinic improvement
- Must be able to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment
- Possess energy, resourcefulness and manual dexterity
- Be able to stand, sit and walk frequently
Why Dental Associates
Dental Associates is a strong company with the resources to continually invest in our overall growth. We also invest in our talented team members through continuing education and other development opportunities. We believe that learning should continue through every stage of life, and we encourage our team members to seek additional seminars, courses and mentoring opportunities to further develop their skills.
We care about the places in which we work, and are dedicated to giving back to those communities through service and support of local events. For example, our staff at all our clinics are actively involved with programs such as Give Kids a Smile Day, Children’s Dental Health Month and local health fairs.
Want to Join Our Team?
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About Dental Associates
Founded in 1974, Dental Associates is Wisconsin's largest family and dentist-owned group dental practice with over a dozen offices throughout the state and nearly 800 team members. We conveniently provide both general and specialty dentistry care so we can truly become our patients’ dental home by providing all services they may need. From pediatric dentistry to specialized dental services for older adults, we focus on excellent care that is affordable, accessible and personalized. We maintain the highest level of quality, which is proven by our national accreditation by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and our A+ rating by the Better Business Bureau.