Expanded Practice Dental Hygienist - $2k Sign On Bonus!

Zoek Pin Milwaukie, OR


Unspecified (Full time)

Posted 28 days ago

SmileKeepers is searching for a full-time Expanded Practice Hygienist($2,000 sign-on bonus)for our Milwaukie, OR practice!

SmileKeepers is the preferred provider for Capitol Dental Care, a program that creates access to quality care and provides dental leadership within the communities we serve. Our experienced dental teams take the time to listen to our patients, explain procedures, and use the most advanced techniques.

We focus on a commitment to patient care, operational and clinical excellence, personal accountability, building relationships, and seeking out innovative and creative approaches to support our patients and teams.

We are hiring immediately for full and part time positions in our dental offices and are seeking teammates who care, listen, and are motivated to help our patients and communities.

Our opportunities provide a full suite of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • In house CEs and training funds for outside CEs
  • Consistent or flexible schedules
  • Full benefits including medical, dental, and vision
  • Benefits that support child care needs
  • 401k and Retirement program

Come join our team and make a difference in the lives of the people in your community!

An EPDH in a Medicaid population can be a sort of primary care provider. They are able to diagnose x-rays and can complete all hygiene services, x-rays and an assessment. The doctor would complete a chart review of the visit and if needed, then the patient would be scheduled for restorative care with the doctor and the comprehensive exam completed at that time. If healthy, the patient could remain in the EPDH schedule with a one time per year exam with the doctor (which would be much less time for the doctor). EPDH can also prescribe antibiotics so is able to help stabilize a patient until they can be seen by a dentist. Also they can do scoop and fill.

Our hope with this position is that the hygienist (EPDH) would be very entrepreneurial and proactive, taking charge of their schedule and patient base to help keep access moving along. Allowing both the EPDH and the doctor to practice at the highest scope of their licensure.

Pay range is $40 - $45 per hour with a $2,000 sign on bonus. With production bonus plan, expected earnings are in the $55 - $65 per hour range.

Position Details:

  • Reasonable patient load at an average of 8 patients per day
  • Schedule – This is a full-time opportunity

Position Qualifications:

  • Accredited Hygiene Technical School or College
  • Current applicable State Dental License (or the ability to acquire one by the time of employment)
  • Other licenses/certifications such as CPR, local certified anesthesia

Our offices are adhering to the current COVID-19 protocols that require all employees who work in dental offices to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.



  • High School or better
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