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Dental Hygienist Career Opportunities

Occasionally the IDHA receives wanted ads for part-time and full-time dental hygienists in the state of Illinois. Please carefully read the contact information on each ad as the IDHA does not accept job applications. If your office is hiring, please send a job description, requirements, hours,  and contact information to: mail@idha.net.

Aspen Dental is expanding their practices and adding to the following offices:

  Rockford, IL                                                                                                                                                                          Mount Prospect, IL

  • Health insurance, short/long term disability, 401k matched up to 5%, vacation, sick, vision, Dental, CEUs.
  • Modern office- iPads, itero scanners, digital X-ray, Nupro cordless polishers, Ever Edge American Eagle Scalers
  • Hygienist determines appointment time & a positive work environment is a must!
  • Competitive pay and the best benefits package!

Contact: Kaylea.dolan@aspendental.com

Posted October 5, 2020

Your local Chicago, IL Walmart Health is hiring Dental Hygienists!
Posted September 29, 2020

Walmart, the Fortune #1 Company and the Nation’s largest private employer, is helping people save money and live better - and healthier lives. Walmart strives to be a center of wellbeing in the communities we serve, and we have a unique opportunity to provide access to affordable healthcare to millions of people.  We need passionate healthcare professionals to help us achieve our mission.

Walmart Health is seeking Dental Hygienists in two of our brand-new Chicago Health Centers. In this setting, you will play an integral role in shaping the future of healthcare. The transformation Walmart is making to the way health care is delivered at affordable, transparent pricing will impact individuals and communities for years to come — this is a chance to be part of something special!  The opportunities presented by applying our resources and commitment to an area like H&W is limitless….impacting the lives of consumers... saving them money and helping them live better. You really can make a difference! 

What You’ll Do at Walmart

  • Educates patients on oral hygiene, oral health, oral disease, and available dental procedures and services; screening and assessing oral health conditions for and recall patients; verifying patient health history (for example, reviewing basic health status, medications) and documenting in the patient's chart.
  • Performs clinical hygiene functions according to applicable scope-of-practice laws and regulations (for example, exposing and evaluating diagnostic radiographs, taking and recording blood pressure, evaluating adult/child prophylaxis; performing non-surgical periodontal therapy, co-assessing possible restorative treatments with the doctor); completing periodontal charting.
  • Presents hygiene treatment plans to patients; educating patients on oral hygiene strategies to maintain optimal oral health (for example, toothbrushing, flossing, nutritional counseling). 
  • Preparing patient chart entries; ordering and maintaining oral hygiene supplies and deliverable products for the office ; and cleaning and preparing operatory per OSHA and CDC guidelines prior to patient appointments.
  • Provides and supports the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands, organizational changes, and new responsibilities.
  • Models compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company standards of ethics and integrity by incorporating these into the development and implementation of business plans; using the Open Door Policy; and demonstrating and assisting others with how to apply these in executing business processes and practices.
  • Demonstrates up-to-date expertise and applies this to the development, execution, and improvement of action plans by providing expert advice and guidance to others in the application of information and best practices; supporting and aligning efforts to meet customer and business needs; and building commitment for perspectives and rationales.

Job Requirements

  • Current state Dental hygiene license and local anesthesia permit required
  • 2 years’ experience as a Dental Hygienist or 5 years’ experience as a Dental Assistant.
  • Current Basic Life Support cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification required

Preferred Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene, Knowledge and experience of oral systemic practice

Join our community

Walmart Health offers a competitive package including base salary, bonus, relocation, and more!

Apply online at https://careers.walmart.com/us/jobs/WD244648-dental-hygienist

Walmart Store, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer – By Choice.

Posted September 14, 2020

We are looking for a hygienist to work part time in a fun office. We are located in Winnetka, Illinois. The town has cute stores and we are within walking distance of the beach. Don't miss the opportunity to work with wonderful patients from the North Shore and surrounding areas.

We have taken all possible COVID related safety measures. Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Please call 847-446-0567 ask for Bonnie or John.


Posted August 27, 2020

Celebrating Smiles, located in Elgin, is looking to hire a part-time hygienist. Must be licensed with the state of Illinois and willing to work Saturdays. New grads are welcome to apply!

Please email your cover letter and resume to mchangsmiles@gmail.com. For more information about our practice, please visit www.celebratingsmiles.com


Hygienist position in Naperville

Posted August 19, 2020 - Full or Part-Time

******$500 ******* Signing Bonus for the right candidate.

Come work with a great team and achieve your personal and professional goals.

Established Multi-specialty Private Practice is in need of a FT hygienist. Will entertain part timers if our schedules match. You must be patient centric with knowledge of soft tissue management and provide excellent periodontal therapy and preventative care to our patients. New owner acquired a few months earlier.

Office is open M, T, TH, FRI, & SAT

The office has invested in PPE, aerosol eliminating HEPA filtration with UV light in every room, isovac/isodry & isolite, pre-rinse, plexiglass.

Benefits include:

  • Pre-tax disability Insurance contribution
  • Sign on Bonus
  • Free Dental Work
  • Additional bonus based on performance
  • Continuing Education

Please send resume to dentalavailability@yahoo.com.

West Town - Chicago

CommunityHealth seeks to hire a full-time Bilingual (Spanish) Oral Health Manager/Dental Hygienist who will be responsible for overseeing all activities associated with CommunityHealth’s oral health program. This includes supervision of dental staff and volunteers, overseeing daily operations at the dental clinic and direct patient care.

CommunityHealth offers a wide range of benefits 

All resumes can be sent to Emily Hendel, Director of Clinical Services, ehendel@communityhealth.org  

For additional information, here is the link to the job posting http://www.communityhealth.org/oral-health-manager-dental-hygienist/#.Xuz2WUVKjIU

Immediate opening for part – time dental hygienist in a modern, digital dental practice.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Dental Hygienist to join our dental team. Must be dependable, friendly, a team player.
We are relationship based, patient focused, self driven, compassionate, genuine, growth oriented and we like to think big and have fun!

New grads welcome to apply!

The hours we are looking for are: Tuesdays 12-8pm and every other Saturday 8am-2pm

Please send your resume to krupadentalcare@hotmail.com or contact us at (708)839-5529

Out of State Faculty Position:  

Assistant/Associate Professor and Department Chair, Dental Hygiene (3633)
Idaho State University

Posted May 9, 2020

Click on link for details:  


Full Time RDH - Naperville IL 

Posted March 1, 2020

Valley View Dental recently celebrated its 20 year anniversary of providing quality care in a welcoming, comfortable environment with state of the art technology. We're looking for an additional full time licensed dental hygienist to join our growing hygiene team in our Naperville location.  The Doctors and team of Naperville emphasis strong teamwork to achieve long lasting patient relationships all while having a little fun everyday as well.

The ideal candidate is excited about dentistry, has excellent communication skills, reliable and able to multitask in a fast-paced environment. Knowledge of Dentrix and Schick a plus. Evening and Saturday hours are required. 4-5 Days a week.

Benefits include Health and Vision insurance, Paid time off and Retirement plan

Please email your resume to ambera@vvdental.com

Go to vvdental.com for more information about our office.

Thank you,

Amber Allen- Office Manager

3103 111th Street Suite 131

Naperville IL 60564

630 904 5600

  • Full-time Dental Hygiene Faculty Member - Waukegan IL 

  • Posted February 7, 2020


    Instructor, Dental Hygiene

    The College of Lake County is currently searching for a full-time dental hygiene faculty member to be housed in the Biological & Health Sciences division. Responsibilities for this position include didactic and clinical instruction of first and second year dental hygiene students during daytime hours at our Lakeshore campus (Waukegan). The faculty member will participate in department, division, and general faculty meetings, serve on division and college committees, and participate in other forms of college service. Instructors are required to maintain ongoing professional development related to institutional and program objectives.

    Required Qualifications:

  • · Licensed Dental Hygienist in the state of Illinois. A minimum of 5 years of prior experience in dental hygiene practice.
  •    Master’s degree or currently enrolled in master’s degree program.
  • ·  A commitment to the community college mission and to working with diverse student populations. Demonstrated success and academic experiences with diverse populations and diverse teaching methods. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • ·  Ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desired Qualifications:

·  Bilingual in Spanish and English.

·  Willingness to complete training and teach online and blended learning.

Work Hours:

Variable. Fifteen (15) Load Hours and Ten (10) office Hours. Ability to teach days, evening and weekends as determined by the needs of the dental hygiene program in any given semester. Ability to teach on Lakeshore (Waukegan) campus (location of the College of Lake County Dental Hygiene Clinic).

Candidates can apply directly at: http://jobs.clcillinois.edu/postings/15036

FT Dental Hygienist position in Naperville:

Private practice looking for a team oriented, patient focused individual with strong interpersonal skills. Experience is preferred but will consider a recent graduate. Knowledge of Dentrix will be helpful but not a must.

Hours:  M 11-7, T 9-5, TH 9-5, F 9-5, Sat 9-2

Please send cover letter and resume to dentalavailability@yahoo.com

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