Dental Hygienists

As a dental hygienist, you are an integral part of a dental office’s team. You are passionate about oral health and love to help patients achieve brilliant smiles. Heartland Dental supported hygiene providers are well-versed in the latest preventive dental care and always seek to grow their skills and knowledge through continuing education. And you'll work alongside an expert dental team while advancing your career.

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PTO / Holidays

Vacations, sick leave, and mental health days are critical. Supported practices choose to observe six paid holidays annually and allow all full-time team members to accrue at least two weeks of paid time off per year.

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Health, Vision & Dental

Excellent dental care is (of course) part of the Heartland Dental benefits package for hygiene providers. It extends to your family as well. Heartland Dental and our supported practices also offer several health plans, as well as prescription, vision, and life insurance coverage.

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Financial Benefits

We want supported hygienists to thrive and stay with the Heartland Dental support network for the long haul. We offer guaranteed base salaries, clear tracks for promotion, bonus opportunities, access to flexible spending accounts for dependent care, and Traditional and Roth 401(k) plans.

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Work-Life Balance

Doing your best work for your patients is rewarding, but there’s also more to life than your career. At Heartland Dental, we strive to create an environment that encourages you to thrive inside the office and out. Our teams work hard and play hard, so we offer annual incentives, including the chance to win prizes and trips.

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Want to learn more, but not quite ready to apply? Let’s talk about opportunities that match your career goals.

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Success Story

“I get access to technology and education, with the ability to feel professionally secure.”

Kari Cross

Heartland Dental Supported Hygienist

“Before, I was trying to balance what was best for my career and my patients. Now with Heartland Dental’s administrative support, I feel like I can do both. They support me, and my patients, with technology and education. And I can feel secure in my profession. It’s been a blessing.”

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Career Growth

Continuing Education

As a member of our dental hygienist community, you will have access to resources only an industry leader can provide. Beyond 200+ hours of continuing education credits, we offer dedicated mentoring programs, leadership training, and opportunities to develop into management or support office roles.

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Treatment Planning

Hygienist-Dentist Partnership

As the providers in a dental office, it is vital for dentists and hygienists to work towards shared goals. When they do, the entire office thrives. Our proprietary Treatment Plan for PredictabilitySM helps define expectations, working styles, and stress triggers to create a better working environment.

Download this FREE partnership worksheet.

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Giving Back


When you join the Heartland Dental family, you’ll discover rewarding new opportunities to support your community. From sponsoring the local tee-ball team to Free Dentistry Days, Heartland Dental supported offices are committed to giving back to the people and places around them. And as a hygiene provider, you’ll make a direct impact on community health and well-being.

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Dental Hygiene Students

Are you a student or recent graduate ready to start your career? Mapping your journey can be a daunting task, but at Heartland Dental, our campus recruiters are here to make it easy. From leadership summits and interview prep workshops to doctor mentorship programs and resources you need to thrive personally and professionally, we support you through it all.

Success Story

“I've grown as a hygienist and a mentor and have so many avenues for my career to grow.”

Sheetal Patel

Heartland Dental Supported Hygienist

“I’m lucky to be part of the Heartland Dental family through my work at a supported office. I’ve grown not just as a hygienist, but as a mentor. And they’ve opened doors to other avenues for my career.”

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In The Heartland

Take your professional career to the next level with the latest news, trends, insights, and perspectives in the dental industry.

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  • 3 Trends That Will Shape the Future of Dentistry
    by Lori S Hall CDA, LDH, Sr. Hygiene Director of Operations on January 25, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Dentistry is one of the most exciting spaces within healthcare. The industry is evolving rapidly, and practitioners need to work hard to stay informed of changes across technology, patient expectations of their dental experience, how practices communicate with patients and team members, and more.

  • How to Build Stronger Provider Partnerships + FREE Worksheet
    by Heartland Dental on December 9, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    Learn why the hygienist-dentist partnership is critical to oral health and office success, and how you can strengthen your partnerships. From outside the dental industry, many may not understand the partnership between dentists and hygienists. To most, dental hygienists are the people who clean our teeth, and nothing more. However, in reality, a high-functioning dental office knows that a hygienist’s role is much more than that. Hygienists are providers, and when utilized to the fullest capacity, they are periodontal therapists—they use their education and skills to support the whole patient, and the patient’s whole health. 

  • What is the Job Outlook for Dental Hygienists?
    by Heartland Dental on April 15, 2021 at 12:30 pm

    One thing is certain: Dentistry is a growth field.  And even in a solo practice, dentists don’t work alone: Dental hygienists provide many of the critical services (like cleanings, x-rays, and periodontal maintenance) that patients need for optimal dental health. In fact, most patients spend far more time with their hygienists than they do the dentist when they come in for their cleanings.