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Hygienist, Dental – Registered & Dental Assistant

Kaiser Permanente
Hillsboro, Oregon
Closing date
Dec 8, 2022

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Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist
Contract Type
Job Type
Full Time

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Hygienist, Dental – Registered – Various Locations

Hillsboro, Oregon – Job #1128471


The Registered Dental Hygienist directs oral hygiene care for KPDCP members including comprehensive prevention, maintenance, therapeutic dental treatment and/or restorative services. The RDH educates members of their oral status, motivating them to achieve and maintain optimum oral health.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited dental hygiene program with a minimum of an Associate's degree in applied science.
  • Current Oregon OR Washington Dental Hygiene license in state where assigned required upon hire/transfer.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers required upon hire/transfer.
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) required prior to employment start date.
  • Local anesthesia endorsement (Oregon Dental Hygiene license only - this endorsement is included in the Washington State Dental Hygiene license) required upon hire/transfer.
  • Alloy polishing credentials.
  • Denture relines credentials.
  • Place and finish restoration credentials.
  • Nitrous oxide credentials and equipment knowledge.
  • Required by state of Washington.
  • X-ray equipment - Daily.
  • Ultrasonic scalers - Daily for deposit removal.
  • Handpieces - Daily for polishing teeth and fillings. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of clinical experience.
  • Pit & fissure experience.
  • Local anesthesia experience.
  • Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment.
  • Basic computer skills.


Dental Assistant – Various Locations

Portland, Oregon – Job #1128472


Provide direct support to dentists, hygienists, denturists and other provider personnel in the delivery of dental care and service within a Kaiser Permanente dental office.


Basic Qualifications:

  • One (1) year experience as a dental assistant or a graduate from an ADA accredited dental assisting program or a nine (9) month dental assisting program with externship that has been pre-approved. 
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Current Oregon Certificate of Dental Radiological Proficiency upon hire.
  • Oregon EFDA (Expanded Functions Dental Assistant) certification within 90 days of hire date.
  • Pit and Fissure Sealant certification within 6 months of hire date.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers within 90 day of hire date.
  • The individual applicant for this position must demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the individual performing the selection interview, the following qualifications if he or she is to be selected. Furthermore, consistent with the fact that these qualifications are required for selection, they then must be satisfactorily maintained by the individual as a condition of continued employment.
  • Demonstrated competence in four-handed dentistry technique.
  • Satisfactory level of knowledge and proficiency in use of current dental materials, instruments and equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow instructions and work effectively under both direct and indirect supervision.
  • Well organized in use of time and effort.
  • Demonstrated capacity to act in a professionally courteous manner when interacting with patients, providers and other employees.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • Final candidate is required to pass a clinical pre-employment skills test.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of sterilization and infection control equipment.



For immediate consideration, please visit for complete qualifications and job submission details, referencing the above job numbers.


Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.


This position supports Kaiser Permanente’s code of conduct and compliance by adhering to all laws and regulations, accreditation and licensure requirements, and internal policies and procedures.




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