Dental hygienists and dental therapists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3222  ·  Browse All Occupations

Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed in dentists’ offices, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, government agencies and private industry. Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed by the federal government and the provincial governments to provide services in rural and remote communities.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Community Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygiene Technician
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist Technician
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental Therapist
  • Expanded Duty Dental Hygienist
  • Expanded Duty Dental Nurse
  • Licensed Dental Therapist
  • Orthodontic Hygienist
  • Periodontal Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Therapist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental Therapist
  • Hygienist

3 Active Job Posts for Dental hygienists and dental therapists

These companies are looking for dental hygienists and dental therapists right now:

Dental Asepsis Technician at Dr. William Muzzatti Dentistry ⋅ July 27, 2020 ⋅ Full Time ⋅ Company description Dental Office Job description Primary focus is the cleanliness and asepsis of the Dental Office environment. Constant cleaning

Part-Time Registered Dental Hygienist at Kijiji Jobs ⋅ July 25, 2020 ⋅ Part Time ⋅ Torchia Dental in Tecumseh Ontario is looking for a part-time Registered Dental Hygienist.The hours are:Wednesdays and Thursdays 9-5Fridays 9-3If you

Dental Hygienist Position Available at ⋅ July 21, 2020 ⋅ Part Time ⋅ Dental Hygienist required for part time position at our dental office located in Leamington. Position requires 2-4 days a week,

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Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for dental hygienists and dental therapists.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $43,576
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $48,338
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $46,693
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Sex

The following table details median income by sex for dental hygienists and dental therapists.

Sex Median Income
Male $48,151
Female $0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for dental hygienists and dental therapists

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 115
35 to 44 years 60
45 to 54 years 60
55 to 64 years 90
65 to 74 years 0
75 years and over 0
Total 355
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Industry

This chart outlines regional employment participation by industry for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated industry, or refer to the table below.

Industry Employed Individuals
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 0
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 0
Utilities 0
Construction 0
Manufacturing 0
Wholesale trade 0
Retail trade 0
Transportation and warehousing 0
Information and cultural industries 0
Finance and insurance 0
Real estate and rental and leasing 0
Professional, scientific and technical services 0
Management of companies and enterprises 0
Administrative and support, waste management and remediation services 0
Educational services 0
Health care and social assistance 345
Arts, entertainment and recreation 0
Accommodation and food services 10
Other services 0
Public administration 0
Not Applicable 0
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 185
Part Time 185
Total 370
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Sex

This chart outlines regional employment participation by sex for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated sex, or refer to the table below.

Sex Employed Individuals
Male 10
Female 360
Total 370
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 340
Self Employed 10
Total 350
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 345
Unemployed 10
Total 355
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for dental hygienists and dental therapists. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 0
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 10
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 300
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 10
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 55
Total 370
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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9 Local Employers That Hire Dental hygienists and dental therapists

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