Dental Hygienists earn an average salary of ££30,380 or an average of £27.33 per hour, with a bonus of up to £983.
Pay by Experience Level for Dental Hygienists
The entry-level, years of experience and the average salary for Dental Hygienists are as follow:
- Entry-level Dental Hygienists with less than one year experience earn £24.86 (bonus, overtime pay, and tips are included).
- Early-career Dental Hygienists with 1-4 years of experience can expect to earn £25.71.
- Mid-career Dental Hygienists with 5-9 years of experience will pocket £27.77.
- Experienced Dental Hygienists with 10-19 years of experience will make £27.89.
- Late career Dental Hygienists with more than twenty years experience can look forward to a total average of £30 compensation.
Essential Skills for Dental Hygienists
Patient Education, Oral / Verbal Communication, Periodontics, and Anesthesia are some of the most popular skills for Dental Hygienists.
How Become a Dental Hygienist?
To become a dental hygienist in the United Kingdom, you need to obtain a medical degree and hold an entry-level dental license in the UK. You will also need to complete a dental hygiene diploma course to be adequately qualified. This certificate will be valid for three years from the date of its issuance.
What Do Dental Hygienists Do?
Dental Hygienists are employed to diagnose oral and dental conditions.
Besides, they may be called upon to provide preventive treatment of oral and dental diseases including infection, injury, illness, impaction and inflammation, tooth decay, gum disease, periodontal disease, oral cancer, dental caries, dental implants, treatment of trauma and general oral care.