Community Dental Partners

Hygiene Director

Full-Time in United States - Senior - Community Dental Partners

Dental Hygiene Director

Reports to: Clinical Director

Key Partnerships: Operations, Marketing, Human Resources, Compliance

Department: Operations

Salary: $70-90K DOE

Classification: Exempt

Status: Full Time

About this role: To build and support the strategic direction of dental hygiene-related programming and other organizational strategic initiatives, manage clinical administrative functions in the dental department and integrated services across departments, and provide clinical dental services.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Day-to-day direct supervision/coaching of dental hygienists, including hiring/firing authority and performance appraisals in coordination with the Clinical Director.
  • Oversight and maintenance of materials for orientation, education, and training of dental hygienists, for all aspects of hygiene-related activities in the organization.
  • Assure hygiene productivity and efficiency and evaluate hygiene clinical quality, making use of reporting data to drive decisions and strategies for quality assurance and quality improvement, working in partnership with Clinical Director and Operations Teams to implement strategies.
  • Support standardized practices across sites.
  • Partners with other Clinical Director and Operations Teams for appropriate management of risk management concerns and complaints involving the hygienist team, involving the Clinical Director as appropriate.

Departmental Leadership

  • In conjunction with the Clinical Director, stays abreast of guidelines and trends to provide oversight and continuous quality control of activities related to safety.
  • In partnership with Dental Operations Director, responsible for oversight, performance, and partnerships for outreach-based programs, including dental services.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with hygiene training programs for recruitment pipeline and to support progressive dental education in alignment with CDPS values and care standards.
  • Management of dental outreach activities in coordination with Clinical Director and Operations Teams including leadership and partnership on site-level integration with other lines of services as they relate to the Hygienist programs.
  • Maintains own administrative schedule as appropriate, leveraging administrative time to maintain optimal in-clinic FTE when possible or necessary.
  • Serves on committees across the organization as a representative of the dental department.

Strategic Leadership

  • Work in coordination with the Clinical Director and Operations Director to implement organizational and clinical strategic plans.
  • Effectively partners across the organization and departments to support organizational initiatives, including serving as an engaged representative for the dental department and CDP.

Clinical Practice

  • Keeps abreast of evidence-based practices and innovations related to the dental hygiene practice and scope of work (including, but not limited to, prevention, practice models, non-surgical periodontal care, etc.) and effectively advocate and integrates these practices in standard ways into CDPs dental program, ensuring that dental hygiene is an integral part of a forward-thinking and visionary dental program.
  • Exhibits positive leadership skills, actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of CDP, as well as strong communication skills, including willingness to grow and develop skills in motivational interviewing and shared decision-making.

Maintain a safe work environment:

  • Implement, review, apply and actively enforce the clinic’s safety policies.
  • Support the safety program by actively looking for opportunities to improve safety practices and evaluate staff for safety practices and ergonomic issues.
  • Discipline staff when safety policies are violated.


  • Knowledgeable of and compliant with all laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.
  • Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.
  • Cooperate fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance Policies.

Other duties and responsibilities, as required.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited School of Dental Hygiene.
  • Master’s degree or significant management and quality improvement experience preferred.
  • Possession of a current Texas license as a Registered Dental Hygienist.
  • A minimum of 5 years working as a Dental Hygienist is required.

Key Skills and Abilities, Characteristics of a good fit:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and innovative; highly adaptable to the dynamic business environment
  • High engagement; supportive of leadership and role model for company values and guiding behaviors
  • Strong demonstration of task completion and dedication to detail
  • Team Player and great interpersonal skills
  • Prompt and timely with work schedule
  • Amazing customer service skills, great at building relationships with new people.


  • 401(k)
  • Health Insurance (PPO/HSA)
  • Vision Insurance
  • Internal Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance (STD/LTD)
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
  • Career Growth Opportunities

Schedule and Location:

Monday- Friday - 75% onsite, 25% nationwide travel as needed.

One Location- Support Center

CDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Community Dental Partners is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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