Kristen Salisbury Heartland Dental supported hygienist
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Dental Hygienist

Associated Family Dental Care is seeking a full-time Dental Hygienist to join our dynamic team and be part of something truly special! Are you ready to embark on a smile-filled adventure in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky? About Us: At Associated Family Dental Care, we're not just about cleaning teeth - we're all about building connections, creating smiles, and fostering a family atmosphere that's as warm and welcoming as a freshly baked batch of cookies! Our office is fast-paced, goal-oriented, and filled with hard-working individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in our patients' lives. The Gig: As a Dental Hygienist with us, you'll be the shining star who keeps our patients' smiles bright and healthy. From routine cleanings to providing top-notch oral hygiene education, your days will be jam-packed with excitement and fulfillment. Plus, with our daily bonus opportunities, you'll have even more reasons to celebrate your hard work and dedication! Schedule: Tuesday 8am - 5pm, Wednesday 8am - 5pm, Thursday 10am - 7pm, Friday 8am - 2pm

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Supported Practice:
Associated Family Dental Care
Dental Hygienist
2134 Nicholasville Rd, #7, Lexington, KY 40503
$35.40 - $44.96 per hour

As a clinical provider and patient advocate, you’ll be given all the resources you need to provide exceptional care, while expanding your clinical skillset. You’ll work in an environment that encourages full clinical autonomy, backed by the ability to tap into a hygiene mentor program.

About This Office

What We're Looking For:

  • A team player with a heart of gold and a smile to match
  • A passion for helping others and making a positive impact in their lives
  • A knack for staying cool under pressure in our fast-paced environment
  • A commitment to excellence and a drive to achieve your goals
  • A warm and welcoming demeanor that puts our patients at ease from the moment they walk through the door

Perks of the Job:

  • A competitive compensation package, including a sign-on bonus of $3,000 and hourly pay ranging from $37 to $44
  • Daily bonus opportunities to reward your hard work and dedication
  • Full-time benefits package, including health insurance, vision coverage, paid time off (PTO), 401(k) retirement savings plan, and much more!
  • A connected team that feels more like family than coworkers, where every day is filled with laughter, support, and camaraderie!

How to Apply:

If you're ready to join our amazing team and embark on a journey filled with smiles, laughter, and endless opportunities for growth and fulfillment, we want to hear from you! Let's make magic happen together!


Note: Experience is preferred, but we're also open to welcoming enthusiastic new grads who are eager to learn and grow!

Benefits from Your Supported Practice

  • Paid Holidays and Time Off

  • Regional Mentors

  • Health Insurance
    with Free Virtual Care

  • Sponsored Continuing Education Opportunities

  • Bonus Program

  • Health, Vision, Dental, & Life Benefits

  • Fitness and
    Mental Wellness Programs

  • Discounted Scrubs, Fitness Plans, and More

Growth Stories

“I joined a Heartland supported practice with 15 years of Dental experience. While my past jobs helped grow my technical skills, Heartland invested time in growing my personal and leadership skills. I knew I could go farther than my previous offices took me. But never in my wildest dreams could I picture being where I am today!” 
Wendi Knight Hygiene Recruiter
  • 2022 Joined Talent Acquisition as a Hygiene Recruiter
  • 2019 Attended Bell Leadership Academy course taught personally by Founder Dr. Gerald Bell
  • 2014 New hire mentor and Patient Communications course instructor
  • 2012 Regional Hygiene Mentor
  • 2011 Partnered with Doctor and practice to open a new, or De Novo, office
  • 2010 Facilitator of Hygiene Mastery and Board of Dentistry courses
  • 2009 Joined as a dental hygienist in a Heartland Dental supported office
Wendi Knight
“I was able to attend classes on how to communicate with patients. That’s something I wasn’t taught in hygiene school.” 
Eunice Valdez Heartland Dental supported hygienist
  • 2022 Hygiene course facilitator, rejoined Hygiene Mentor team
  • 2016-2020 Served as a Hygiene Mentor
  • 2013 Joined as a dental hygienist in a Heartland Dental supported office
Eunice Valdez
“It is inspiring to know that Heartland Dental sees people as their most important asset. I am proud to be part of such an incredible network of talented people in a culture molded by humility, desire to achieve, gratitude, and mutual respect.” 
Janoa Hayes Hygiene Training Developer
  • 2017 Hygiene Training Developer, creating online continuing education for supported hygienists
  • 2016 Heartland Dental Fundamentals course instructor for clinical mentors, doctors and team members
  • 2014 Senior Hygiene Mentor supporting six regions; speaker at Provider Orientation
  • 2010 Lead Hygiene Mentor supporting three regions
  • 2006 Regional Hygiene Mentor, public speaker, and educator
  • 2000 Joined as a dental hygienist in a Heartland Dental supported office
Janoa Hayes
“I constantly have opportunities to attend courses to improve my leadership skills, to communicate with my teammates, and to improve my dental knowledge so I can treat my patients with the highest level of care.” 
Indira Tapia Heartland Dental supported hygienist
  • 2023 “Hygiene from the Heart” speaker to 2022 Hygiene Director's Club honorees
  • 2022 Served as a Stationary Hygiene Mentor
  • 2019 Joined as a dental hygienist in a Heartland Dental supported office
Indira Tapia


  • Current dental hygienist license and an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene (where required)
  • Excellent working knowledge of dentistry, dental hygiene procedures, dental patient screening and medical history documentation
  • CPR Certification

Preferred Experience

  • Experience using Velscope, Diagnodent, digital scanner, digital x-rays and electronic medical record systems
  • Desire to continue learning and grow clinical skills to meet needs of patients and provide preventative care and overall maintenance of patients’ dental health
  • Clinical needs as required by office

Heartland Dental

Heartland Dental provides exceptional service to more than 20,000 team members across 38 states and over 1,700 offices. Cementing itself as the largest, and still one of the fastest growing, Dental Support Organizations in the United States.

Each Heartland Dental supported office is unique to the community and the patients they serve. Supported doctors are the leaders of their practice and set forth their own clinical care philosophies. But all our partners are united by a common goal: delivering the highest quality dental care and experience.

At Heartland Dental, we welcome people from all walks of life to join in that goal. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and committed to living our core values by providing equal opportunity for all applicants and team members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable law. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to join our team.

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