Kristen Salisbury Heartland Dental supported hygienist
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Dental Hygienist

Festus Family Dentistry is looking to add a hygienist to our team! Location: 1518 Parkway West, Festus, Missouri 63028 Position Type: Full-time or Part-time Work Hours: Monday: 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 7:45 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 6:45 AM - 2:00 PM One Friday a month: 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM Compensation: $42 - $50 per hour

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Supported Practice:
Festus Family Dentistry
Dental Hygienist
1518 Pkwy West, Festus, MO 63028
$38.28 - $48.13 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

About the Role: Festus Family Dentistry is expanding, and we are on the lookout for a talented Dental Hygienist to join our dynamic team. Whether you're seeking full-time or part-time opportunities, we have a place for you. Our ideal candidate is not only skilled in dental hygiene but also possesses exceptional interpersonal skills, a strong belief in periodontal health, and a passion for patient education.


Ideal Candidate Qualities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with a knack for putting patients at ease
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with team members
  • Strong belief in periodontal health and preventive dental care
  • Proficiency in patient education to promote oral hygiene
  • Commitment to providing exceptional care and service

Cultural Preview of the Office/Team: At Festus Family Dentistry, we foster a collaborative, energetic, and fun work environment. Our team is goal-oriented and hard-working, dedicated to providing top-notch dental care to our patients. We believe in supporting each other and celebrating successes together.


Additional Information: Our office is bustling with activity, and our dentist is highly driven to provide the best possible care to our patients. We are seeking a candidate who is looking for a long-term commitment and is eager to grow with us over the next 5+ years.


If you're ready to join a thriving dental practice where you can make a difference in patients' lives and grow both personally and professionally, we want to hear from you!


We look forward to welcoming you to the Festus Family Dentistry team!

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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