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Perio hygienist

Do hygienist that work in a periodontal office tend to make more per hour than one who works in a general dentist office? If so how much more?



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I would think the hygienist that work at a Perio office would make around the same amount as in the general office. Each state is different with benefits and pay range. I’ve never compared salaries with my friends that work in Perio though.

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I have worked in both settings. My experience was that I made more in a perio office. The work is definitely more involved since you are seeing periodontal patients that have been referred from general practice. Lots of subgingival scaling and root planing. I stayed in that setting for 5 years until my body just couldn’t take anymore. After a few months off I went back to general practice working only half days. I make approximately $4 less and hour now. Money is not everything since my practicing days have been shortened.

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