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Dental Hygienist
Location:Bellingham, WA

Unity Care NW is a private, non-profit, federally qualified health center that’s been proudly and successfully serving the greater Bellingham area since 1982. With clinics located in Bellingham & Ferndale, WA, we offer comprehensive primary medical, behavioral health, and dental care as well as pharmacy services to a diverse and often underserved patient population of all ages. Employing over 250 caring and compassionate employees, our purpose is to increase the years of healthy life in the people & communities we serve.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • New facility with digital x-ray

  • Current using Dentrix and Dexis

Ideal Candidate Offers:

  • AS or BS in Dental Hygiene.

  • Two (2) years’ experience preferred, especially in a community or public health setting. 

  • Experience working with adults and underserved populations, a plus.

  • Current Washington State Dental Hygienist License with no actions taken.

  • Current BLS Certification required.

  • General knowledge of basic dental policies & procedures and oral health issues, especially regarding oral hygiene.

  • Competent general office skills such as computers (Dentrix; and MS Office, including Outlook, Word & Excel), faxes, telephones, and copy machines. 

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work load.

  • Ability to maintain effective and positive professional working relationships with staff and patients at all times. 

  • Ability to understand and respond effectively and with sensitivity to special population groups served by UCNW.  Special populations groups include those defined by race, ethnicity, language, age, sex, sexual orientation, economic standing, & others.

We Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package

  • Generous paid time off benefit with six paid holidays

  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance

  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match after 1 year of eligibility

  • Alternative transportation benefit

  • Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) which, if awarded, provides tax free funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2-year commitment (view the details at

  • Eligible to apply for loan repayment through the Washington Student Achievement Council which, if awarded, provides funds to pay towards eligible student loans for a 2 or 3-year commitment (view the details at

Live in a community consistently rated one of the most desirable in the USA! Bellingham, a popular university & retirement community of 80,000 nestled on Bellingham Bay at the foot of the Cascade Mountains. Just a short distance from Seattle, Vancouver BC, and the San Juan Islands, Whatcom County houses several charming small towns. Enjoy all the area has to offer: 

  • Small Town or City Living (Unique Shops, Local Festivals, Farmers Markets, Berry Picking, & Community Events)

  • Cultural Activities (Theater, Music, Independent Films, Museums, Art Studios, & Diverse Local Restaurants)

  • Recreational & Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Biking, Skiing, Snow Boarding, Fishing, Sailing, Kayaking, & Camping)

  • Excellent Schools (University, Community College, Technical School, & Outstanding K-12 Educational Systems)

To apply for this rewarding opportunity and truly make a difference in the community, please visit the Careers section of our web site at

For more information contact: Karla Lacktorin, Healthcare & Professional Recruiter, or 360-296-7121. To learn more about Bellingham, visit