Are you committed to providing efficient, quality dental care and teaching the value of oral health?  Would you like some flexibility with your schedule and not be driven by insurance or quotas? The Health District Family Dental Clinic is seeking a caring, friendly, and compassionate Dental Hygienist to join our busy public health clinic.  Join a team with a model that truly treats the patient and provides high-quality care to underserved populations, because everyone deserves a healthy smile!

Hiring Range and Status

  • $40 – $43 per hour
  • Position range is 20 – 40 hours per week (30+ hours per week is full benefits)
  • Indicate in your cover letter the number of hours you are interested in working between 20 – 40.

For full qualifications and responsibilities, please review the job description at www.healthdistrict.org/jobs.

Education and Experience

·Graduation from an accredited program in dental hygiene

·Active Colorado Dental Hygiene license in good standing

·Experience with prophylaxis, debridement, scaling and root planing, and local anesthesia.

·Experience in hygiene in a public health clinic and/or large volume uninsured patient panel is desired; however, training is provided.

·Bilingual (English/Spanish) is desired; however, not required. Support and translating tools are provided.

·Experience with an electronic dental record system, i.e., Dentrix is desired; however, training is provided.

Key Responsibilities

·Works in partnership to support a team of dedicated dentists in providing the highest standard of dental care to our patients.

·Provides care to residents of northern Larimer County who are unable to afford the full cost of care.

·Performs periodontal cleanings, prophylaxis, community screenings, and patient education.

Why work for us

Our mission is to enhance the health of our community. To achieve this, we provide health services and education that addresses the unmet needs and opportunities in our community.  We demonstrate dignity and respect for all people and focus on our employees, our clients, and our community.

·Our employees are supported and encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge through continuing education.

·We schedule based on our patient’s needs, not productivity.

·Opportunity to be active in the community through outreach events.

·Support from the hygiene team.

·Student Loan Forgiveness is available for qualifying borrowers.

We are committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The Health District does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion (creed), political beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws in employment, or in the admission or access to, treatment or participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs, services and activities.

We provide comprehensive benefits, including (100% or prorated portion) of the cost of medical, dental, low-cost vision, 401(a) and optional 457(b) retirement plans, 12 paid holidays, generous flexible paid time off, and employee wellness and recognition activities.

How to Apply

Provide a cover letter that details your professional experiences and how your qualifications align with this position.  Indicate in your cover letter the number of hours you are interested in working between 20 – 40 (30+ hours per week is full benefits).

·Submit your cover letter and resume, Attention:  Search Coordinator,

o   Mail: Health District of Northern Larimer County, 120 Bristlecone Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80524

o   Fax: 970-221-7165

o   Email to searchcoordinator@healthdistrict.org

Position will remain open until filled.

Must comply with infection control policies for this position. Requirements include providing documentation of MMR, Varicella, Tdap and Hep B (Hep B is optional, but strongly recommended) immunizations and compliance with tuberculosis training, screening, and testing on hire.

Join our organization and help us accomplish our goals and make a meaningful impact in our community!

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About Health District of Northern Larimer County


The Health District is a public health agency that provides residents of northern Larimer County with dental, mental health and preventive health services, in addition to connecting people to more affordable prescription and health insurance options.

Products and services:

·         Sliding-fee and Medicaid dental services

·         Prescription Assistance

·         Sliding-fee mental health counseling and mental health referrals

·         Low-cholesterol screening

·         Quit tobacco counseling

·         Assistance with low-cost health insurance options

·         Online health information resource

Divisions and departments:

·         Advanced Care Planning Team

·         Family Dental Clinic

·         Health Promotion

·         Integrated Primary Care/Mental Health Program

·         Larimer Health Connect

·         Mental Health Connections


The Health District is viewed as a cutting-edge, model public health agency in many areas, from its collection and use of local health statistics to its commitment to collaborative community problem solving around mental health and dental care.


Joseph Jabaily Public Health Hero Award
Larimer County Department of Health and Environment

Silver Well Workplace Award
Fort Collins Well City Task Force

Spirit of Giving Award
United Way of Larimer County

National Bike Challenge (for workplaces with 100-499 employees)
League of American Bicyclists

Silver Level Bike Friendly Business designation
League of American Bicyclists

Best News/Talk Show Host or Team in a Major Market for “Community at Work” radio show
Colorado Broadcasters Association

Silver Spotlight Award for Health District Compass Newsletter
League of American Communications Professionals

Gold Level Bike Friendly Business designation
League of American Bicyclists

Nonprofit Collaboration of the Year Award (with Homeward Alliance)
BizWest Media

Future of company:

Health District strategic priorities are determined by a publicly elected board of directors based on a variety of information, including data from a triennial community health survey.


The Health District is a gap-filling agency that is not in competition with other organizations. However, it does partner with many other local entities, including the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment, Poudre Valley Hospital/University of Colorado Health, SummitStone Health Partners and others.

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