Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

For the career of a dental hygienist, you need to have a have a high school diploma or GED, complete a dental hygiene program and pass a state licensing exam.

In a typical work setting, dental hygienists,

Have a high level of social contact. They work closely with clients and coworkers. Are always exposed to diseases and infections from their contact with clients. Must fully complete and be exact in their work. Errors could seriously endanger the health of patients and may work full time or part time.

A pacient being treated by a Dental Hygienist

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