Dental Hygienist

by Caitlyn 8th hour

Career Tasks

  • Clean patients teeth
  • Examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of desease
  • Educate patients on oral hygiene
  • Take and develope x-rays
  • Take dental diagnostic x-rays

Working Conditions

  • Dentist offices
  • Most assistants work the office hours that the dentist rovides
  • Most work a 40 hour week
  • May have to work evenings and weekends
  • Protective wear is required to prevent the spread of disease

Degree/Training Required

A bachelor's degree or vocational training is required.

My Yearly Salary Range

$33,550 - $85,730

More Info.

If a patient cannot clean his teeth, no dentist can clean them for him.

-Martin H. Fischer