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Dental Hygienist

What does a dental hygienist do?

A dental hygienist is actually able to do many things then just clean teeth and check ups every six months. Dental hygienist can teach children how to brush their teeth, how to prevent cavities and why they are bad. They even get to do x-rays of a patient's mouth.

Did you know?

Did you know that if you are a dental hygienist you can assist the dentist in performing oral surgery?

How does this career benefit society?

This job helps to teach you at a young age how to keep your mouth healthy and clean at a young age. This helps to prevent mouth pain and odor when you get older.

Education requirement and skills needed.

You have to work well with others, be positive, out going, compassionate, with an ability to explain complex ideas in simple language.

Annual salary

$71,520 every year

Much faster than average (21% more) (in demand)

companies that hire in this field.

  • Bright now! Dental
  • ETS dental
  • U.S. Army