By: Kaitlyn Williams
Dental Hygienists clean teeth and teach clients how to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
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.May work full time or part time.
Earn $69,050 per year
Preparation and Training
Have a high school diploma or equivalent, complete a dental hygiene program, and pass a state licensing exam.
Important Skills and Abilities
Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Listen to others and ask questions. Concentrate and not be distracted while performing a task. Judge the costs and benefits of a possible action. Develop rules that group items in various ways.
Recommended core classes and electives
Math and Science are two recommended core classes. Some electives would be Dental Assisting, Safety and First Aid, & Dental Hygiene.
Duties of Dental Hygienist