Dental Hygienists

Job Description

Dental hygienists clean teeth and remove stains and deposits from teeth. They look at teeth and gums for signs of disease. They educate patients on brushing and flossing, take and develop X-rays, and apply fluoride or sealants on teeth and help keep the dental equipment in good working order and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.

Academic Requirements

An associate’s degree is the typical level of education for these professionals; a state license is also required.

Dental Hygienists
$60-100
Thousand
Average
Salary
High
Patient
Interaction
14.32%
Job
Growth
 
Low
Blood
Interaction
Associate's Degree or Certificate
Education
Required

Schools

Vatterott College – Springfield Branch

3850 South Campbell
Springfield, 65807

Missouri College

1405 South Hanley Road
Brentwood, 63144
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