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Dental Hygienists

Job Information

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.


  • A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school and a State license are required for this job.
  • Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations.
  • Job prospects are expected to be favorable in most areas, but strong competition for jobs is likely in some areas.
  • About half of all dental hygienists work part time, and flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $69,280/yr ($34.64/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Associates Degree