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Dental Hygienists

Clean teeth, examine patients for dental problems, and provide other preventive dental care.

Quick Facts

Wages:

Well above the statewide median
$35.19 / hour    Read more about wages

Outlook:

Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  11.9%    Read more about outlook

Education:

Associate's degree is typical for entry. National Data

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Treat dental problems or diseases.
  • Record patient medical histories.
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Job Title Examples:

Hygienist
Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

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