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DENTAL HYGIENIST: People's Teeth Can Be Dirty!

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Judy is a Dental Hygienist. Judy regularly works with patients and their families on their teeth. She tells us what she does on a typical day, the schooling that she went through and what she wish she knew before starting her career.

School: University of Southern California
Degree: Biology
Job Title: Dental Hygienist

Job Summary: Dental Hygienists

Job Description

Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for oral diseases such as gingivitis, and provide other preventative dental care. They also educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health.

On-the-Job Training


Certification Requirement
Required by an accredited dental hygiene program

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$45,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
30 to 40 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Physically demanding, Outdoor, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Empathy, Likes working with hands, People skills, Strength/stamina, Technical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Associate degree
Bachelor's degree
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