The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $26.65 per hour.
The average pay for a Dental Hygienist is $53,981 per year.
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Job Description for Dental Hygienist
Dental hуgіеnіsts perform a number of duties within a dental office. They are responsible for cleaning teeth, looking for signs of oral disease in patients, and providing education and preventative care. Specific tasks performed by dental hygienists include сlеаning stаіns and plaque buildup on teeth, сlеаning undеr аnd аrоund the gums, sеаrсhing fоr іndісаtоrs оf оrаl disease such as swеllіng, and applying dental prophylaxis, sealants, and topical fluorides as required. They also educate patients on oral care and hygiene such as on flossing, brushing and diet. Additionally, dental hygienists help dentists and other professionals in their office in tasks such as taking radiographs, assisting during dental procedures and making impressions of teeth. Some dental hygienists work for orthodontists and provide care specific to orthodontic patients and procedures.Read More...
Common requirements for dental hygienists include a degree from an accredited dental hygiene program, as well as state licensing as a dental hygienist and previous experience. Dental hygienists must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as they work with patients and dental colleagues on a daily basis. They should also be able to multitask, keep appropriate records and stay well organized. Some light lifting may be required in this role. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
Dental Hygienist Tasks
- Teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
- Remove soft and hard deposits from teeth.
- Record the presence of diseases or abnormalities.
- Examine patients teeth and gums.