Dental Hygienist Job Description
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Requirements and Responsibilities For Dental Hygienist
Under the direct supervision of a dentist, cleans calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments. Feels lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer. Feels and visually examines gums for sores and signs of disease. May provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children. May conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist. May require an Associate's degree or its equivalent and 2-4 years of experience and is licensed as a dental hygienist. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to a dentist. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
Also Referred to as: Dental Hygienist
Similar Jobs:  Industrial Hygienist, Dental Assistant
Level of Education:  Dental Hygienist Salaries with a High School Diploma or Technical Certificate, Dental Hygienist Salaries with an Associate's Degree, Dental Hygienist Salaries with a Bachelor's Degree, Dental Hygienist Salaries with a Master's Degree or MBA, Dental Hygienist Salaries with a JD, MD, PhD or Equivalent
Categories:  Healthcare -- Technicians
Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare,
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