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Career Information

What You Will Do

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head and neck for signs of oral disease. You may also educate patients about oral hygiene, take and develop radiographs or apply fluoride or sealants.

Typical Job Title

  • Dental hygienist

Salary Range & Job Outlook

To learn more, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook for Dental Hygienists.


  • Dental offices
  • Hospitals
  • Dental supply companies
  • Public health organizations
  • Schools
  • Nursing homes

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