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Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene

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Career Options in Dental Hygiene


The professional who offers preliminary advice about your teeth and its health holds the position of dental hygienist. They are different from a dentist though they have a somewhat similar job of treating your teeth. They will conduct initial tests, detect diseases and give you tips on how to maintain the quality of oral health.


In order to start your career as a dental hygienist, you have to obtain an associate or equivalent degree from any dental college. After graduating, one needs to procure a license from the health department for practising. Internship, medical practices and assisting reputed doctors will hone your skills and you will be able to flourish.


  • The obvious career choice is to become a licensed medical practitioner. The tasks that you have to perform as a dental hygienist are as follows:-
  • You have to take x-rays, assess reports and prepare them for further treatment.
  • Synchronise the medical reports, help the dentist with anaesthesia.
  • Enlighten patients on oral health; educate them about the ways of taking care of their teeth.
  • Cleaning the teeth, disinfecting your mouth or administering painkillers in case of extreme pain.
  • This is the job outlook if you are placed with any medical fraternity. If you want, you can serve independently in schools, health camps, institutions or government medical schemes or programmes.
  • People who are more aligned to studies can opt for higher education and can turn into a clinical tutor. After completing your graduation, try to pursue a master degree or PhD and you may be appointed as a professor. Many educational researches require fellows who have depth in this particular subject. So this avenue can also be explored.
  • You may also turn into a marketing professional. Toothpaste and toothbrush brands recruit dental hygienists to improve their products.

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