Dental Hygienists

A dental hygienist performs prophylactic dental work such as cleaning, polishing and applying sodium fluoride to teeth. They perform examinations and may chart dental defects. Dental Hygienists may implement dental health surveys, provide educational materials on maintaining good oral health, and educate patients on the relationship between diet and oral health, proper selection of a toothbrush, or techniques on brushing and flossing.

Education required:

A Dental Hygienist must have a license approved by the New York State Education Department, and either one year experience in public or school health; or a bachelor's degree in Dental Hygiene or Health Education.

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