Dental Hygiene Baccalaureate
Dental Hygiene Careers
Dental hygienists are health care professionals who detect, prevent and treat diseases of the mouth.
The dental hygienist works as a team member with dentists and dental assistants.
Dental hygienists are in great demand and the salaries are excellent.
Most dental hygienists work as clinicians in a dental practice, but there are many opportunities to work in other settings such as: administrator or manager, educator, researcher, consumer advocate, and public health.
Dental Hygienists may work in a variety of settings including:
- Private Dental Office
- Military Base
- School System
- Dental Supply Company
- University or Research Center
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Long-term Health Care Facility
- Government Agency
- Another Country
For more information on dental hygiene careers, licensure, and accredited Dental Hygiene Programs, consult the American Dental Hygienists' Association