Dental hygienist jobs: excellent job prospects

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The main job of the dental hygienist is to provide dental care services and teach their patients the techniques of practicing good oral hygiene. The dental hygienists check out the teeth and gums for any kind of disease. Cleaning, scaling and root plucking are some of the common tasks which the dental hygienist performs.

The need and demand of the dental hygienists is going to increase day by day and hence opting for dental careers is not a bad option. There are number of dental jobs or dentistry jobs opportunities and it is expected that the demand of such jobs will never decrease. The job opportunities in is field will grow day by day and therefore it is not expected that such occupation will ever have any downfall.

Education and training:

In order to make dental careers, the people must have a high school diploma and a common entrance test score as they are a must for admission in any dental hygiene program. The high school students who are looking forward to become a dental hygienist should take up courses in the stream of biology, chemistry and mathematics. Some dental program even accepts students who have completed at least one year of college but should be able to meet the specific entrance requirements of the program.

An associate degree or a certificate in dental hygiene is enough in order to start the practice at any private dental office. A bachelor’s or master’s degree is also required if the person if the person wants to become a teacher or researcher.


The dental hygienist needs to have a proper handiness as they have to use various instruments within the patient’s mouth. The accuracy of the dentists should be perfect and they cannot afford to make any mistakes.

Employment outlook:

The need and demand of the dental jobs are great as the number of jobs supersedes the number of hygienists. The dental job or dentistry job prospects are surely going to remain excellent as this occupation is one of the fastest growing occupations. It is expected that the employment for dental hygienist will grow more 30% till the end of 2016. This need and demand will be great because of the growth of population, need of people for a proper dental care and older people retaining more teeth etc.

Job prospects:

The job prospects for dental hygienists are going to remain excellent as the work load of the dentists is increasing day by day and hence the need of the dental hygienist arises. To meet the rising demand in the market such hygienists are hired in order to perform preventive dental care services that have been performed by the dentists in the past. As the need and demand increase the dentists will hire more of such people so that the dentists can handle more complex process, handing out the basic jobs like cleaning to the hygienists.


As per the survey of May 2006 the hourly earnings of the dental hygienist may range anywhere between ‘$25 to $40’. The earnings may vary based on the geographic location, experience etc. The payment made to the dental hygienists may be hourly, daily, monthly or even on commission basis. The amount of money earned by them may also depend on the popularity and the number of patients visiting them every day.

Therefore, people should not be worried about their oral care as there are number of dentists and dental hygienists available.
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