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29-2021.00    Dental Hygienists   Bright Outlook Bright Outlook  

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  • Dental Hygienists

Alternate Occupation Titles

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist, Mobile Coordinator
  • Dental Nurse
  • Instructor of Clinical Dental Hygiene
  • Pediatric Dental Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)
  • Registered Dental Hygienist, Part Time Clinical Faculty


  • Apply fluorides or other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.
  • Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.
  • Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.
  • Conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist.
  • Maintain dental equipment and sharpen and sterilize dental instruments.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust dental devices or appliances to ensure fit.
  • Treat dental problems or diseases.