Dental Hygienists: Persons trained in an accredited school or dental college and licensed by the state in which they reside to provide dental prophylaxis under the direction of a licensed dentist.Dental Assistants: Individuals who assist the dentist or the dental hygienist.Dental Staff: Personnel who provide dental service to patients in an organized facility, institution or agency.Fees, Dental: Amounts charged to the patient as payer for dental services.Dentists: Individuals licensed to practice DENTISTRY.Dental Offices: The room or rooms in which the dentist and dental staff provide care. Offices include all rooms in the dentist's office suite.Dental Auxiliaries: Personnel whose work is prescribed and supervised by the dentist.Practice Management, Dental: The organization and operation of the business aspects of a dental practice.Dental Care: The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).Professional Autonomy: The quality or state of being independent and self-directing, especially in making decisions, enabling professionals to exercise judgment as they see fit during the performance of their jobs.Insurance, Dental: Insurance providing coverage for dental care.Education, Dental: Use for articles concerning dental education in general.General Practice, Dental: Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.Dental Health Services: Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.Dental Instruments: Hand-held tools or implements especially used by dental professionals for the performance of clinical tasks.Dental Equipment: The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)Halitosis: An offensive, foul breath odor resulting from a variety of causes such as poor oral hygiene, dental or oral infections, or the ingestion of certain foods.Financial Management: The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Education, Continuing: Educational programs designed to inform individuals of recent advances in their particular field of interest. They do not lead to any formal advanced standing.Delegation, Professional: The process of assigning duties to a subordinate with lesser qualifications.Tobacco Use Cessation: Ending the TOBACCO habits of smoking, chewing, or snuff use.Dentist's Practice Patterns: Patterns of practice in dentistry related to diagnosis and treatment.Students, Health Occupations: Individuals enrolled in a school or formal educational program in the health occupations.Schools, Dental: Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.Students, Dental: Individuals enrolled a school of dentistry or a formal educational program in leading to a degree in dentistry.Private Practice: Practice of a health profession by an individual, offering services on a person-to-person basis, as opposed to group or partnership practice.Dental Caries: Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.Professional Practice: The use of one's knowledge in a particular profession. It includes, in the case of the field of biomedicine, professional activities related to health care and the actual performance of the duties related to the provision of health care.Interprofessional Relations: The reciprocal interaction of two or more professional individuals.OregonPrivate Sector: That distinct portion of the institutional, industrial, or economic structure of a country that is controlled or owned by non-governmental, private interests.Employment: The state of being engaged in an activity or service for wages or salary.Dental Care for Chronically Ill: Dental care for patients with chronic diseases. These diseases include chronic cardiovascular, endocrinologic, hematologic, immunologic, neoplastic, and renal diseases. The concept does not include dental care for the mentally or physically disabled which is DENTAL CARE FOR DISABLED.Attitude of Health Personnel: Attitudes of personnel toward their patients, other professionals, toward the medical care system, etc.Dental Care for Children: The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.Dental Clinics: Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.Dental Pulp: A richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue of mesodermal origin, contained in the central cavity of a tooth and delimited by the dentin, and having formative, nutritive, sensory, and protective functions. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)Occupational Exposure: The exposure to potentially harmful chemical, physical, or biological agents that occurs as a result of one's occupation.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Faculty, Dental: The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.Dental Care for Disabled: Dental care for the emotionally, mentally, or physically disabled patient. It does not include dental care for the chronically ill ( = DENTAL CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL).Threshold Limit Values: Standards for limiting worker exposure to airborne contaminants. They are the maximum concentration in air at which it is believed that a particular substance will not produce adverse health effects with repeated daily exposure. It can be a time-weighted average (TLV-TWA), a short-term value (TLV-STEL), or an instantaneous value (TLV-Ceiling). They are expressed either as parts per million (ppm) or milligram per cubic meter (mg/m3).Dental Anxiety: Abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or therapy and unwarranted anxiety over dental procedures.Air Pollutants, Occupational: Air pollutants found in the work area. They are usually produced by the specific nature of the occupation.Dental Research: The study of laws, theories, and hypotheses through a systematic examination of pertinent facts and their interpretation in the field of dentistry. (From Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982, p674)Word Processing: Text editing and storage functions using computer software.Dental Care for Aged: The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.Dental Arch: The curve formed by the row of TEETH in their normal position in the JAW. The inferior dental arch is formed by the mandibular teeth, and the superior dental arch by the maxillary teeth.Dental Plaque: A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.Job Satisfaction: Personal satisfaction relative to the work situation.Clinical Competence: The capability to perform acceptably those duties directly related to patient care.Dental Records: Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.Dental Amalgam: An alloy used in restorative dentistry that contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and possibly zinc.Education, Dental, Continuing: Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.Occupational Diseases: Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.Orthodontics: A dental specialty concerned with the prevention and correction of dental and oral anomalies (malocclusion).Maximum Allowable Concentration: The maximum exposure to a biologically active physical or chemical agent that is allowed during an 8-hour period (a workday) in a population of workers, or during a 24-hour period in the general population, which does not appear to cause appreciable harm, whether immediate or delayed for any period, in the target population. (From Lewis Dictionary of Toxicology, 1st ed)Anesthesia, Dental: A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.Dental Implants: Biocompatible materials placed into (endosseous) or onto (subperiosteal) the jawbone to support a crown, bridge, or artificial tooth, or to stabilize a diseased tooth.Radiography, Dental: Radiographic techniques used in dentistry.

The effectiveness and efficiency of hygienists in carrying out orthodontic auxiliary procedures. (1/192)

The aim of this study was to compare the ability and efficiency of dental hygienists, after preliminary training as orthodontic auxiliaries, with post-graduate orthodontists. The study was cross-sectional and prospective. The sample consisted of five second-year hygienists and five qualified orthodontists from Manchester University Dental Hospital. All subjects carried out a range of orthodontic exercises on phantom head typodonts. The ability and efficiency for each task was measured, and comparison made between hygienists and orthodontic groups. There was no statistically significant differences between hygienists and orthodontists in terms of their ability to carry out potential orthodontic auxiliary procedures. However, orthodontists were more efficient (P < 0.05). The ability of hygienists to carry out potential orthodontic auxiliary tasks after appropriate training is supported. Trained orthodontists are more efficient than newly trained hygienists in carrying out potential orthodontic auxiliary tasks.  (+info)

Occupational exposure to mercury. What is a safe level? (2/192)

QUESTION: One of my pregnant patients, a dental hygienist, uses mercury in her workplace, but appears to have no symptoms of mercury toxicity. She has heard that mercury might affect her fetus. What should I recommend to her? What is a safe level of mercury in the air for pregnant women? ANSWER: Testing for levels of mercury in whole blood and, preferably, urine is useful for confirming exposure. Currently, mercury vapour concentrations greater than 0.01 mg/m3 are considered unsafe. Also, women of childbearing age should avoid contact with mercury salts in the workplace.  (+info)

A comparison between written, verbal, and videotape oral hygiene instruction for patients with fixed appliances. (3/192)

The objective of the study was to compare the effectiveness of written, videotape, and one-to-one instruction upon the knowledge, oral hygiene standard, and gingival health of subjects undergoing orthodontic treatment with a lower fixed appliance. Subjects for whom fixed appliances had been fitted recently were divided randomly into three groups of 21, 22, and 22, respectively. Group 1 received written oral hygiene instruction, group 2 a specially made videotape, and group 3 saw a hygienist for one-to-one instruction. Results were assessed in terms of improvement in knowledge concerning oral hygiene procedures, and of plaque and gingival index scores. Analysis of variance revealed no significant main effects or interactions at P = 0.05, although the difference in the plaque index scores before and after instruction was close to significance.  (+info)

A national survey of dental hygienists: working patterns and job satisfaction. (4/192)

OBJECTIVE: To describe the working practices and level of job satisfaction of dental hygienists in the United Kingdom. DESIGN: Postal questionnaire survey of 3,955 dental hygienists registered with the General Dental Council. Replies were received from 2,533 (64%). RESULTS: At the time of the survey only a small proportion of respondents (11%) were not working as dental hygienists, the most common reason for a current career break being child rearing. The majority of dental hygienists (78%) were employed in general dental practices, and most worked in more than one practice (64%). Approximately half worked part-time (fewer than 30 hours per week), and part-time working was more common amongst those respondents with childcare responsibilities. In the region of 60% of respondents had taken one or more career breaks during their working life, and the average total duration of career breaks was 11 months, the most common reason for all career breaks was child rearing. Additional qualifications had been gained by 35% of the sample, a high proportion (75%) had attended training courses in the previous year. The respondents expressed a high degree of job satisfaction, those who were older and who had childcare responsibilities expressed higher levels of job satisfaction. CONCLUSIONS: Dental hygienists express a high level of job satisfaction. A proportion take breaks in their career, most commonly for pregnancy and child rearing. The majority return to part-time employment after their career break. Planning of future requirements for the training of professionals complementary to dentistry should be informed by a consideration of the working patterns of dental hygienists.  (+info)

Trends in allied dental education: an analysis of the past and a look to the future. (5/192)

Allied dental healthcare providers have been an integral part of the dental team since the turn of the 19th century. Like dental education, allied dental education's history includes a transition from apprenticeships and proprietary school settings to dental schools and community and technical colleges. There are currently 258 dental assisting programs, 255 dental hygiene programs, and 28 dental laboratory technology programs according to the American Dental Association's Commission on Dental Accreditation. First-year enrollment increased 9.5 percent in dental hygiene education from 1994/95 to 1998/99, while enrollment in dental assisting programs declined 7 percent and declined 31 percent in dental laboratory technology programs during the same period. Program capacity exceeds enrollment in all three areas of allied dental education. Challenges facing allied dental education include addressing the dental practicing community's perception of a shortage of dental assistants and dental hygienists and increasing pressure for career tracks that do not require education in ADA Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited programs. The allied dental workforce may also be called upon for innovative approaches to improve access to oral health care and reduce oral health care disparities. In addition, allied dental education programs may face challenges in recruiting faculty with the desired academic credentials. ADEA is currently pursuing initiatives in these and other areas to address the current and emerging needs of allied dental education.  (+info)

ADEA annual survey of clinic fees and revenue: 1998-1999 academic year. (6/192)

The American Dental Education Association's 1998-1999 Survey of Clinic Fees and Revenue obtained data by which to report, by school, clinic revenue information per undergraduate student. Fifty of the fifty-five U.S. dental schools responded to the survey. The median revenue per third-year student was $6,313. It was $11,680 for fourth-year students. Clinic revenue data was also obtained by type of postdoctoral program. The postdoctoral general dentistry programs had the highest per student clinic revenues, at over $59,000 per AEGD student and almost $35,000 per student of GPR programs. Other areas of the survey provided information regarding clinic fees by type of program, levels of uncompensated care by type of program, clinic revenue by source of payment, and dental school fees as a percent of usual and customary private practice fees.  (+info)

Dentistry's role in tobacco control. (7/192)

BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking remains the nation's leading preventable cause of premature mortality. Tobacco use also is responsible for 75 percent of deaths resulting from oral and pharyngeal cancer, more than one-half of the cases of periodontitis and numerous other oral health effects. METHODS: The author summarized the prevalence of tobacco use in the United States, evaluated recent literature on the status of tobacco control activities in dental schools and dental practice, and reviewed new guidelines on clinical and community-based interventions for tobacco use. RESULTS: Nearly 25 percent of adults and 35 percent of high-school students smoke cigarettes, and many use other forms of tobacco. More than one-half of adult smokers and nearly three-fourths of adolescents see a dentist each year. However, more than 40 percent of dentists do not routinely ask about tobacco use, and 60 percent do not routinely advise tobacco users to quit. Meanwhile, less than one-half of dental schools and dental hygiene programs provide clinical tobacco intervention services. CONCLUSIONS: At least 50 dental organizations have adopted policy statements about tobacco use, but much work needs to be done in translating those policy statements into action. Tobacco use remains prevalent in the United States, and dentistry has not yet maximized its efforts to reduce it. PRACTICE IMPLICATIONS: The recently issued U.S. Public Health Service guidelines on treating tobacco use and dependence provides evidence-based, practical methods for dentists and other primary care providers to incorporate into their practice. Because dentists and dental hygienists can be effective in treating tobacco use and dependence, the identification, documentation and treatment of every tobacco user they see need to become a routine practice in every dental office and clinic.  (+info)

The effectiveness of a Mock Board experience in coaching students for the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination. (8/192)

A Mock Board is available through the American Dental Association to any student or dental hygiene program as a study aid for the Dental Hygiene National Board Examination (DHNBE). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of this Mock Board as a learning activity to help students gain familiarity with the question formats and the overall board exam experience. A sensitivity-specificity model was applied to validate the Mock Board's accuracy in identifying students who would pass or fail the DHNBE. A survey was conducted to assess students' opinions of the Mock Board experience. The Mock Board accurately identified success or failure on the DHNBE for 75 percent of the participants. However, the Mock Board's sensitivity was much better than its specificity. A majority of students reported the Mock Board motivated them to study and prepared them well for the national board experience. Comments showed, however, that students did not feel the Mock Board experience was as intense as taking the DHNBE. Findings indicate the Mock Board can be a valid and effective addition to board preparation activities. Dental hygiene faculty members are urged to consider incorporating the Mock Board experience with more traditional methods of coaching in preparing students for the DHNBE.  (+info)

  • Debridement Antimicrobial therapy Correction of local risk factors Fluoride therapy Caries control and placement of temporary restorations Occlusal therapy Minor orthodontic treatment If disease is present, secondary prevention may be necessary, the cause of disease should be identified and noted, and the relevant professional movement should be identified and patient instruction for dental plaque control established in an attempt to reinstate a healthy oral condition. (
  • Save the date Friday, 20 November 2020 and join fellow dental hygienists from across the world who share a similar passion in oral health care. (
  • Pacific University invites applications for a full-time faculty position to start August 2018 in their School of Dental Hygiene Studies. (
  • They can choose to work in a range of dental settings from independent practice, private practice, and specialist practice to the public sector, and they can also work in residential aged care facilities. (
  • Dental hygienists also aim to work inter-professionally to provide holistic oral health care in the best interest of their patient. (
  • If you believe you have what it takes, and are looking for a busy, yet fun, family-like environment, in a beautiful, modern facility, where you can work with the latest dental technologies, this may be the place for you. (
  • Dental hygienists must be willing to partner with the dentist, work well as part of the total dental team and should have good eye sight and manual dexterity, because they use dental instruments within a patient's mouth, with little room for error. (
  • The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) is the largest national United States organization representing the professional interests of more than 185,000 dental hygienists across the country. (
  • The ADHA was formed in 1923 to develop communication and mutual cooperation among dental hygienists. (
  • The ADHA Institute for Oral Health (IOH) is a charitable foundation created by dental hygienists for dental hygienists to provide funding for educational scholarships, fellowships, research grants, and community service grants throughout the United States. (
  • In conjunction with one of the sweetest holidays of the year, the ADHA marks October as Dental Hygiene Month, focusing on childhood oral health. (
  • Dental hygienists are the frontline of defense against oral disease, and play an essential role in the prevention of early childhood caries, as well as the education of both parents and children on the importance of proper oral health habits,' states ADHA President Marge L. Green. (
  • The ADHA supports dental hygiene curricula that leads to competency in the dental hygiene process of care: assessment, dental hygiene diagnosis, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation. (
  • MouthWatch will be at booth 231 at the ADHA conference where attendees are invited to meet, discuss and learn how TeleDent helps create new dental hygiene career opportunities, build relationships with patients in need of care and connect more effectively with providers regardless of location. (
  • find out about credentialing from the American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) and the Pennsylvania State Board of Dentistry . (
  • The ADHA remains committed to supporting the fluoridation of public water supplies to help reduce to risk of tooth decay and the overall burden of dental disease. (
  • The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) is the largest national organization representing the professional interests of more than 185,000 dental hygienists across the country. (
  • For more information about ADHA, dental hygiene or the link between oral health and general health, visit ADHA at . (
  • However, the ADHA hopes to transform the profession so that it meets its intended purpose: to reach any patient who has limited resources and/or access to dental care. (
  • Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be enrolled full-time in an accredited program in the U.S., have completed a minimum of one year in a dental hygiene curriculum prior to receiving an ADHA Institute scholarship award [students entering their first year of dental hygiene school are not eligible], and complete the FAFSA (must demonstrate at least $1,500 in financial need documented by your financial aid office). (
  • Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms and carpal tunnel syndrome among dental hygienists. (
  • The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of CTS and other MSDs among dental hygienists. (
  • Statistically, there are far more female dental hygienists than there are male hygienists. (
  • Female dentists and female dental hygienists are at greater risk concerning the prevalence of neck pain. (
  • CHICAGO, August 29, 2019 - The American Dental Hygienists' Association supports community water fluoridation as a safe and effective method for reducing the incidence of dental caries throughout the lifespan. (
  • Debridement Antimicrobial therapy Correction of local risk factors Fluoride therapy Caries control and placement of temporary restorations Occlusal therapy Minor orthodontic treatment If disease is present, secondary prevention may be necessary, the cause of disease should be identified and noted, and the relevant professional movement should be identified and patient instruction for dental plaque control established in an attempt to reinstate a healthy oral condition. (
  • Established, evidence based periodontal and caries risk protocols developed by doctors AND hygienists. (
  • In combination with brushing flossing can vastly improve your dental health and keep it that way, regular flossing can prevent severe problems such as, gum disease, dental caries (cavities), and bad breath (halitosis). (
  • The bachelor's degree in dental hygiene generally takes four years to complete, and involves more advanced courses in the same subjects taught in associate degree programs, as well as general education requirements such as English or communications courses, social science classes, etc. (
  • Ergonomic health implications as it relates to dental health professionals. (
  • The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages and as research continues to link oral health to overall health. (
  • Dental hygienists discuss diet and other topics that affect a patient's dental health. (
  • Changes within the health care environment require the dental hygienist to have a general knowledge of wellness, health determinants, and characteristics of various patient/patient communities. (
  • The hygienist must focus on disease prevention and evaluation measures to ensure effective health care delivery. (
  • to diagnosis, i.e., provide a dental hygiene diagnosis which analyzes the patient's general and oral health status, is complimentary with the diagnosis of dentists and other health care professionals, and assesses its relationship to dental hygiene care and oral health status. (
  • The dental hygienist must plan which includes identification of goals, treatment procedures, priorities and patient involvement to facilitate optimal oral health, implement the plan including the delivery of care, and provide education to assist the patient in achieving oral health goals with ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the comprehensive care plan. (
  • individually and/or in collaboration with health care professionals, apply the dental hygiene process of care in planning and providing oral health related programs to the public. (
  • Dental hygienists are employed in a wide variety of settings, including public health, academia, consulting, corporate environments and non-profit organizations. (
  • When hygienists become familiar with their muscle imbalances, they are better able to select exercises and modify existing exercise routines to improve their health-not make it worse. (
  • Awareness of the link between oral health and general health continues to sustain the high demand for dental hygienists. (
  • Dental hygienists are essential to the dental health field. (
  • With training from a dental hygienist college, you can develop the expertise necessary for helping to prevent those and other problems related to oral health. (
  • Dental schools will often provide health care curriculum along with research credit and operations coursework to help prepare students for career mobility after graduation. (
  • Please note: Upon admission to the Dental Hygienist program, you will be required to complete a background check and multiple immunization requirements, and provide documentation of current Health Care Provider CPR certification. (
  • Students are trained to assess patient dental health, including the use of health histories and measuring equipment for dental instrumentation. (
  • The complete health-focused approach makes this a must-have instructional resource to support you throughout your Dental Hygiene educational program and beyond. (
  • The Dental Hygienist's Guide to Nutritional Care, 5th Edition explains how teaching proper nutrition can improve your clients' oral and systemic health. (
  • Region Östergötland, Public Dental Health Care. (
  • The contents of this issue will assist the dental hygienist in identifying and meeting the oral health needs of these individuals as well as understanding the necessity of referral. (
  • Speakers from the US (Dr Alice Horowitz of the Horowitz Institute for Health Literacy), and UK (Professor Raman Bedi, Chair of the Global Child Dental Fund and Senior Dental Leaders program) educated those present on health literacy and leadership responsibilities for a successful social responsibility program. (
  • ODHA recognizes dental hygienists are important health-care providers, promoting good oral health habits and taking care of the overall health needs of clients. (
  • And the Texas dental hygienist school website that is considered the most authoritative by SEOMoz belongs to The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. (
  • Glendale, Calif. (PRWEB) April 26, 2010 -- The California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA) is mobilizing its members to provide free dental care beginning tomorrow to thousands of the Los Angeles area's indigent, uninsured and underserved at one of the city's largest public health clinics. (
  • The eight-day free medical and dental health care event - under the auspices of a program known as Remote Access Medical (RAM) - will be open to the public beginning Tuesday, April 27 through May 3 at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, For the uninsured, underinsured, all are welcome for no charge. (
  • In past years, dental care has been one of the most sought after services at the health clinic," said Laurel Bleak, president of the Los Angeles Dental Hygienists Society . (
  • Participating dental hygienists will not only be doing teeth cleanings, but will also conduct a wide range of public health services, including oral screening for cancer, malnutrition, diabetes and other diseases. (
  • In addition to providing the actual dental hygiene services, CDHA members are actively participating with doctors, dentists, non-profit clinics, and dental suppliers to make such a massive community health clinic a reality. (
  • For more information about the event and the role of dental hygienists play in public health, please visit the following web sites. (
  • Browse Oral-B's vast Dental Health Article library for tips on brushing, flossing, and maintaining good dental hygiene at (
  • Save the date 'Friday 04 November' and join fellow dental hygienists from across the world who share a similar passion in oral health care. (
  • In the project category, winners Mário Rui Araújo and Cristina Cádima from Portugal describe the objectives of a public dental health project called SOBE, which aimed to integrate the topic of oral health into school libraries. (
  • More and more Dental Hygienist is working in clinics and public health agencies so that they can help more people and also they are able to advance in their careers. (
  • Desert Sage Health Centers is looking to add a dynamic team member to our awesome dental team! (
  • Studies in recent times indicates that poor dental hygiene can have unexpected links to general health consequences, such as increased risks for Alzheimer's disease and heart disease. (
  • Initially I did not mention that I was using a water flosser, and the first thing he commented on was that my dental health looked much improved. (
  • Do you have any special dental health conditions or general health problems that would require specialized dental care? (
  • Advancing technology and rising public awareness about the role that oral health plays in overall health have fueled an increasing demand in America for dental hygiene services. (
  • Some dental hygiene schools also require that students receive CPR certification, pass a health check, and/or receive certain vaccinations. (
  • Our Dental Helpline, staffed by fully trained oral health experts and dental nurses, gives free and impartial dental advice. (
  • The hygienist may also suggest giving up smoking, as this will reduce staining and improve your general health. (
  • Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 11 percent over the next ten years, much faster than the average for all occupations. (
  • Learn more about dental hygienists by visiting additional resources, including O*NET, a source on key characteristics of workers and occupations. (
  • Needing only an Associates Degree the job outlook for a dental hygienist is projected to grow 33 percent from 2012 to 2022 much faster than the average of all occupations. (
  • Although both play vital roles within the dental field, the two occupations are very different from each other. (
  • In fact, between 2015 and 2024, more than 10,000 job openings could be generated in the category of technical occupations in dental healthcare. (
  • Not all industries and occupations require this section, but it's essential for dental hygienists - after all, it tells prospective employers that you meet your state's dental board standards. (
  • As a result, the employment of dental hygienists is expected to grow 38 percent nationally between 2010 and 2020, a rate that is much greater than the national average for all occupations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (, 2012). (
  • So with all of that weighing on his mind, when he attended for his biannual checkup he casually mentioned to his longtime hygienist, Ann Dohm, that someone from the University of Minnesota might call and ask for his medical records and that the office had his permission to release them. (
  • At one of my recent visits, my oral hygienist casually mentioned that I should consider investing in a water flosser. (