Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. Use the search box to find the video made by Denise!
A two or three year college degree in dental hygiene is required to obtain these positions. Some organizations may require a four-year (bachelor's degree), but the two-three year degree is enough to do this work in most dental offices.
Employment of dental hygienists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for dental services will increase as the population ages.
Dental hygienists work in dental offices. Many people who do this work only work part-time.