Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Concern for Others * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Cooperation * Self Control * Social Orientation * Achievement/Effort * Adaptability/Flexibility * Independence

Representative Tasks * Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments. * Record and review patient medical histories. * Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.


Health Care & Social Assistance,

Job Family Healthcare Practitioners and Technical

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