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You might hire a dental hygienist to:

  • Facilitate professional teeth cleaning to prevent diseases
  • Educate patients on best habits and practices for oral care

  • Assess patients’ gums and teeth for an effective treatment plan

  • Assist the dentist with other relevant duties
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Dental hygienist licensure
Attention to detail
Diploma in dental hygiene
Work experience in the dental field
Ability to use dental instruments safely
Patient-oriented approach
Strong understanding of dental terminology and techniques
Verbal communication skills
Knowledge of dental hygiene regulations and safety protocols
Critical thinking skills