What does a Dental Hygienist do?
Dental hygienists work in dentists’ offices and use techniques, skills, and concepts of dental care to clean patients’ teeth and give instruction in proper dental hygiene.
What do I need to get a Dental Hygienist job?
University of Maryland, School of Dentistry in Baltimore, and CCBC offer a two-phase program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. You can also take courses at Cecil College and Harford CC and transfer to the School of Dentistry.
Obtaining a BS degree can create opportunities for careers in Dental Informatics, primary care clinic operations management, Senior Centers/Retirement and Nursing Home facilities, County Health departments, Federally funded Grant program/project management, Non-Profit organizations, Research and Education.
What is the median salary of a Dental Hygienist?
- $86,350 per year