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Dental Hygienist

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
Healthcare Careers
1. Pharmacy Technician
2. Certified Nursing Assistant
3. Emergency Medical Technician
4. Certified Medical Assistant
5. Dental Assistant
6. Medical Administrative Assistant
7. Personal Trainer
8. Physician Professional Coder
9. Physical Therapy Technician
10. Certified Medicine Aide
11. Licensed Practical Nurse
12. Paramedic
13. Medical Insurance Biller
14. Phlebotomist
15. Registered Nurse
16. Physical Therapy Assistant
17. Health Information Technologist
18. Medical Assisting
19. Dental Hygienist
20. Nurse Practitioner
21. Registered Nurse (RN to BSN)
22. Medical/Health Service Manager
23. Physical Therapist
24. Occupational Therapist
25. Dental Hygienist
26. Specialty Pharmacy Technician
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