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.
Also called: Dental Hygienist; Dental Hygienist, Mobile Coordinator; Hygienist; Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)

Knowledge:

    Health
  • medicine and dentistry
    Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Hand and Finger Use
  • put together small parts with your fingers
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control

Technology:

    Medical software
  • Dental office management software
  • Henry Schein Dentrix
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software

Education:

    associate's degree
    bachelor's degree
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