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Career Guide: Dental Hygienist

Career Guide: Dental Hygienist

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Other workers supporting health practitioners in an office setting include dental assistants, medical assistants, occupational therapist assistants and aides, physical therapist assistants and aides, physician assistants, and registered nurses. Dental hygienists sometimes work with radiation technology, as do radiation therapists.


For information on a career in dental hygiene, including educational requirements, contact:

• Division of Education, American Dental Hygienists Association, 444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60611. Internet:

For information about accredited programs and educational requirements, contact:

• Commission on Dental Accreditation, American Dental Association, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 1814, Chicago, IL 60611. Internet:

The State Board of Dental Examiners in each State can supply information on licensing requirements.

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