Dental hygienists have a specific scope of clinical procedures they provide to their patients. They assess a patient’s condition in order to offer patient-specific preventative and educational services to promote and maintain good oral health. The use of therapeutic methods assists their patients in controlling oral disease, while providing tailored treatment plans that emphasize the importance of behavioral changes.
This profession is an example of that good pay is not always associated with high levels of stress. In addition to cleaning teeth, dental hygienists educate patients on proper oral hygiene. They receive annual salaries in the amount of $70,700, although most work part time.
The expected growth in this profession is 33.3% for the period 2012-2022.