Hygienists are in demand in general dental practices and in specialty practices such as periodontics or pediatric dentistry. They also may be employed to provide dental hygiene services for patients in hospitals, nursing homes and public health clinics.Is a dental hygienist a good job?
The job duties of a dental hygienist include: Checking gums and teeth for oral abnormalities. Taking and developing dental x-rays. Educating patients on oral hygiene. Developing care plans for maintaining good dental hygiene.What jobs can a dental assistant do?
Dental assistants typically do the following: Ensure that patients are comfortable in the dental chair. Prepare patients and the work area for treatments and procedures. Sterilize dental instruments. Hand instruments to dentists during procedures. Dry patients’ mouths using suction hoses and other equipment. Instruct patients in proper oral hygiene.