Career As A Dental Hygienist

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Today, the position of a dental hygienist requires a person to polish and give advice about teeth and face certain type of issues regarding technology changes in various tools as well due to the problems of acquiring, upgrading, and sharing of these tools. The role of a dental hygienist is to take x-rays, clean teeth all while under the supervision of a dentist. As a dental hygienist one must attend at least two years of college. During the two years of college a hygienist is required to take a math, biology, English, and chemistry classes. When all the core classes are out of the way, the hands on learning done in the classroom make it easy to fall in love with this career choice. Taking a science class helps students understand how food and…show more content…
On average a new hygienist will make nineteen dollars an hour and an experienced hygienist will make close to forty two dollars an hour. As a hygienist, you could work two to three days a week and about thirty-five hours a week. On average a dental hygienist is capable of making 70,210 dollars annually. There are about 192,000 jobs available after one has become licensed to perform the job of a dental hygienist. The work environment for a hygienist is well-liked because of the flexible work schedule. On average dental hygienist hold about 158,000 jobs in the United…show more content…
Along with the issue of technology, hygienist faces the issue of tools always being upgraded which require them to have to share them with other hygienists. A dental hygienist has many tools that are used to help out their patients depending on the work that has to be done to a tooth. If tools aren’t well taken care of it is hard for a hygienist to perform their job well because broken tools make their job almost impossible to perform. Some of the tools commonly used by a hygienist are flexichange, probe, hu-friedy, power scale, ultrasonic insert, and magnification. Alot of these tools are new and were not used in previous years, but technology has provided tools that target every area of concern. Many tools that were used in the previous years and not recent years are “Toothbrushes made from bristles of pigs, rough toothpaste that was made by Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Chinese, Greeks and even Indians” the reasoning for these tools no longer being used is that they were not successful at all. Most of the tools that were used in previous years caused most patients
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