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Dental hygienists, technicians and therapists

Dental hygienists, technicians and therapists provide supportive dental services in preventative and restorative dental procedures, and construct and repair dental appliances.

What do dental hygienists, technicians and therapists do?

  • motivate children, parents and the community to improve oral health
  • provide fluoride therapy and remove deposits from teeth
  • apply non-invasive fissure sealants to teeth
  • take impressions of the mouth and dental radiographs
  • fabricate full and partial dentures and repair and reline denture bases
  • construct mouth guards, crowns, metal clasps, inlays, bridgework and other aids

Low

projected job openings

$65-$78k

qualified full-time wage

50%

employed full-time

Ways to get started

Ways to get started