Benefits of a Career as a Dental Hygienist

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Benefits of a Career as a Dental Hygienist

  1. 1. Benefits of a Career asa Dental Hygienist
  2. 2. What is a dental hygienist?If you are looking for a fulfilling professionin preventative dental care, then a careeras a dental hygienist might be the rightoption for you.Dental hygienists are licensedprofessionals who work alongside thedentist and are responsible for promotingthe upkeep of good oral health. Theirservices include educating patients aboutproper oral care, maintaining thecleanliness of their patients’ teeth andperforming X-rays and other tests toassess teeth or gum problems.
  3. 3. How to become a dental hygienist?Dental hygienists receive their education from private colleges that offeran accredited dental hygiene program and which typically lasts two years.The program involves both theoretical and practical components, allowingprospective dental hygienists to gain hands-on experience while at school.The curriculum usually involves courses like dental anatomy, microbiologyand infection control, professional issues, communication techniquesamong other courses, allowing dental hygienists to experience a full scopeof the career while still in school.
  4. 4. How to become a dental hygienist?After receiving and successfullycompleting formal education,registration with the College ofDental Hygienists of Ontario(CDHO) is required for anindividual to officially practice asa dental hygienist.
  5. 5. BenefitsEach day involves working withpeople and establishingrelationships while providingessential service to meet the oralcare needs of individuals.As a dental hygienist, you receive the wonderful satisfaction ofknowing that you increase the confidence of individuals by beinginvolved in the process of creating a beautiful smile.
  6. 6. BenefitsSince proper oral hygiene is anessential for all populations, dentalhygienists have tremendous flexibilityabout where they choose to work.They can cater their services to thevery young, to the elderly andindividuals in the age range inbetween. They can work in private orpublic settings, in the educationsector or in research. Dentalhygienists also have flexibility interms of the number of hours and thedays that they work.
  7. 7. BenefitsDental hygienists are in highdemand because of theubiquitous need of good oralhealth for all individuals. As such,job prospects in this field arepromising and the monetarycompensation and benefits areappropriately fitting.
  8. 8. BenefitsEducation and training in a dental hygiene program is usually twoyears, allowing dental hygienists to start practicing in their fieldrelatively quickly following registration. The end result of this shorttime investment is a stable and fulfilling career.
  9. 9. Dental hygienists areimportant communityprofessionals who provide theguidance and care for optimaloral health. A career as adental hygienist is challenging,rewarding and flexible with theopportunity for personalgrowth and development.
  10. 10. This presentation was created on the behalf ofhttp://www.canadianacademyofdentalhygiene.ca/

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