Dental Hygienists work directly with patients, cleaning teeth, examining for oral diseases, and provide preventative dental care. They also play an important role educating patients on maintaining and improving good oral health.
Good to Know: This program will allow students to have the first two years completed prior to applying to a dental hygiene program, such as the ones at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, and at Indiana University at the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Gary, and South Bend campuses.
Who is this degree for: As practices expand, dentists will hire more hygienists to perform routine dental care, allowing the dentist to see more patients. Also, as the large baby boomer population ages and people keep more of their original teeth than previous generations, the need to maintain and treat these teeth will continue to drive the need for hygienists’ services.
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