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What is a Dental Hygienist?

A Dental Hygienist is a licensed member of the dental health team who provides dental health education, promotes and encourages preventive aspects of dental care, administers local anesthesia and more.

They remove stains and deposits from teeth, expose and process dental X-rays, take impressions and prepare diagnostic study models, polish teeth and do restorations, apply topical fluorides and assume other responsibilities in a dental office or public health environment.

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