Frequently asked questions
As a dental hygienist how can I know if I am being paid fairly?
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Can a dental hygienist work anywhere else besides a dental office?
Most dental hygienists choose to work in general dental offices. However, there are other options too such as surgical dental offices. nursing homes and hospitals.
How long does it take to become a dental hygienist?
To become a dental hygienist, you are required to obtain a dental hygiene certification. This certification will take two years at a minimum. If you would like to receive further education, you can remain in school and receive a bachelor's or master's degree. This means it can take anywhere from two to six years to become a dental hygienist.