Frequently asked questions

Common questions about being a Dental Hygienist

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.

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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.

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Should I become a dental assistant before a hygienist?

Can you change your career from being a dental hygienist to a dentist?

Are dental hygienists in high demand?

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What qualities should a dental hygienist have?

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Can dental hygienists work part time?

Can a dental hygienist work from home?

Can dental hygienists work in any state?

Are dental hygienist generally happy with their career?

Do dental hygienists get paid weekly or biweekly?

Why do dental hygienists make so much money?

How do dental hygienists negotiate salary?

How often do dental hygienist get raises?

Do nurses make more money or dental hygienists?