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About Dental Hygienist Jobs

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the vast majority of dental hygienists -- approximately 96 percent -- work in dental offices. About 51 percent hold part time dental hygienist jobs. Many dental hygienists even work part-time for more than one dentist. This means that while pursuing jobs as a dental hygienist, you will most likely be looking for dental practices seeking to hire part-time employees.

Dental hygienists may also work flexible hours, including weekends, early mornings or late evenings, depending on their dental practice of employment.

Although they work in clean, well lit offices, dental hygienist still need to adhere to strict safety precautions. Some of these include:

  • Wearing safety gloves, surgical mask, and safety glasses to prevent the the spread of germs
  • Following proper safety procedures and wearing protective gear, such as a lead apron, while taking x-rays
  • Observing posture techniques to minimize shoulder and neck injuries that may occur from sitting too long in one position

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