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Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists work with the dentist to meet the oral health needs of patients.

There are many employment opportunities in the field of dental hygiene, since many dentists employ one or more dental hygienists. Dental hygienists are in demand in general dental practices, as well as in specialty practices such as periodontics or pediatric dentistry.

Depending upon the level of education and experience achieved, dental hygienists can also apply their skills and knowledge to other career activities such as teaching dental hygiene students in dental schools and dental hygiene education programs. Research, office management and business administration are other career options. Additionally, employment opportunities may be available with companies that market dental-related materials and equipment.

Visit the College of Dental Hygienists of Manitoba to learn more.