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Dental Hygiene


The Dental Hygiene Professional


A dental hygienist is a licensed preventive oral health professional who provides educational, clinical and therapeutic services to the public through the promotion of oral health. In North Carolina, the dental hygienist works under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist and is a vital member of the dental team. A dental hygienist may work in such practice settings as:

Patient care services performed by dental hygienists may include: