Dental hygienists help patients develop and keep good oral health. For example, they may explain the relationship between diet and oral health. They also may give advice to patients on how to select toothbrushes and other oral-care devices.
Other tasks hygienists may perform vary by state. Some states allow
hygienists to place and carve filling materials, temporary fillings, and
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition
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