Health Guide USA Mobile         {Full Site}

Dental Hygienist Work Conditions

Dental hygienists held about 181,800 jobs in 2010. Almost all dental hygienists work in dentistsí offices, which are clean and well-lit. They work closely with dentists and dental assistants.

Dental hygienists wear safety glasses, surgical masks, and gloves to protect themselves and patients from infectious diseases. When taking x rays they follow strict procedures to protect themselves and patients. They may spend long periods of time bending over to work on patients.

Flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. More than one half of dental hygienists work part time. Dentists often hire hygienists to work only a few days a week, so some hygienists work for more than one dentist. About 38 percent of hygienists worked full time in 2010.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition

Dental Hygienist Duties
Dental Hygienist Work Conditions
Dental Hygienist Employment
Dental Hygienist Training
Dental Hygienist Job Outlook
Dental Hygienist Earnings

More Healthcare Job Outlooks

Health Guide USA Health Careers mobile device applications have been developed with the assistance of the Austin Code Factory.

Proquantum Corporation.
Copyright @ 2002-2013
Use of this website, and any mobile device application related thereto, is expressly subject to the various terms and conditions set forth in our
User Agreement/Disclaimer  and Privacy Policy