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
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