Dental Hygiene - (AAS)
Dental Hygienists provide dental health education, prevent and treat oral disease, promote and encourage the preventive aspects of dental care and assume responsibility for patient care in the dental office. As part of their responsibilities, the Dental Hygienist will perform certain health care assessments including reviewing patient health histories, oral cancer screening, dental charting, and taking blood pressure. They expose, process and interpret dental radiographs. Dental Hygienists remove soft and hard deposits both above and below the gum line. They teach patients proper techniques to maintain healthy gums and teeth. They counsel their patients about the importance of good nutrition.
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