Sign-In | Cart The Career Test Store

"Dental Hygienist"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Dental Hygienist"

1) Clean calcareous deposits, accretions, and stains from teeth and beneath margins of gums, using dental instruments.

2) Feel and visually examine gums for sores and signs of disease.

3) Chart conditions of decay and disease for diagnosis and treatment by dentist.

4) Feel lymph nodes under patient's chin to detect swelling or tenderness that could indicate presence of oral cancer.

5) Apply fluorides and other cavity preventing agents to arrest dental decay.

6) Examine gums, using probes, to locate periodontal recessed gums and signs of gum disease.

7) Expose and develop x-ray film.

8) Provide clinical services and health education to improve and maintain oral health of school children.

9) Remove excess cement from coronal surfaces of teeth.

 

 

11) Place, carve, and finish amalgam restorations.

12) Administer local anesthetic agents.


Is being a "Dental Hygienist" your very best career choice?

Our Career Interest Test will show you which careers match your interests.

Our Free Personality Test will show you which careers match your personality and why.


13) Conduct dental health clinics for community groups to augment services of dentist.

14) Remove sutures and dressings.

15) Place and remove rubber dams, matrices, and temporary restorations.

Job Description for "Dental Hygienist" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

Click here for "Dental Hygienist" Jobs

See the Future Outlook and Educational Requirements for "Dental Hygienist"

 




Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  S-C-R        SOC:  29-2021.00