Dental hygienists are licensed health care professionals that specialize in preventing oral health problems and diseases. To become a licensed, registered dental hygienist requires successful completion of an accredited dental hygiene program., the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination, a state or regional examination, and a jurisprudence exam. The primary responsibility of a dental hygienist is to treat and education patients in the control and prevention of oral diseases. You can study to be a dental hygienist during the final two years of your undergraduate studies.
Dental Hygiene is projected to be one of the 30 fastest growing occupations. The population growth combined with the increasing rate of retention of natural teeth will continue to stimulate the need for dental hygienists.