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 educate 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.