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Dental Hygienist Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene services as they work with dentists in the delivery of dental care to patients. Hygienists are licensed to use their knowledge and clinical skills to provide dental care to patients and their interpersonal skills to motivate and instruct patients on methods to prevent oral disease and maintain oral health. $65,881 Dental hygienists are licensed by each state to provide dental hygiene care and patient education. Eligibility for state licensure usually includes graduation from a dental hygiene education program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation Associate's degree
Dental Assistant The dental assistant increases the efficiency of the dental care team by aiding the dentist in the delivery of oral health care. The dental assistant performs a wide range of tasks requiring both interpersonal and technical skills. Duties range from aiding and educating patients to preparing and sterilizing dental instruments and performing administrative work. $38,257 Dental assistants can earn one of two national certifications through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB): the Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) and the Certified Orthodontic Assistant (COA). High school diploma or equivalent