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  • Dental

    Dentist offices need a team of support staff that include dental hygienists and dental assistants. A dental assistant often helps with a patient alongside the dentist, and can also perform office and laboratory duties. A hygienist works one-on-one with patients cleaning teeth and identifying potential oral care issues while providing preventive dental maintenance advice. Keeping a friendly attitude and having the ability to work around bodily fluids and patient contact are important in both positions.


    Dental Career Path Flow

    HCNW Dental
    • Dental Assistant
    • Assist dentist, set up equipment, prepare patient for treatment, and keep records.
    • $15.09
    • Up to 1 year training program + cert
    • Dental Hygienist


    • Dental Hygienist
    • Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease.
    • $31.72
    • AAS or BS degree + license