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Dental Hygienists seem to do the same tasks everyday in what ways can we switch it up or make the job more pleasing and not boring?

I want to pursue a career as a dental Hygienist. #dental #dentist #dentistry #dental-assistant #dental-hygienist

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Patricia’s Answer

Dental hygienists may work in a private practice in association with a dentist. Hygienists do the following procedures: cleanings, sealants and patient education for the young patients. For the adult patients, they do comprehensive exam and create a patient specific treatment plan! Every patient is different and they present different challenges. Hygienists can screen for other diseases like cancer and they can identify things that the dentist needs to address. Hygienists may place protective fillings.
In some states hygienists can become practice owners and hire other staff members.
Some hygienists choose to work in community health settings. Here they get to work in outreach programs (go to schools and do cleanings at the school!) and in a dental clinic setting as well. They go to the medical clinic to screen and educate patients.
In some settings hygienists may have assistants but it is rare.
Hope this helps.
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Estelle’s Answer

I would not suggest that you think about it in terms of switching it up and keeping yourself entertained. Think about it in terms of getting good at something that provides value to others. Get really good at something that will improve the lives of others, and I think that will make you feel good.
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Veronica’s Answer

Dental hygiene is such a good career with decent pay and a flexible schedule. You do not have to work full time. Most offices hire 2-3 days/week. That allows you to work in 1-3 dental offices a week. I would work 4 days max doing dental hygiene. You can do volunteer work or teach at a dental school. I did that to break up the monotony. After 3 years, I ended up going to dental school!
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