Health Careers

Interested in a Career as a Dental Hygienist?

Want to help improve the dental health of people of all ages? Interested in helping to prevent potential dental-related diseases for your patients? You may want to consider a career as a Dental Hygienist! West Hills College’s degree programs can give you the knowledge necessary to be successful in your future career as a dental hygienist.

What do Dental Hygienists do?

Dental hygienists are part of a team that prevent diseases and tooth decay for their patients. The team members include dentists, dental technicians, and dental assistants. Not only do dental hygienists remove plaque and polish teeth, they also advise their patients and teach them techniques to further stop plaque from appearing again. They also teach their patients how to take care of their teeth. Dental hygienists provide anesthesia for more strenuous procedures like root canals and are involved with periodontal therapies such as soft tissue curettage, root planning, and micro-ultrasonic. West Hills College’s degree programs will prepare you for what you will encounter as a dental hygienist. At West Hills College, the degree program you undertake will get you started as you further your education at a four-year college or university and give you the skills necessary for your future career as a dental hygienist.

What would I make as a Dental Hygienist?

In 2017, the average annual wage for a dental hygienist in California was $97,527.

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