Dentist Hygienists will de-scale and clean patients' teeth to help prevent dental decay. They will also provide information to patients on how they should care for their teeth to help prevent build up of plaque and calculus and how diet can affect oral health. Most dental hygienists work for private or NHS practices or a mixture of the two
School leavers can qualify to become a dental hygienist by studying for a diploma in dental hygiene or if you decide on the graduate route you will need to complete a three year oral health science degree together with General Dental Council registration.
You will need to be highly organised, a compassionate and caring person, have good eyesight and manual dexterity skills, the ability to concentrate for long periods of time, be decisive and enjoy working as part of a team.
£22,000 to £26,000