There's nothing pretty about getting up close and personal with other people's mouths.
Dental hygienists deal with dirty teeth, bad breath and appallingly poor hygiene on a daily basis. On the other hand, they get to feel good about helping patients develop and maintain necessary oral health.
Although a bachelor's degree is not always necessary, most states require dental hygienists to earn an associate's degree, special licensure or both.
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