A Study On Dental Hygiene

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Dental Hygiene I am currently an undergraduate student at Arkansas State University, but I am following the degree plan of Biological Sciences with an Emphasis in Pre Professional Studies. This major does not require you to be admitted, you can just declare it as your major. The general education for this major require courses such as college algebra, oral communications, general chemistry with lab and biology of the cell with lab. I’m following this major’s guide because I plan on entering a health care related professional school after leaving Arkansas State; which will be a dental school somewhere. I want to be a dental hygienist. The one that cleans teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases such as gingivitis and others and provide preventative dental care. A D.H. also educates patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health. Many think of dental hygienists as someone who just simply clean your teeth, but they are actually very educated health professionals. What is a dental hygienist? Dental hygienists are qualified oral health professionals who focus on preventing and handling oral diseases. Both to protect teeth and gums, and also to guard patients’ total health. All hygienist have to go through a dental hygiene school program of any sort in colleges or universities and afterwards take a national board and clinical exam before they are licensed. Along with working in the dental office, handling patients directly, dental hygienists may also work as
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