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What is the difference between dentist and dental hygienist?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Privileges: The difference in the amount of education affords each a set of privileges, determined by the state in which they are licensed. For the most part, a hygienist practices under the direct supervision of a dentist. Use your favorite search engine to research exactly what each does in maintaining and restoring your oral health.
Answered on Dec 23, 2013

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