A 48-year-old member asked:
What does a dental assistant vs hygienist do?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jake Richards answered
11 years experience in Dentistry
Diff: Hygienest=more schooling. Work more on their own. They do the cleanings, work on your gums, given instructions for care, apply fluoride, have a license and get more $. Assistant is mostly helping providers (dentist/hygienest) getting supplies, seating patients, charting, instructions, impressions, much more...Less $, less school/training.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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