A 48-year-old member asked:
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What does a dental assistant vs hygienist do?

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Dr. Jake Richards
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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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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Preliminary exam: Hygienists do several things. X-rays, preliminary examination, prophylaxis, some periodontal procedures, and oral hygiene instructions. In some offi ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Here you go..: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dental_hygienist.
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Dr. Howard Schneider
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Nothing: The diference is a matter of semantics only - like calling someone either a doctor or a physicain.
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