Learn about a career in Dental Hygiene

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to have a job where you help take care of people’s teeth? For dental hygienists, that’s exactly what they do. They work alongside a dentist to help clean teeth, take x-rays and provide oral health education to their patients. In this video, you’ll learn directly from a registered dental hygienist how to become a hygienist, and what makes the career so interesting and rewarding.

Discussion Questions

What is a career you have always been interested in?

What would be the most interesting part about being a Dental Hygienist?

What do you think would be your least favorite part about being a Dental Hygienist?

Dentists are #1 in Healthcare Jobs!

Dentists are so important in our healthcare system—they make sure people of all ages have healthy smiles and mouths. And they really love their jobs. In fact, according to U.S. News & World Report, dentists ranked #1 in healthcare jobs because there is opportunity for career advancement, it’s an in-demand job, dentists seem satisfied with their work, and it’s a constantly changing field. This video resource is provided to help kids learn about what a dentist does and why a career in dentistry is ranked so highly for growth and job satisfaction.

Discussion Questions

Since Oral Health is such a diverse field, what are different career paths that a dentist can take?

Why are dentists ranked #1 in healthcare?