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dental hygienist

a person who is trained and licensed to clean teeth, take dental x-rays, and provide related dental services and care, usually under the supervision of a dentist.
Origin of dental hygienist
1920-25; dental hygiene + -ist Unabridged
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  • Use this form only if you are or have been licensed as a dental hygienist in another jurisdiction.
British Dictionary definitions for dental hygienist

dental hygienist

a dentist's assistant skilled in dental hygiene Also called oral hygienist
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dental hygienist in Medicine

dental hygienist n.
A person trained and licensed to provide preventive dental services, such as cleaning the teeth, usually in conjunction with a dentist.

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