dental-hygienist

dental hygienist

noun
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:
1920–25; dental hygiene + -ist

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

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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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