Dental Hygienist Educational Requirements

For a dental hygienist to work in a dentist’s office you will need to earn your associate’s degree and if you want to work in a school or public health facility you will need a Bachelor’s Degree. Classes you will need are sciences like chemistry and biology, and math is a strong subject also.

You will also be required to pass a state exam for licensing that will include written and clinical portions. You will clean teeth and talk to dental patients about the proper kind of dental care to avoid cavities and tooth loss.