dental hygienist


Definition of dental hygienist

: a licensed dental professional who cleans and examines teeth

Examples of dental hygienist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fort Collins:Michelle Lindsay, a Zumba instructor and registered dental hygienist from Fort Collins, became the country’s first avalanche death of the season on Dec. 8. USA TODAY, "$4 million dome home, owl surprise Christmas guest, cold sea turtles, red snapper: News from around our 50 states," 23 Dec. 2019 Tim is an Indiana state trooper, and Julie is a dental hygienist. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Clean lines, bold colors and vintage architecture define this 1800s Queen Anne home," 23 Dec. 2019 Gail Needham, a dental hygienist, still suffers from vision problems, hearing loss, headaches and other problems after the blast sent shards of glass into her back and pushed her to the floor, according to her lawsuit. oregonlive, "Portland bagel shop owners sue pipeline company over 2016 explosion that destroyed business," 7 Dec. 2019 Climate change was certainly top of mind for Kayla Elam, a 25-year-old dental hygienist from Peoria, Illinois, who’s lived in Iowa for two years. Chloe Angyal, Marie Claire, "In Iowa, AOC Makes the Case for Bernie Sanders," 12 Nov. 2019 The clinic also will have two dental hygienists and two dental assistants. Guy Boulton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers to open a second clinic on Chavez Drive," 23 Oct. 2019 Born in New Britain on January 11, 1938, a daughter of the late Raymond and Rose (Paretta) DiVicino, Rita worked as a dental hygienist for more than 40 years, in Berlin, New Britain, Meriden and West Hartford., "Rita J. Kropf," 28 Oct. 2019 His wife, Roslyn, gave up her career as a dental hygienist to run the coffee business. CBS News, "Was the murder of NYC millionaire Howard Pilmar a family affair?," 26 Oct. 2019 The Army offers about 150 jobs, ranging from X-ray technician to dental hygienist, but the positions Morley listed as current fiscal year needs are mostly infantry, special forces, air defense and field artillery jobs. Jeannette Hinkle, azcentral, "U.S. Army pushes to boost recruiting in Phoenix amid its enlistment crisis," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of dental hygienist

1916, in the meaning defined above

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“Dental hygienist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of dental hygienist

: a person who works with a dentist and whose job includes cleaning people's teeth

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Medical Definition of dental hygienist

: a person who assists a dentist especially in cleaning teeth

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