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 After Reynolds switched to an electric toothbrush, his own dental hygienist commented on how clean his teeth looked. Nicole Saporita, Good Housekeeping, 13 May 2022 Back in May 2021, a source said Hammer was dating a dental hygienist in the Cayman Islands amid his controversy. Alexia Fernández,, 9 Feb. 2022 And after every use, my mouth feels like it was cleaned by a dental hygienist. Emily Belfiore,, 29 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, in 1973, Mr. Durst married Kathleen McCormack, a dental hygienist and daughter of a middle-class Irish Catholic family, bringing her into one of the most prominent Jewish families in New York City. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2022 Zatroch, trained as a dental hygienist ,works as a dental office manager and is the mother of an 11-year-old daughter. cleveland, 6 Jan. 2022 Wells regularly teams up with dental hygienist Lisa Foley and social worker Sofia Thorn at sessions that give expecting moms the basic information about pregnancy. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 Aug. 2021 Always upgrading her skillset, Anna Middleton is a dedicated and passionate award-winning dental hygienist based in central London. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 Madrid, 36, is a dental hygienist whose husband works for the San Antonio Fire Department. Megan Rodriguez, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of dental hygienist

1916, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dental hygienist was in 1916

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25 May 2022

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“Dental hygienist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of dental hygienist

: a person who assists a dentist especially in cleaning teeth

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