dental hygienist

noun

Definition of dental hygienist 

: a licensed dental professional who cleans and examines teeth

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Cristina, mother of two, married to Dean Kowal, is a dental hygienist. Orlando Sentinel, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Deaths in Central Florida: 5/23," 23 May 2018 The idea for the company came from Cyndi Sladics, the family matriarch, who spent 31 years as a dental hygienist and recommended straws to patients with sensitive teeth and staining worries. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "Why I Use a Glass Straw," 17 May 2018 Coronado has enrolled into a dental hygienist program for Hispanics at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Darryl Enriquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Photos: Monterrey named State's High School Teacher of Year," 11 May 2018 Gail Needham, a dental hygienist, was working in the long, rectangular tan building in the lower right-hand section of this photo. OregonLive.com, "Woman injured in huge NW 23rd Ave. explosion becomes 1st to file lawsuit," 26 Apr. 2018 Her mother, who is also retired, was a dental hygienist in Carmel. New York Times, "Adrienne Watson, William Jennings," 6 May 2018 Nine years ago, Reiko, a dental hygienist in her early thirties, contacted Family Romance to rent a part-time father for her ten-year-old daughter, Mana, who, like many children of single mothers in Japan, was experiencing bullying at school. Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker, "Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry," 23 Apr. 2018 In the suburb of Mount Lebanon, dental hygienist Janet Dellana said after voting on Tuesday that she was outraged by Trump’s wobbly reaction to the deadly school shooting in Florida. James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Pennsylvania special election shows GOP still hasn’t found a winning midterms message," 14 Mar. 2018 More than 400 volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses, and dental hygienists, as well as many others in the areas of outreach & education give their time to the cause. Sun-Sentinel.com, "Caridad ball provides healthcare for those in need," 14 Mar. 2018

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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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dental hygienist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dental hygienist

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

dental hygienist

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Medical Definition of dental hygienist 

: a person who assists a dentist especially in cleaning teeth

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