dental hygienist

noun

: a licensed dental professional who cleans and examines teeth

Examples of dental hygienist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be kind to receptionists, restaurant servers, dental hygienists, and anyone who needs to physically touch or serve you in order to do their job. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, 30 June 2024 Naturally, some professions tend to be a lot louder than others, including: Dentists and dental hygienists. Sarah Klein, SELF, 24 June 2024 Marcia Cook, a dental hygienist and mother, died on Monday, June 10, two miles into a hike on the Lower Monument Canyon Trail at Colorado National Monument near Grand Junction, according to the National Park Service and ABC affiliate KCRG-TV. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 14 June 2024 His practice employs six dental hygienists who are all near retirement age. Ken Alltucker, USA TODAY, 20 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for dental hygienist 

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dental%20hygienist. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

dental hygienist

noun
: a person who assists a dentist especially in cleaning teeth

Medical Definition

dental hygienist

noun
: a person who assists a dentist especially in cleaning teeth

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