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The Dental Hygienist specialty is generally very female-friendly with a large majority (95%) of providers reporting as female compared to only 4% reporting as male. People living in California, Oregon, Colorado, New York, and Washington enjoy living in one of the 5 most popular states/territories where Dental Hygienist providers practice. In all, there are 9,500 registered Dental Hygienist providers in the United States with over 932 of those located in California alone while around 674 chose to practice in Oregon. Dental Hygienist providers have been assigned the 124Q00000X taxonomy code in the NPI registry, which is a Level II Classification. Click here for more information about medical specialty types.
Overall, Dental Hygienist specialists practice in 56 different states/territories.
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An individual who has completed an accredited dental hygiene education program, and an individual who has been licensed by a state board of dental examiners to provide preventive care services under the supervision of a dentist. Functions that may be legally delegated to the dental hygienist vary based on the needs of the dentist, the educational preparation of the dental hygienist and state dental practice acts and regulations, but always include, at a minimum, scaling and polishing the teeth. To avoid misleading the public, no occupational title other than dental hygienist should be used to describe this dental auxiliary.