Dental Hygienist Mitchell SD

A Dental Hygenist in Mitchell, SD also known as an Oral Hygienist, is a licensed dental practitioner specializing in preventive oral health and oral hygiene. Most Dental Hygienists work for a dentist. Look below to find more information on dental offices in your area as well as dental hygienist schools, dental hygienist services, dental hygienist programs, and so much more.

Matthew J Dailey, DDS
(605) 996-2228
1416 N Sanborn Blvd
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry

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Jesse Hagen, D.D.S.
115 W 12th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry
PracticeName
Dental Health Partners

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John S Wingfield, DDS
(605) 996-6211
PO Box 490
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry

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Timothy M Drake, DDS
(605) 996-9235
103 W 12th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry

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Ray Grewal, D.M.D.
1200 North Kimball Street
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
Oral Surgery
Office Hours
Monday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 AM -
Wednesday: -
Thursday: -
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday: -
Sunday: -
PracticeName
Siouxland Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Mitchell

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Paul Radean Miskimins, DDS
(605) 996-1223
916 S Rowley St
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry

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Hilary Jarman, D.D.S.
115 W 12th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry
PracticeName
Dental Health Partners

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Jennifer L Knoll, DDS
(605) 996-1316
115 W 12th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry

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Hilary L Jarman, DDS
(605) 996-1316
115 W 12th Ave
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry

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Brett T Farnham, DDS
(605) 996-9944
2110 N Minnesota St
Mitchell, SD
Specialties
General Dentistry

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Dental Hygienists

  • A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school and a State license are required for this job.
  • Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations.
  • Job prospects are expected to be favorable in most areas, but strong competition for jobs is likely in some areas.
  • About half of all dental hygienists work part time, and flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job.

Nature of the Work About this section

Dental hygienists remove soft and hard deposits from teeth, teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene, and provide other preventive dental care. They examine patients' teeth and gums, recording the presence of diseases or abnormalities.

Dental hygienists use an assortment of tools to complete their tasks. Hand and rotary instruments and ultrasonic devices are used to clean and polish teeth, which includes removing tartar, stains, and plaque. Hygienists use x-ray machines to take dental pictures, and sometimes develop the film. They may use models of teeth to explain oral hygiene, perform root planning as a periodontal therapy, or apply cavity-preventative agents such as fluorides and pit and fissure sealants.

Other tasks hygienists may perform vary by State. In some States, hygienists are allowed to administer anesthetics, while in others they administer local anesthetics using syringes. Some States also allow hygienists to place and carve filling materials, temporary fillings, and periodontal dressings; remove sutures; and smooth and polish metal restorations.

Dental hygienists also help patients develop and maintain good oral health. For example, they may explain the relationship between diet and oral health or inform patients how to select toothbrushes and show them how to brush and floss their teeth.

Hygienists sometimes make a diagnosis and other times prepare clinical and laboratory diagnostic tests for the dentist to interpret. Hygienists sometimes work chair-side with the dentist during treatment.

Work environment. Dental hygienists work in clean, well-lighted offices. Important health safeguards include strict adherence to proper radiological procedures and the use of appropriate protective devices when administering anesthetic gas. Dental hygienists also wear safety glasses, surgical masks, and gloves to protect themselves and patients from infectious diseases. Dental hygienists also should be careful to avoid possible shoulder and neck injury from sitting for long periods of time while working with patients.

Flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. Full-time, part-time, evening, and weekend schedules are common. Dentists frequently hire hygienists to work only 2 or 3 days a week, so hygienists may hold jobs in more than one dental office. In 2008, about half of all dental hygienists worked part time—less than 35 hours a week.

Dental hygienists remove soft and hard deposits from teeth and teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.
Dental hygienists remove soft and hard deposits from teeth and teach patients how to practice good oral hygiene.

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