Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienists help their clients by keeping their teeth and gums clean and healthy. If you enjoy working with people, have an interest in healthcare, and would enjoy using special hand tools and other medical equipment, this career could be a great fit for you!

What You'll Do

As a Dental Hygienist, you’ll:

  • Clean teeth
  • Examine patients for signs of oral diseases
  • Track patient care and treatment
  • Provide other preventive dental care and services
  • Educate patients on ways to improve and maintain good oral health


  • Caregiving
  • Problem Solving
  • Reading and Writing


Want to be a Dental Hygienist?

Explore the education and training opportunities currently available through Louisiana’s 13 community and technical college campuses across the state.

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Total Working Population

High School Diploma

No High School Diploma

High School + Post Secondary Credential

Louisiana Calling

9331 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

1-844-LA-CALLS (1-844-522-2557)