U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
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29-2021 Dental Hygienists
Clean teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease. May educate patients on oral hygiene, take and develop x rays, or apply fluoride or sealants.
Illustrative examples: Registered Dental Hygienist,
Broad Occupation: 29-2020 Dental Hygienists
Minor Group: 29-2000 Health Technologists and Technicians
Major Group: 29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010