Link to Kirkwood Community College

Career opportunities:

  • Dental offices/clinics/hospitals
  • Government agencies
  • Insurance claims processing
  • Specialty dental practices
  • Sales
  • Teaching

Personal characteristics:

Consider dental hygiene if you have a friendly personality that puts people at ease. Organizational skills, self-motivation, a detail-oriented nature and the ability to motivate and instruct people in creative ways are vital to success and satisfaction in this demanding profession.

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