a person who is trained and licensed to clean teeth, take dental x-rays, and provide related dental services and care, usually under the supervision of a dentist.
Origin of dental hygienist
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a dentist's assistant skilled in dental hygieneAlso called: oral hygienist
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A person trained and licensed to provide preventive dental services, such as cleaning the teeth, usually in conjunction with a dentist.
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