dental hygienist

[ den-tl hahy-jee-nist, hahy-jen-ist ]
/ ˈdɛn tl haɪˈdʒi nɪst, haɪˈdʒɛn ɪst /

noun

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.

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Origin of dental hygienist

First recorded in 1920–25; dental hygiene + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for dental hygienist

dental hygienist

noun

a dentist's assistant skilled in dental hygieneAlso called: oral hygienist
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Medical definitions for dental hygienist

dental hygienist

n.

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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