dental hygienist

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dental hygienist

n.
A person trained and licensed to provide preventive dental services, such as cleaning the teeth and taking x-rays, usually in conjunction with a dentist.

dental hygienist

n
(Dentistry) a dentist's assistant skilled in dental hygiene. Also called: oral hygienist

den′tal hygien′ist


n.
a person who is trained and licensed to clean teeth, take dental x-rays, and otherwise assist a dentist.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.dental hygienist - someone trained to provide preventive dental service (cleaning teeth or taking x-rays)dental hygienist - someone trained to provide preventive dental service (cleaning teeth or taking x-rays)
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
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