Dental Hygiene Career Resources

Dental Hygienist Job Description

Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.

Sample of reported job titles: Dental Hygienist, Hygienist, Licensed Dental Hygienist, Pediatric Dental Hygienist, Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH)


Rachel Vega, BSDH Graduate ’21

“Working with the Career Services Department post graduation was the most amazing experience. You are provided with a variety of resources to help you get through the program and into the working world. Evelyn helped me every step of the way when preparing to receive my license, as well as finding the perfect office for me. I can’t recommend using their services enough”


-Rachel Vega, BSDH Graduate ’21

Donna Ngo, BSDH Graduate

“West Coast University’s Career Services is without a doubt one of the most important resources offered from the Dental Hygiene program. Evelyn makes it her priority for new graduate students to feel comfortable with their transition from an academic setting to the professional”


-Donna Ngo, BSDH Graduate ‘17

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