How to Become a Dental Hygienist in New York - NY

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, through the year 2016 dental hygienists should continue to see a decent growth rate of about 30% per year in the United States. The same statistical information shows that dental hygienists are expected to continue to experience very low levels of unemployment through this entire time period as well. Overall, the dental hygienist field looks to be a very promising professional choice.

How to Become a Dental Hygienist in New York

  1. Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  2. Complete a two year accredited dental hygienist program including additional coursework in identifying child abuse and infection control.
  3. Spend time job-shadowing a dental hygienist so that you will gain valuable insider insight into the field.
  4. Apply to take and then sit for the national board examinations: both written and clinical sessions.
  5. You must have a current CPR card and it must remain in good standing.
  6. Finally you will need to take the New York state board examination in order to be fully licensed to work in the state. You will now be considered a registered dental hygienist in New York.

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