Dental Hygiene Megan Simpson

Dental Assisting

  • Currently I'm in Dental Assisting 2 at Skyview High School.
  • I'm shadowing at a dental office in Nampa about two hours every week.
  • In this class I have learned how to do sealants, impressions and models. I've also learned about the anatomy of the mouth.

Idaho state University

  • I'm considering going to Idaho State University to receive a bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene.
  • Programs are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association.
  • I've applied for many scholarships and FAFSA to be able to pay for most of my college tuition.

work day for a dental hygienist

  • A large part of the job is just making sure the patient is comfortable, but that's definitely not all.
  • There are many different jobs that a dental hygienist does. It is all centered around keeping patients teeth clean and detecting any gum disease if there is any.
  • Jobs vary according to area.

challenges of a dental hygienist

  • Time constraint
  • Hard on the back
  • Working with tough patients

importance of good dental hygiene

  • Going to the dentist every six months doesn't only keep your teeth looking attractive, it can also tell your dentist if you are at risk for chronic diseases.
  • On the other hand, having good oral hygiene can prevent certain diseases from occurring.


  • Earn $73,246 per year
  • Need for Dental Hygienists is growing faster then average.

preparing for the future

  • Having this job would really benefit my future family in many different aspects.
  • It allows me to be able to help support my family other than just relying on my husband. It also has a very good schedule.

Works Cited

  • "Dental Hygienists." Idaho CIS. University of Oregon, n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.
  • “Dental Hygienist.” Personal Interview. 14 Sept. 2016.
  • "Healthy Smile, Healthy You: The Importance of Oral Health." Healthy Smile, Healthy You: The Importance of Oral Health - Delta Dental. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.
  • "Idaho State University." Dental Hygiene | Idaho State University. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Nov. 2016.


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