Becoming a registered dental hygienist in Arkansas requires passing a National Board Examination and the clinical dental hygiene examinations required for licensure. If you are in high school, make sure and take some courses in mathematics, chemistry, and biology. You will also need to maintain a minimum “C” average in high school.
Meet a Dental Hygienist
Dental hygienists clean teeth, examine patients for oral diseases, and provide other preventative dental care. While the focus is on preventing and treating oral diseases, dental hygienists also work to protect patients’ total health. In addition to treating patients directly, dental hygienists may also work as educators, researchers, and administrators.