Cool Careers

Math and science career choices are among the most highly esteemed career choices in modern
societies. Without those in careers like medicine, physics and engineering, the world would be a
very different place.

Dental Hygienist

Education requirements

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.