Dental Hygiene – Associate in Applied Science

The responsibilities of a registered dental hygienist in the state of Michigan generally include: scaling and root debridement, delivery of local anesthesia, nitrous oxide sedation, topical fluoride, antibiotic and antimicrobial medicament placement, impressions, diagnostic models, dental radiographs, dental education, nutritional counseling, and various laboratory procedures. Dental hygienists work under the direction or supervision of a licensed dentist, and must be licensed by the state in which they practice.