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Should I pursue dental hygiene?

Asked 6 months ago by Guest (120 points)

The newest posts I saw about dental hygiene and if it's worth it was from 2005 and even earlier. I just wanted to see if you think dental hygiene is worth it. I'm currently attending a 4-year university. My GPA isn't the best. Science GPA is 2.88 and overall is 3.175. I was planning on going to dental school, but I really don't see myself as a dentist in the future. I don't think I have the personality for it, and I just see myself as a hygienist. Also I don't want to be too much in debt. I thought long and hard about it and hygiene seems more like me. I'm just scared my 4-year degree is going to waste since hygiene just needs an AA. I'm also worried about the job market. What do you guys think? Are there other job careers that I should pursue?

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Answered 5 months ago by casedentalmed (10100 points)

ADEA GoDental is a website that should have a little more up-to-date information about a career in dental hygiene.  I'd encourage you to go through the site and see if that option is something you would consider.  Talk with your health professions advisors about this as an option.

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