Places Registered Dental Hygienists Work

Practice opportunities for registered dental hygienists continue to emerge. Legislative changes and health care reform initiatives that facilitate the public's access to dental hygiene services continue to affect the registered dental hygienists' work environment.

Practice environments include, but are not limited to:

  • clinical practice in dentist or dental hygienist owned clinics
  • institutions, such as correctional facilities
  • public health and community health
  • homecare and other outreach programs
  • primary health care centres
  • hospital facilities
  • educational institutions such as universities and community colleges
  • military
  • research
  • allied industries, such as insurance and dental product supply and sales
  • consulting firms
  • health promotion and professional presenters
  • regulatory bodies and professional associations
  • government (e.g., policy planning)
  • forensic laboratories