Is a Dental Hygienist the same as a Dental Assistant?

Question by Diva Denah: Is a Dental Hygienist the same as a Dental Assistant?
I have been trying to find out information to compare the two, and can’t get a solid answer. Are Dental Assistants the same as Dental Hygienist? How much does Dental Hygienist make a year?

Best answer:

Answer by Jan409
I’d say no

A hygienist is much are qualified then a dental assistant

what they earn depends on whether they are employed in a private practice, health centre or general dental surgery
and how many patients they treat

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