Dental Hygiene Named Best Healthcare Support Profession
According to US News & World Report the vital role of dental hygienist has been recognized as first on its list of the Best Health Care Support Jobs and seventeenth on its list of the 100 Best Jobs in America for 2018. According to the survey, there are more than 200,000 dental hygienists working in dental offices nationwide. These numbers will grow by nearly 20% by 2026, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. This outlook is attributed to increased awareness of the links between oral health and systemic health among consumers.
Beyond salary and benefits, many dental hygienists find their work personally fulfilling. Good oral health can have a significant impact on a patient’s overall quality of life, and many dental hygienists take great pride in that. More importantly, whether or not patients have good oral health is often an indicator of whether or not they have good systemic health, too. And dental hygienists often are on the front lines of making those initial diagnoses.
“Dentistry plays a significant role in reducing the impact of chronic disease in patients who have made loyal commitments to dental practices and have trusted dental professionals to guide them in making healthcare decisions. Dental teams are poised to deliver the wellness and health message. The dental team sees patients far more frequently in any given year than physicians,” said Traci Warner, RDH, an oral medicine coach and facilitator.
Our Team At C R Dental Group
At C R Dental Group, located in Dallas TX, Dr. James Reisman and Dr. Jordana Contrucci are proud of their team of top-notch hygienists: JoDe, Tara and Kandi. Their priority is helping patients maintain overall well-being through treatment and education of their oral health. While there are certainly some downsides, as with any profession, “The job satisfaction that comes from knowing you were a part of saving someone’s life is rewarding and transformational. Dentistry is no longer just about saving teeth. It’s about saving lives,” said Warner.