Dental Hygienist

Kaiakuaku Niho

This job is sometimes referred to by alternative titles

Dental hygienists treat gum diseases, and educate people about care of their teeth and gums to help them prevent oral disease and maintain good oral health and general health.


Dental hygienists usually earn

$35-$60 per hour

Source: Symes de Silva; Emigrate New Zealand.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as a dental hygienist are good due to growing demand for their services.
A dental hygienist talking to a patient lying back in the dental chair

Dental hygienists provide education and treatment to people about gum disease, and oral health care

Last updated 22 August 2017