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ALIS Dental Hygienist Profile

The Government of Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) describes the dental hygienist profession including:

  • duties
  • working conditions
  • personal characteristics
  • educational requirements
  • related legislation
  • employment and advancement
  • salary
  • other sources of information

For details, see ALIS's occupational profileInternal Link Image



Compensation for registered dental hygienists varies depending on the practice setting and terms negotiated between employer and employee, or a dental office and a contractor. The Canada Revenue Agency has published criteria related to being an employee or self-employedInternal Link ImageThis video produced by CRDHA and CTV Two gives you a peek into the work of a dental hygienist.