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hygienisthy‧gien‧ist /ˈhaɪdʒiːnɪst, haɪˈdʒiːnɪst/ noun [countable] British English  MNsomeone who helps a dentist by cleaning patientsteeth and giving advice about keeping teeth healthy syn dental hygienist
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hygienistA high percentage of telephone operators are black, for example, but only a very small proportion of dental hygienists are.Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice on using floss.Ask your dentist or hygienist about the Braun Oral-B Plaque Remover.The hygienists considered only physical needs as legitimate - and even hunger, if expressed at an unsuitable time, was excluded.
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