Every time you have an appointment with your dentist, the doctor examines your teeth, but you spend most of your time getting your teeth cleaned by the dental hygienist. A dental hygienist maintains a high level of care, regarding both your privacy and your medical needs. Dental hygienists have good fine motor skills and are content following rules. The training for a dental hygienist license requires completion of a program that usually meets the requirements for an associates degree. Because people will always have teeth that need to be cleaned, you can count on employment opportunities in this field.