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The U.S. Department of Labor projects that employment of dental hygienists will grow much faster than the average for all occupations through 2022. In fact, the DOL predicts that dental hygienists will be among the fastest growing occupations. The demand for dental hygienists is expected to grow as younger generations that grew up receiving better dental care keep their teeth longer. The baby boomer generation will also need increased dental care to maintain healthy teeth and gums.