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hygienist

noun [C] uk   /haɪˈdʒiː.nɪst/ us    /-ˈdʒen.ɪst/ (also dental hygienist)
a person who works with a dentist and cleans people's teeth to keep them healthyDentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teethDoctors and health workers generally
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