I do have to comment. The dental hygiene program is very intense and very similar to that of the RN program. However, as a dental hygienist we specialize in the area of the face and neck during our study. I don't agree or disagree with any of the comments really. I would just like to point out that in order for myself to keep my license as a dental hygienist in the state of Indiana, I have to do so many hours of continuing education every two years. I am friends with several nurses and none of them have to do that. I'm sure doing the botox injections require a lot of knowledge, but if an RN is capable I don't see why a hygienist wouldn't be. We are professionals with a license to maintain as well.