Hygienist is a  dental care professional (DCP). Experience as a dental nurse can lead to progression to occupations such as dental hygienist

Role and responsibility
A professional who works with the dentist to keep patients' teeth and gums healthy.

This includes

  • removing calculus from teeth, as well as polishes them.
  • also provide dietary advice, motivation, and oral hygiene instruction.

A patient must be seen by a dentist before the hygienist can begin treatment.