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.
- 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.