Dental Hygienist

Dental hygienists use their knowledge and clinical skills to provide dental hygiene care and provide oral health instructions to patients to prevent oral disease and maintain oral health.

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Services will include:

  • Perform oral health assessments that include taking a health history, dental charting, oral cancer screening, saliva testing and taking vital signs (blood pressure, pulse, blood glucose, respiration)
  • Expose, process, and interpret dental X-rays.
  • Make impressions of the teeth for plaster study models and mouthguard construction.
  • Photograph exterior and interior oral structures to profile stages of treatment and outcomes.
  • Administer anesthetic injections to numb the teeth and gums.
  • Remove plaque, calculus (soft and hard deposits) and stain from above and below the gum line.
  • Polish the teeth and dental restorations.
  • Perform root planning for non-surgical periodontal therapy.
  • Place and remove a post-surgical dressing and remove sutures.
  • Select and size orthodontic bands, prepare teeth for placement of braces and remove wires and fixed orthodontic appliances.
  • Apply decay preventive agents such as fluorides, varnishes, and sealants to the teeth.
  • Teach oral hygiene techniques to help people maintain healthy teeth and gums; and
  • Counsel patients on plaque control, good nutrition, smoking cessation and systemic health.

Instruments likely to use:

Diagnostic kits and individual instruments, all Hygiene instruments.

Scalers, Gracey’s, Curettes, S2002, FF53, DA69, SP65, Impression Trays.

Single Use Dental Instruments


Surgical Drape Kits


Clinical Consumables