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What does a dental hygienists do?

Permanent Linkby parisfamily on Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:55 am

Dental hygienists are healthcare professionals who worked alongside dentists and with other dentist in Winchester VA, whose main objectives are:
[*] Patient screening procedures, including examinations on new patients.
[*] Making charts and treatments for oral diseases.
[*]Taking X-rays of your teeth
[*]Cleaning of your teeth.
[*]Polishing of your teeth to make it smoother and shinier.
[*]Application of sealants and fluorides for the preventing tooth decay, harder for the plaque and tartar to grow.
[*]Counseling on proper oral care
[*]Provides oral cancer screening and prevention.
[*]Documentation and paper works for your case & keep track of your treatment plans.

Dental hygienists use hand scalers and ultrasonic scalers to take out plaque and tartar from the teeth. They also use slow-speed rotary tools to polish and remove stains.

Aside from the dental hygienist’s clinical skills. A dental hygienist must develop a character of being able to acknowledge and understand a patient’s emotional hardships and be able to provide comfort and assurance. Most of the patients that will come to the door are in extreme pain and mental stress. The ability of the Dental hygienist’s interpersonal skills to calm and assure the patient of the situation and solution will be an immense benefit to the patient. Dental hygienists must be creative in their way of patient management and oral health education since they will be interacting with a diverse population.

Qualifications of to be a Dental Hygienist :

[*]He/she must be a graduate from an accredited dental hygiene school with an associate degree, a certificate, a bachelor's degree, or a master’s degree.
[*]He/she must pass the written and clinical exam to have a license from the dental board in the state in he/she will be working in.

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