About Dental Hygienist
A Dental Hygienist is responsible for cleaning the teeth of the patients. These tasks were previously carried out solely by the Dentist but can now be performed by the Dental Hygienist. They are an associate to the Dentist in the dental team. They remove hard and soft deposits from the teeth, examine patients for signs of oral diseases like gingivitis and educate patients on ways to improve their oral hygiene. They work independently in the practice.