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What is a dental hygienist?

May 21 • 1 minute read

What is a dental hygienist?

Dental hygienists are educated health professionals who specialize in the promotion of oral health and prevention of oral disease. They have become an integral member of the oral health-care team, able to work alongside dentists, independently, or in a wide range of fields dealing with oral health care.

In addition to earning a diploma or bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from a college or university accredited by The Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada, practicing dental hygienists must be registered with the dental hygiene regulatory authority in their province or territory. Once registered and practicing, most provinces and territories require dental hygienists to successfully complete a number of professional development initiatives each year. In Ontario a quality assurance program is mandatory.

Source: 

Ontario Dental Hygienists’ Association (ODHA)

 

Oshawa Centre Dental

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