What is a Dental Hygienist or Oral Health Therapist?
A dental hygienist is responsible for maintaining your oral health by keeping your teeth and gums clean and disease free. They also teach you techniques to maintain this cleanliness when you are at home so that you can prevent dental problems.
Our Oral Health Therapists have undergone tertiary education so that they can work as hygienists, as well as carry out dental treatment for people up until the age of 18.
Our dental hygienists, Brianna and Kellie, have worked at the practice for many years and have a loyal and happy following of dedicated patients. They both offer very caring, gentle treatments and work closely with the Dentists to ensure optimum oral health care for their patients. They have a very professional approach and take maintaining good oral hygiene very seriously.
Our oral health therapists:
We have two oral health therapists, Kathrine and Miryam, who work as hygienists, but can also do dental treatment for those under the age of 18. This work includes check ups, fillings and some extractions.
All hygienists and oral health practitioners are qualified to provide in chair Zoom whitening for our adult patients.
Why Doesn't My Dentist do the Work?
Our team of hygenists have been specifically trained to perform preventative treatment as well as health maintenance when it comes to the mouth, teeth and gums. This is so more time can be dedicated to this important aspect of your oral health as well as freeing up your dentist for more complicated dental procedures.
What training does a dental hygienist have?
Dental Hygienists are required to have undertaken a 3 year degree or diploma in Oral Health Therapy.
Contact us today to book in your oral hygiene appointment.