Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienist – 4 Days/32 Hours

Qualities we look for

  • Good eyesight
  • Manual dexterity
  • The ability to maintain concentration for long periods of time
  • A confident and friendly manner
  • Strong and adaptable communication skills
  • The ability to follow guidance and work efficiently

What will you be doing?

  • removing plaque and calculus by scaling and polishing teeth
  • taking impressions and/or dental radiographs of teeth
  • applying prophylactic/antibacterial materials, fissure sealants and topical fluorides to help prevent tooth decay
  • carrying out screening and monitoring procedures
  • treating and helping to prevent gum disease
  • ensuring that sterile conditions are maintained
  • offering advice and encouragement to patients
  • working closely with and under the instruction of dentists
  • using a range of dental instruments
  • keeping up to date with new developments within the profession and maintaining patient dental records

Requierments

  • a foundation degree in oral health science
  • a diploma of higher education (DipHE) in dental hygiene, or dental hygiene and dental therapy
  • a degree in oral health science, or dental therapy and dental hygiene
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