Dental Hygienist

Dental Hygienists carry out preventative dental procedures under the direction of a Dentist.
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    Overview

    Dental Hygienists carry out preventative dental procedures under the direction of a Dentist.

    Day-to-day

    • provides educational programmes to motivate children, parents and the community in matters relating to oral health
    • provides fluoride therapy by applying re-mineralising solutions and desensitising agents
    • removes deposits from teeth.

    To become a Dental Hygienist

    • You usually need an advanced diploma or bachelor degree in oral health to work as a Dental Hygienist.

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    • Registration with the Dental Board of Australia is required.

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