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I'm wondering what is the role of the dentist vs. hygienist?

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Complexity: Hygienists clean your teeth and work with inflamed gum tissue and are usually limited to that. Dental licenses allow the practitioner to perform any dental procedure that he or she is comfortable with and trained to perform.

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