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Dental Hygienist Cover Letter
Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely that a Dental Hygienist will cause any damage to the teeth and surrounding gum tissue. A patient may experience some discomfort if they do not have good home care and their gum tissue is inflamed prior to their dental visit. It is important to see your hygienist every 3-6 months to maintain a healthy oral environment.See 2 more doctor answers
2-4 years: The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for a dental hygienist to grow by 38 percent until 2020. There is a 2-year certificate or associate's program with a technical school and 4-year bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene. In any case you are in the right place at the right time. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
More info needed...: If we knew what it was that your hygienist did not do, we could give you some guidance. But since that is currently unknown, the advice is to repost your question with more information.See 3 more doctor answers
Why is it required to see a dental hygienist every 3 months? I never had problems but they kept seeing me that often.
Usually every 6: Month, unless they found problem they want to watch, ask them what the reason.See 1 more doctor answer
What do you advise if I'm trying to pursue a career of being a dental hygienist, about how many years of education is required?
2-4 years : The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects demand for a dental hygienist to grow by 38 percent until 2020. There is a 2-year certificate or associate's program with a technical school and 4-year bachelor's degrees in dental hygiene. In any case you are in the right place at the right time. Good luck.See 1 more doctor answer
Dental hygienist dropped my crown on the floor and then took it to the back to clean. Should I have asked for a new one? Does this happen?
My experienced dental hygienist uses magnifying loupes but takes 60 minutes to do each of my quarterly perio cleanings. Usual range of time?
Unusually good.: Consider yourself very fortunate that you have such a diligent and conscientious dental hygienist. She has become "familiar" with the root surfaces of your teeth and is taking her time and skill to visualize contamination below the gum line and remove it for you.See 1 more doctor answer
Very different: Hygienists clean teeth. Orthodontists straighten teeth and correct misaligned bites. Career wise, an orthodontist requires about 5 more years of training than a hygienist, but also typically makes a much more substantial income. One is a doctor, the other is not.See 3 more doctor answers
I went to dental hygienist and my teeth are not whiter afterwards, is this normal to have happen?
Important: The knowledge of head and neck anatomy is required by most dental hygiene programs. Not only tooth types and shapes must be known but the tissues, muscles, glands, ligaments, tendons, bones, and joints are all a balanced system supporting each other. The dental hygienist not only cleans the tartar but examines the mouth for the normal and abnormal. They are valuable staff member if the dental team
Responsibility: A periodontist is resposible for the diagnosis, treatment, and analyzing the outcome of therapy. The hygienist is a crafty technician who helps the periodontist/dentist in carry out a part of the periodontal therapy, specifically the charting and the debridement. A periodontist will oversee and carry out any surgical procedures...See 2 more doctor answers
Dental hygienist: Dental hygienist or dental assistants are not allowe to use a high speed hand piece inside patients mouth. If you are referring to the ultrasonic hygiene cleaning instrument, they are allowed to use that. I hope that answers your question.See 2 more doctor answers
Periodontal exam: A complete dental exam should include evaluation of one's periodontal health. Periodontal probing is normally part of that comprehensive evaluation. It's often unnecessary to probe children's pockets when it is visually apparent that they have excellent gingival health. As they get older, it becomes more of the necessary routine. If recently probed, a hyg need not probe first.See 4 more doctor answers
Privileges: The difference in the amount of education affords each a set of privileges, determined by the state in which they are licensed. For the most part, a hygienist practices under the direct supervision of a dentist. Use your favorite search engine to research exactly what each does in maintaining and restoring your oral health.
A LOT: It''s like asking how does a medical doctor differ from a nurse practitioner. Dental hygienists clean teeth, and do a limited amount of deep cleaning (root planing and subgingival curretage). Dentists do everything else that has to do with teeth and the oral cavity. If you are asking about just a cleaning, i would probably want to see an rdh, while for everything else, i would want to see a dentis.See 1 more doctor answer
See below: A hygienist is trained to clean teeth. An assistant is trained to aid the dr in his/her treatment of the patient.See 1 more doctor answer
Is a dental hygienist qualified to remove my 2 temporary cemented implant crowns to then permanently cement them? Hygienist asked me for the ok.
Expanded duties: Each state is different, and it depends on his/her training and certification. I would let your dentist cement the crowns in this situation.See 1 more doctor answer
No: Some states have developed new mid level providers who can remove cavities and place fillings. These pilot programs have usually attracted former dental hygienists into their program. As a general rule hygienists can't drill a tooth or place a filling without additional certifcation and working in a state that permits this type of care.See 1 more doctor answer
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