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dental hygienist





Dental hygienists work in cleaning and polishing teeth, supra- and sub-gingival scaling of the teeth, application of prophylactic materials to the teeth, collecting data, administering comprehensive advice on oral hygiene and the care of the mouth, according to patients` needs under the supervision of dental practitioners following her/his directions.

Alternative Labels

oral health therapist

oral health specialist

orthodontic therapist

trainee dental hygienist

oral health practitioner

qualified dental hygienist

dental therapist

registered dental hygienist

dental hygienist

Regulatory Aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database: