On 28th march 2013 the General Dental Council agreed to lift the restriction on Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists to see patients on prescription from a dentist only.
The policy came in to effect on 1st May 2013.
So, patients can now seek many treatments from these Dental Care Professionals without having to see a Dentist first.
A Dental Hygienist can carry out the following duties:
- Oral hygiene instruction
- Scaling and polishing
- Root surface debridement
- Recovery of indices
- Application of all medicamnets.
Contact the practice for further information.