Dental hygienists have a vital role in helping to prevent dental problems from arising.
Dental hygienists carry out procedures such as:
- scaling teeth (at times under local anaesthetic)
- polishing teeth
- applying topical fluoride and fissure sealants
They work in hospitals and in community dental services, but most frequently in general dental practice. Many dental hygienists lead teams of oral health educators.
Find out more about the Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy course here at Leeds.