Dimos Dental & Facial Aesthetics
A Great Dentist

What is a dental hygienist/therapist?

Our Dental Hygienists are university trained professionals, who focus on disease prevention through education and clinical treatment.

Comprising a vital part of the dental team, hygienists:

  • Collate patient information to facilitate a complete and accurate treatment plan
  • Assess, document and treat periodontal periodontal conditions (gum disease)
  • Detect problems with tooth structures such as decay, cracking, acid erosion and wear from tooth grinding
  • Take diagnostic imaging to aid in diagnosis, including xrays, infrared images (Diagnocam) and digital colour images
  • Screen for soft tissue abnormalities, including Oral Cancer Screening
  • Educate patients as to how best take control of their oral health and avoid future negative dental outcomes
  • Perform whitening procedures
  • Take dental mouldings or impressions

A Dental Therapist is the title used to describe a dental practitioner who has trained to perform general dentistry including examinations, diagnosis, fillings and tooth removal, often with a patient age limitation, dependent on their institution of education.

Finally, an Oral Health Therapist is qualified as both a Dental Hygienist and a Dental Therapist.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
COVID-19 UPDATE
We are pleased to announce that the ADA has eased restriction to Level 1 and we are now able to provide ALL dental services and treatments. Rest assured our team will be implementing additional infection control precautions to keep you, our staff, and the community safe. Please feel free to call our practice if you have any questions or concerns or for more information on how we are handling COVID, please click here.