In the Healthcare Industry is also known as Dental Hygienist and Dental Health Worker.
It is a dental allied professional who provides preventive oral health, typically focusing on techniques in oral hygiene. Some of the key responsibilities of the Dento Oral Hygienists are to remove plaque and clean and polish teeth using scaling instruments and a rotating polisher. They apply decay preventive agents such as fluorides and sealants, chart medical and dental histories, and take and develop dental x-ray films. They also screen patients, take a medical history, and add information to the patient’s chart.
This job requires the individual to work in collaboration with dentist and deliver the healthcare services as suggested by them. The individual should be result oriented. The individual should also be able to demonstrate clinical skills, communication skills and ethical behaviour.