Dental Hygiene Team
Our dental hygienists are dental healthcare professional that are able to offer services after obtaining the proper credentials and registration from the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta. Dental hygienists work as part of the Lippitt Dental team, performing certain tasks that involve direct patient care.
It is important to note that a dental hygienist has to obtain formal training and education before it is possible to be registered. Generally, most jurisdictions require at least a two-year degree in dental hygiene, as well as a number of science related courses as part of the program. Generally, a hygienist will have taken courses that provide background in oral anatomy, pharmacology, nutrition, and periodontology. Perhaps the single most common group of tasks associated with the profession involves preventive dental care. Gum maintenance is often taken care of by the dental hygienist. Along with cleaning, the hygienist often engages in root planing, and in educating the patient in general oral hygiene.
Expanding the range of responsibilities that a dental hygienist may provide as part of the dentist office staff often means patients are seen and treated more quickly than in times past.
At Lippitt Dental Centre we are always accepting new patients!
Call us at (403) 286-2525 to book your New Patient Teeth Cleaning appointment today!