What course do I need to do to become a Dental Hygiene Assistant?
Dental Hygiene Assistants are tasked with readying patients for treatments in order to lessen the workload and improve workflow efficiency for the dentist and hygienist. They may be required to review care plans with patients, organise and prepare equipment before procedures, take dental impressions and vital signs, and perform fluoride applications.
Dental hygienists are employed to assist the dentist by cleaning patient’s teeth, administering oral examinations and conducting X-rays. A Dental Hygiene Assistant aides the hygienist by prepping rooms before treatments, developing X-ray films and carrying out other office related tasks when the dentist and hygienist are unavailable.