After obtaining the proper credentials and registration from the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta, Main Street hygienists are able to work closely with the dental team and perform certain tasks that involve direct patient care.
Upon completing a 2 to 4-year dental hygiene program, a dental hygienist will have a firm understanding of oral anatomy, pharmacology, nutrition, radiology and periodontology. This vast knowledge base allows the dental hygienist to provide effective dental treatment in a professional manner.
Perhaps the single most common group of tasks associated with the profession involves preventive dental care. Gum and bone maintenance is often taken care of by the dental hygienist; it involves the removal of plaque and calculus, tooth polishing, and the application of fluoride.
Main Street Hygienists also plays a key role in educating the patient about general oral hygiene. The emphasis on patient education and collaboration is of great importance for the team at Main Street Dental in order to deliver the best service and provide customer satisfaction.