Dental hygienists are trained in oral hygiene procedures which they may undertake in the dental office as directed by the dentist. These include:
- scaling and polishing teeth
- providing fluoride treatments
- providing oral hygiene instruction and counseling
Dental Hygiene Programs in BC
In BC a diploma in dental hygiene is required for an individual to work
as a dental hygienist. Please note: a bachelor degree in dental hygiene is NOT required to work as a dental hygienist in BC.