What is the difference between a dental hygienist and dentist?
A dental hygienist and a dentist are both professionals who work in the field of dentistry, but their roles and responsibilities differ.
A dental hygienist is a licensed oral health professional who can work in a dentist owned office, own a dental hygiene office, or work in the public sector. Their primary role is to provide preventive dental care, such as cleaning teeth and educating patients on proper oral hygiene techniques. Dental hygiene treatments aim to to reduce oral diseases leading to better overall health. They may also place sealants, temporary fillings or desensitizing and cavity preventing agents, such as fluoride on teeth. They can provide other treatments as allowed by law, with a dentist's prescription.
A dentist, on the other hand, is a licensed healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of oral health problems. They perform a wide range of procedures, including fillings, root canals, extractions, and more complex procedures like dental implants and oral surgery. Dentists also develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and manage patients' overall oral health.
Dental care services at the QEHC
At our health complex, our providers offer a variety of dental care services.
Our qualified dental hygiene providers use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your teeth are healthy and strong. Their teams of friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find the best solution for your dental care needs. With our dental hygiene services, you can be sure that your teeth will be taken care of in the best possible way.
Our highly qualified dentist providers are experienced professionals who specialize in preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Our providers use the most advanced techniques and materials to ensure the best outcome for each patient, striving to make our patients' dental care experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Contact one of our dental hygiene or dentist providers from the list below to book an appointment today.
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As a not for profit organization, unique in its kind across the nation, we work hard with limited resources in order to offer top of the line care and are proud to offer state of the art radiology services.In an attempt at serving all of our patients equally, we kindly ask you to help us by respectfully letting us know at least 48h in advance if you wish to cancel your appointment.Whether you wish to cancel or reschedule please let us know through the cancellation form below and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.
If not cancelled within 48h, a missed appointment may result in a 50$ charge added to your file.