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Did you know you can see a hygienist without seeing a dentist?

19-03-2018

As of May 2013, General Dental Council permits patients to directly access the services of dental hygienists. Previously, hygienists had to work on the prescription of a dentist. This means that hygienists can now carry out their full scope of practice without prescription and without the patient having to see a dentist first.

You need to understand the scope of what dental hygienists can and cannot do. They can:

-Remove stain, tartar, bacterial deposits and other debris

-Give advice on oral hygiene

-Show how to use tools such as interdental brushes

-Advice you on the progression of gum disease but more advanced conditions need to be assessed by a dentist.

However, they cannot diagnose or give the prognosis of diseases such as decay, broken teeth, etc. They also cannot prescribe antibiotics, painkillers or any other drugs to ease the symptoms.

If you would like to book an appointment to see our hygienist Colin Dunlop, please give us a call on 020 8567 4344.

 

 

 

Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT

phone 020 8567 4344

Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday:

8.30am – 5.00pm

Saturday:

By appointment only.

February 2021
We continue to remain OPEN during the new lockdown and wish to inform you
that travel for dental care is allowed under the new lockdown rules.

 

We are continuing to do everything we can to keep you and our teams safe and protected.