Dental hygienist is a doctor, whose specialization is in the treatment of teeth and mouth cavity. That’s why during the consultation with patients he pays much attention to the ways of teeth protection and prevention of the different dental diseases. The job duties of the dental hygienist are determined but the law, that exists in certain cities. Local dental services are ruled by them. In most cases this specialist has the same rules with the simple stomatologist. But he is allowed to use anesthesia and other medicines in some cases. It is necessary to mention that in some countries, for example in the USA or Canada doctor can do it only when he has a special permission.
Dental hygienist offers different procedures. He usually does simple examinations, which are also called scaling. It is used for patients, suffering with disease of paradonta. It is a kind of cleaning, which is usually performed by physician or dentist. But he can’t help patient with curettage. If it is necessary, doctor has a right to refer patient to the X-ray examination. He also gives the patient an advice about taking care of teeth or mouth cavity.
Procedures, carried out by the doctor have some phases. First of all doctor must examine the patient and the condition of his teeth. If it is necessary, he prescribes X-rays. Then doctor checks, if the patient has periodontal problems. After it dental hygienist can propose a plan of the patient’s treatment. But this doctor can’t make the final plan of cure. It is always done by therapist or dentist. The next step is making plan of recovery. At the end of the cure doctor must estimate the results of treatment. If it is necessary, doctor can bring some changes into the plan of treatment.