Dental hygienists are specially trained members of the dental team who work together with your dentist to provide fully integrated dental care. They play an important role in dental health, preventing dental diseases by providing individual oral hygiene care and instructions to patients.

The dental hygienist treats and prevents oral disease such as gingivitis and periodontal disease by removing plaque, calculus (tartar) and staining from the teeth. 

Both adults and children can benefit from a visit to the dental hygienist as they are taught how dental disease occurs and how it can be prevented.

At Parkside Dental Surgery in Dubbo, we have a strong focus on preventative dentistry, which means our patients have to spend less time and money with the dentist.

Why should I see the dental hygienist and not the dentist?