Posted on 09 March 2022
Do you know the differences between a dental hygienist and a dental assistant? While both of these professionals work together with a dentist, their roles are quite different.
To summarise the main responsibilities of each:
- Assistants perform administrative tasks, prepare the examination room before a session -- as well as assist the dentist at times.
- Hygienists will provide teeth cleanings, gum examinations and they can take x-rays (to name a few roles).
- Both regularly communicate with a dentist to guarantee that the best treatment techniques are employed.
"As you can see, dental assistants and hygienists are both imperative for supporting patient care."
This article provides a more in-depth overview: