Dental hygienists are trained in oral hygiene procedures which they may undertake in the dental office as directed by the dentist. These include:

  • scaling and polishing teeth
  • providing fluoride treatments
  • providing oral hygiene instruction and counseling

Dental Hygiene Programs in BC

In BC a diploma in dental hygiene is required for an individual to work as a dental hygienist. Please note: a bachelor degree in dental hygiene is NOT required to work as a dental hygienist in BC.

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