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 

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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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