Direct Access Hygienist
In the year 2013, the General Dental Council removed the need for a dentist to refer to a dental hygienist or dental therapist. This means hygienists and therapists can carry out their full scope of practice without the patient having to see a dentist first.
What does this mean for you?
Your appointment will be a little bit longer as our hygienist will need to take comprehensive dental, medical and social history, in order to deliver the best dental treatment for your needs.
The dental hygienist will provide instructions on how to care for your oral health at home and will carry out the teeth cleaning and polishing (scale & polish) for you.
The appointment does not include a full oral examination and assessment. We ask patients to take note of the importance of regular check-ups which they should book separately with their dentist. If the hygienist is unable to provide an aspect of treatment, the hygienist will refer the patient to the dentist.
The dental hygienist will recommend suitable appointment recalls and answers any questions you might have. You will then leave the clinic with a healthier mouth.
Our teams work closely together. If your hygienist or therapist finds you require treatment beyond their scope of practice, or identifies a concern that needs further investigation, they will refer you to the dentist, or a relevant health practitioner, for advice and guidance.
|Tuesday||08:30 – 19:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 – 19:00|
|Thursday||08:30 – 19:00|
|Friday||08:30 – 19:00|
|Saturday||08:30 – 13:00|