London Dental Hygienist
Over 90% of the population show some signs of gum disease without even realizing it. This is because it is a silent problem and may go unrecognised. This is why it is important for you to go to the hygienist to keep your gums and teeth healthy for life.
After visiting the hygienist you will end up with a stain-free brighter smile. Most importantly though, you will have the knowledge on how to keep it that way.
I am a new patient and I only want to see the Hygienist. What are the rules?
Under current Dental legislation, Dental Hygienists have to work under a prescription of a Dentist. It is for this reason, we are not allowed to book appointments with Dental Hygienists only. New patients have to register and be seen by a Dentist who will formulate a plan of treatment, which is presented to Hygienist.
I am an existing patient and I want to see the hygienist in between my check-ups?
As you already have a prescription in your notes, you can make an appointment to see the hygienist directly. However you should keep regular yearly appointments with the dentist to keep the prescription up to date.
I am already registered with another dentist, but would like to only see the hygienist at your practice. What is the procedure?
This is possible and quite simple. However, you will require a simple referral letter or an email from your dentist outlining what he wishes from our hygienist. We require this brief referral to comply with Dental legislation. Our Hygienist will send a report of her care to your dentist at the end of her treatment for his notes. The charges incurred are paid to our practice in the usual manner.
For general information on a condition and treatment? Visit the British Dental Health Foundation . The BDHF is an independent charity dedicated to raising public awareness about the benefits of improving oral health.
Want to find out about dental treatment? Want to know how to look after your teeth better? Visit the new BDA Smile web site.
Want to learn about dental anatomy, conditions, treatments and good oral health? Visit the BDA's cutting edge 3D Educational website.