Professional Licensing

Dental Hygienists

Registration

Legislation

Employment Opportunities

Scope of Practice

The scope of practice for a dental hygienist includes the:

  • performance of dental services of a preventative and educational nature;
  • performance of dental prophylaxes;
  • application on teeth of topical fluorides or other anticariogenic agents;
  • rendering of first aid; and
  • taking and developing of x-rays.