Goose Creek Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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We are dentists serving the Goose Creek, Summerville, and North Charleston areas.
A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventive oral health, typically focusing on techniques in oral hygiene. Local dental regulations determine the scope of practice of dental hygienists. In most jurisdictions, hygienists work for a dentist, and some are licensed to administer local anesthesia. Common procedures performed by hygienists include cleanings known as prophylaxis, scaling and root planing for patients with periodontal disease, taking of prescribed radiographs, dental sealants, administration of fluoride, and providing instructions for proper oral hygiene and care.
To become a dental hygienist in the United States, you must graduate from a dental hygiene program, with either an associate degree (most common), a certificate, a bachelor's degree or a master's degree from a dental hygienist school that is accredited by the American Dental Association.
All dental hygienists in our office are licensed by the State of South Carolina and are a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH).