What is a Dental Hygiene Practitioner?
A dental hygiene practitioner is a new category of BC dental hygiene registrants that can own and operate an independent dental hygiene practice. Similar to nurse practitioners in the "dental world". This allows us to work independently of a dentist but the same dental hygiene services that a traditional dental office provides are available and covered via extended benefits. We can focus on taking the time to provide more education on prevention! To obtain this new category, called Dental Hygiene Practitioner, extra education is required. This provides the public with access to dental hygiene care so that you're getting your gums and oral health taken care of!