Dentists are experts in reviewing and advising you on your oral health. They are highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of problems and in the prevention of disease that affects your teeth and mouth.
It takes around five year’s training to become a dentist at a British dental school, followed by one year’s Foundation Training at an approved dental practice. Once qualified, dentists regularly take part in compulsory training and professional development to keep up-to-date with new dental techniques, regulations and research. They can also gain further qualifications and training for more advanced knowledge or become a specialist in a certain area of dentistry.
Every dental health professional must be registered with the General Dental Council (GDC).
Dental hygienists examine patients for signs of oral diseases, such as gingivitis, and provide preventive care. They also educate and motivate their patients in the care of their oral health.
It takes around three years to earn a degree in dental hygiene. Once qualified, they need to continue developing their skills and keep their knowledge up to date. Undertaking continuing professional development (CPD) is an essential part of maintaining their registration with the General Dental Council and they have to spend at least 75 hours over a five-year period engaging in CPD activities relevant to your practice.
The answer to that question, for us, is always yes.
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It all depends on the treatment you need and the type of dentist you visit.
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