A dental hygienist wears many hats. Not only are they vital members of any dental office by keeping teeth and gums clean, but they help to calm nerves, perform administrative duties, and better explain the treatment process after a patient meets with the dentist. Since the second week in April is Dental Hygienists Week, here are four reasons you should show your appreciation to those who believe in taking care of your smile.
They Spot Problems From the Start
When visiting the dentist’s office, the dental hygienist is often the first person you’ll see when escorted to a treatment room. Many times, they’ll perform an examination of your smile and pinpoint any small or large problems even before the dentist arrives! This can be a comforting reality, as they will ensure you get the treatment you need and deserve.
They’re Continually Learning
Once they graduate from dental hygiene school, it is typically not the end of learning for these professionals. Instead, they are often taking continuing education courses and honing their skillsets to not only create a positive experience for patients but also strengthen their knowledge. Dentistry is constantly evolving, so it’s important that dental hygienists stay on top of the latest changes and developments.
They Offer Compassionate Care
Visiting the dentist can be a difficult task for some patients, especially those who suffer from dental anxiety. However, when meeting with a dental hygienist, there is a good chance they’ll provide the compassionate care and approach you deserve. With a kind and caring demeanor and gentle touch, they can create a positive experience that changes the way patients view the dentist’s office.
They Often Give Back to the Community
Although not all dentists and their teams are committed to giving back to the community, many dental hygienists enjoy giving back to individuals within their area or even overseas. Whether it’s volunteering locally to help underprivileged patients or assisting in countries that lack vital oral healthcare services, many hygienists care about giving back to those in need.
Dental hygienists should be applauded for the work they do each day to care for the smiles of the community. If you know one who has made a difference in your life and goes above and beyond to create a positive and noteworthy experience each time you visit for a checkup and cleaning, make sure to extend your appreciation and gratitude. They deserve it.
About the Practice
Indy Dental Group consists of a team of dentists who are skilled and highly trained to treat patients with all types of smile issues. Patients who come to our state-of-the-art facility can expect a welcoming and comfortable experience, complete with the latest in advanced technology. Our dental hygienists work to ensure patient safety and comfort while making sure to answer questions, address concerns, and explain various treatment options to patients in need. To find out more about our practice and expert team of dentists, contact us at (317) 846-6125.