The dental hygienist is a key component in promoting oral health, and has an important role in every stage of periodontal treatment: diagnosis, controlling the risk factors of the disease, non-surgical periodontal treatment, and loyalty and long-term dental care.
The dental hygienist is a member of the team responsible for the patient's oral health, alongside the dentist, and as such must have a general overview of dentistry to use as a reference point.
- To bring dental professionals up to date on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal and peri-implant diseases.
- To teach hygienists how to manage specific clinical procedures in hard to access, technically complex cases.
- To go over the most important aspects involved in scaling and root planing.
- To teach students how to manage medical emergencies, how to treat special patients and medical confidentiality.
- To provide a complete overview of oral pathology.
- To explain basic orthodontic concepts used in daily practice.
- To offer a guide on prosthetic rehabilitation in clinical cases.
- To inform students about how to manage the dental hygiene cabinet.
- To offer business management tools for dental clinics.
The course is divided into 8 modules, and is designed so that the student will obtain theoretical knowledge, as well as practical skills based on putting the concepts learned into clinical practice. The course provides tools to help you organise treatment and monitor periodontal patients where there is a relationship with other dental specialities. In addition, the course provides information on how to effectively manage the hygiene cabinet and the dental clinic, meeting growing demands for business knowledge.