Diploma in Dental Hygienist
IMPORTANT NOTICE- Course run by Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences. We are the only DCI approved institute running ‘Diploma in Dental Hygienist Course’ in Eastern UP.
Dental Hygienists are oral healthcare practitioners. They are ancillary dental workers (licensed) capable of performing tasks like prevention and treatment of oral diseases, patient education, scaling, polishing and whitening of teeth.
They are capable of working under the guidance and instructions of a licensed and qualified Dentist.
Here are some common tasks performed by licensed Dental Hygienists:
• Take dental radiographs
• Patient education (providing oral healthcare advice and instructions)
• Scaling and root planing
• Cleaning, Polishing and whitening teeth
• Administer local anaesthesia
• Remove plaque
• Apply dental sealants, coatings, fluorides and antibacterial drugs
• Assist Dentists during surgery and patient examination
Here are some skills and traits required to thrive in this field:
• Caring attitude towards patients
• Patience (especially while dealing with kids)
• Good communication skills
• Eye for detail
• Stamina and will to work for long hours (depends on schedule)
• Clinical know-how
BASIC COURSE DETAILS
Course format: It is a Diploma certificate course. On course completion, successful candidates will be awarded a Diploma certificate. Using this qualification, they may practice as Dental Hygienists in India.
Course duration: 2 years.
Eligibility criteria: 10+2 Science stream passed with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects (preferred) from a recognized board is the minimum educational qualification required. If minimum aggregate marks criteria exists, it could be between 45-55% aggregate marks in board examination.
CAREER PROSPECTS AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES
These days, people are giving more attention towards oral healthcare. Thanks to our changing lifestyle and food habits, dental problems have been increasing among Indians!
Thanks to this trend, the number of patients approaching dentists have increased. Since dental hygienists directly assist dentists, their demand too has gone up!
Diverse job opportunities exist in front of Dental Hygienists in India. Both Government and private sector jobs are available in front of them.
Dental Hygienists may find work at Government hospitals (dental wards), Private hospitals (dental wards), Government healthcare missions and schemes, Private dental clinics, CHCs (Community Health Centres), Armed Forces and NGOs offering oral healthcare treatment to people.