What is the Role of a Restorative Dental Hygienist?

Are you looking for a lucrative, rewarding specialization in the field of dental hygiene? Becoming a restorative dental hygienist could be the perfect fit for you. As Canada’s population ages, the demand for these professionals are growing. In addition, many Canadians, no matter their age, are seeking to boost their confidence and enhance their appearance by improving their smiles.

 As an expert in this area, you can help foster every client’s positive self-image and improve their quality of life significantly, all while being paid a competitive salary. Below, learn more about what you can expect from a restorative dental hygienist career path.

What Does a Restorative Dental Hygienist Do? 

As the name of the profession suggests, when you become an expert in the field, you’ll be responsible for performing restorative procedures under the supervision of a dentist. In addition, some of your clients will simply need maintenance procedures done to keep their smiles healthy. Your duties may include taking impressions in preparation for the insertion of bridges and crowns, placing and removing dental restorations, adjusting restorations, and more.

As a restorative dental hygienist, you are improving the lives of clients by fixing their smiles.

In addition to dental procedures, restorative dental hygienists educate their clients on the importance of dental hygiene for their overall health and how they can maintain it. Effective restorative dental hygienists will also make their clients feel at ease by communicating with them effectively and projecting a pleasant, calm demeanor.  

How Do You Become a Restorative Dental Hygienist? 

To specialize in this area of expertise as a dental hygienist, the easiest first step is to graduate from a restorative dental hygienist program. Before that, you will have completed an accredited dental hygienist program that has been approved by the CDHO (College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario), a regulatory body that ensures the safety and ethics of dental hygiene care in Ontario. Once your registration with the CDHO has been approved, you’ll be equipped to begin advancing your dental hygiene career with the Canadian Academy of Dental Hygiene. At CADH, we’ll provide you with all the tools and knowledge you’ll need to succeed on your journey toward becoming a restorative dental hygienist.

How We Can Support You

By taking restorative hygiene college courses through our diploma program, you will have the opportunity to review your existing knowledge base as a dental hygiene professional, deepening your understanding of dental anatomy, occlusion, pain management, health and safety, collaborative oral health care teams, recording keeping processes, dental material properties, and how to place restorations. 

Learn the necessary skills to become a restorative dental hygienist from experienced faculty members in state-of-the-art facilities.

Not only will you develop the practical skills you need to complete restorative and preventative procedures, but you will also learn how to perform assessments and consult with dentists on client care. By the end of your studies, you will be very familiar with your professional responsibility as a restorative dental hygienist, helping you to confidently transition into this role upon completion of the program. With support from CADH faculty members who are experts in a wide range of dental professions, you’ll get a well-rounded education in our state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

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