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    Default does your dentist have a hyginist do your check ups to deligate his workload?

    does your dentist have a hygenist do your check ups to deligate workload?

    is this the way things are going a bit like pharmacists and partly trained like gps to advice patients and take workload off drs for many things its part of the uni curriculum and attitude .

    someone i know says a hygenist has only 2 years experience and they want to see only a dentist that has more years experience

    does it matter for check ups or xrays.

    I'd love to hear if other people are finding their dentist is delegating their check ups to a hygenist.

    thank you

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    I went to a dentist that used a hygienist and never went back. The actual dentist charged me a fortune and spent about 30sec looking in my mouth - just took at face value what the hygienist said/did.

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    My current dentist does the exam and the scale and clean.
    Previous dentists the dentist would come in, do the exam (5 min) then the hygienist would do the scale and clean.
    Havenโ€™t noticed a difference in cost.

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    Nope mine does it all! DS dentist is the same when he gets his 6 month check ups/clean

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    Our dentist does everything herself

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    My kids see a paediatric dentist due to some issues with their teeth and last time we were there he mentioned next time he might have the hygienist do most of the work, but I'm not comfortable with that, especially with them having conditions that affect their teeth, so I'm going to make sure when I book the appointment that it is with the dentist, otherwise I will change dentists.

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    DH and I see the same dentist. DH has been going to him longer than I have. The hygienist does DH's clean, but the dentist does a proper check up as well. I've only been to him twice, but have only seen the dentist. Once for a check up and once to get a wisdom tooth removed and a clean after said check up. He checked both kids too. At ours, you can book in with either. DH is happy seeing the hygienist, I'll continue to see the dentist. But that's because the hygienist is also a Mum and the kids are in the same class. So feels a bit weird to see her professionally!

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    I'm a dental assistant. Where I currently work the dentist does the exams and the hygienist does the scale and polish. But as the hygienist only was works part time he does scale n polish. Dentist/ hygienist allows 1hr for appointments. He does try and push for the hygienist to do the clean so that way he's free to do any treatment required. But I've also worked where the dentist do 20 min cleans... and at another place the dentist only cleaned the top 6 top/bottom teeth ๐Ÿ˜จ
    People either have preference for dentist or hygienist

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    Myself, hubby and our daughter all go to 3 completely different dental practices and at all of them, the dentist does everything. The assistant just takes notes and passes the dentist things. If Iโ€™m paying that much to see a dentist, I want the dentist there the whole time!

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    Default does your dentist have a hyginist do your check ups to deligate his workload?

    I know itโ€™s petty and annoying to point this out but why does the title assume dentists are male...?
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