Dental hygienists deal with the prevention of dental problems: this involves performing a variety of examinations and cleaning procedures. They work closely with dentists.
In the Republic of Ireland dental hygienists are employed by the HSE, by private dental surgeries or Irish Dental Jobs. In Northern Ireland NHS Northern Ireland are typical employers, as are The Community Dental Service and private dental surgeries.
Travel: is not usually a feature: work is based in a dental surgeries and hospitals.
Working hours: typically seven or eight hours a day, but some longer hours occur.
Location: opportunities are possible in most towns and cities.
Graduates in the Republic of Ireland require the Diploma in Dental Hygiene which is a two year course. The Irish Dental Hygienists Association lists course providers. In Northern Ireland a two-year course approved by the General Dental Council is necessary. Dental hygienists must be registered in order to practise.
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