DIRECT ACCESS TO OUR DENTAL HYGIENISTS!
We welcome new patients who wish to access our Hygienist service directly.
Prior to changes in GDC guidelines in May 2013, patients could only see a Hygienist on referral from a Dentist. Now it is possible to book an appointment with a Hygienist without the need to always see the Dentist first. Our Hygienists can assess the health of your gums and treat any disease present as well as offering you the best advice on how to maintain a healthy mouth!
It is however vital to maintain regular examinations with your Dentist to identify and diagnose any problems in your mouth early. Full dental examinations are currently not within the Hygienists remit. If our Hygienists sees any issues of concern in your mouth during a direct access visit they will refer you back to your dentist accordingly. All new patients will be required to fill in a medical history and consent form.