At Dr. Benjamin's Manhattan and Brooklyn practices, dental hygienists provide basic care and screen patients for periodontal disease and oral cancer.
ELLA KOPOLOVICH: The role of dental hygienist is very important in the dental practice. The most important part is the basic care that we deliver to our patients. Basic care includes the proofing and scaling and root plannings. We also do the screening of cancer, oral cancer; screening of periodontal disease and the link of periodontal disease to heart disease. The education is very important and the help we provide is based on the education and this is the main role of the dental hygienist. In our practice we created client specific home care and the in office maintenance routine cleanings. When we see the patient we can really create a custom treatment for every patient.