In a clinic or hospital setting, a dental hygienist works under the supervision of a licensed dentist. The dental hygienist aims to improve oral and overall health by providing preventive, therapeutic and educational services to the public in the State of Qatar. Dental hygiene services include assessing general and oral health status, advising patients on oral hygiene, removing dental deposits and stains, applying cavity-preventing agents, performing radiographic exams, examining patients’ teeth and gums, taking measurements, taking impressions and recording the presence of oral diseases and abnormalities. The dental hygienist is a critical member of the oral health care team and an advocate for overall health promotion.
The dental hygienist aims to improve oral and overall health by providing preventative, therapeutic and educational services including: assessment of general and oral health status, advisement on oral hygiene, the removal of dental deposits and stains, application of cavity-prevention agents, facilitation of radiographic examinations, and teeth and gum examination. The Diploma in Dental Hygiene (Dip. DH) is a ten-semester applied diploma, including a full semester of clinical practice, that prepares students to work as clinical dental hygienists within a hospital, community healthcare center or private practice stetting.