At Gentle Care Dentistry, our oral health therapist is Maviel. She is dual qualified as a hygienist and therapist. Her role within the dental team is largely focused on preventative care, as well as treatment of dental caries (tooth decay) and periodontal disease (gum disease).
Maviel works in conjunction with the dentist to give you dental care that is tailored to your needs. She is trained to provide, for all ages:
Tailored oral hygiene instructions
Dental x-rays, fluoride treatment, fissure sealants
General cleans to remove plaque and calculus build-up, as well as deeper cleans for those with gum disease
What this means for you is that there are now two professionals, a dentist and an oral health therapist, who will look after you at your six-monthly periodic check-up and clean. The cost is the same, but you will experience greater value with an increase in oral health awareness as they spend time with you. This is a great long term strategy to ensure you have good oral health techniques.