Hygienist/Therapist Service
This website is for referring dentists. If you are a patient, please click here for our patient site.

Not every practice has a dental hygienist. However, many patients would benefit from treatment by a dental hygienist/therapist and we are happy to accept referrals from other practices for this. We accept referrals for:

• Scaling and polishing
• Oral hygiene instruction
• Diet advice
• Root surface debridement
• Full mouth disinfection

OUR HYGIENIST/THERAPIST
Rebecca Hanson BSc is our Dental Therapist and Hygienist. She took her training at the University of Manchester. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science degree in Oral Health Sciences and qualified in 2006. She is a registered dental care professional with the General Dental Council. Her registration number is 103110

REFERRALS TO OUR HYGIENIST/THERAPIST
We can arrange to see your patient directly without having to see one of our dentists first. However, we must have a signed prescription. Please download and print out the referral form and prescription below. Please note that dental hygienists and therapists can see patients only with a written prescription from a dentist and we will not be able to see your patient without one. if you wish us to conduct regular reviews and maintenance for your patient, we will need a new prescription every two years.

Referral Form and Prescription for Hygienist/Therapist Services



PERIODONTAL DIAGNOSIS
Andrew Shelley was author of the e-Den module on periodontal diagnosis. Should you find it helpful, we have prepared a summary of that section of the e-Den project which advises on periodontal diagnosis and the latest terminology.

Notes on Periodontal Diagnosis


FULL MOUTH DISINFECTION
In cases where a diagnosis of aggressive periodontitis has been made, your patient may benefit from a course of full mouth disinfection with adjunctive, systemic antimicrobial therapy. In this procedure the whole mouth in disinfected in a single day. Amongst other advantages, this enables us to use a single course of systemic, antimicrobial therapy. We find that the procedure is very motivating for patients. Much research has been carried out into the effect of full mouth disinfection. One recent review paper is linked here. There is further detail in our patient leaflet about the full mouth disinfection procedure below.

Patient Leaflet on
Full Mouth Disinfection

FEES FOR HYGIENIST/THERAPIST SERVICES
We charge £39 for each 20 minute appointment with our hygienist/therapist. In most cases we will need multiple visits. Please make your patient aware of this. For full mouth disinfection we have a set charge of £495.



PATIENT INFORMATION
Your patient will want to know what will happen when they see our hygienist/therapist and how much it will cost. Please give your patient a guide to fees as above. We have also produced a patient information leaflet which may be downloaded and printed out by clicking the link below.

Hygienist/Therapist Service Patient Information Leaflet

Please give a copy of this leaflet to your patient which explains costs, how to find us and other details about hygienist/therapist services.
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