Dental Hygienist

Registered Dental Hygienists in Frankfort, IL

Also Serving Mokena and New Lenox, IL, and Surrounding Areas

Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is proud to employ registered dental hygienists for our pediatric dental cleaning services. Whatever your child needs to come in for, you can be sure that they will receive the best care in the Frankfort, IL; Mokena, IL; and New Lenox, IL, areas.

Requirements and Accreditations

Whether through community or technical colleges, dental schools, or universities, all dental hygienists must meet requirements set by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, which is the only organization the U.S. Department of Education has approved to accredit dental hygienist programs.

These programs include basic science and clinical science courses, along with supervised patient care experiences. When hygienists complete these two-year programs and pass the National Board Dental Hygiene Examination, they receive an associate degree, which then enables them to take the licensure exam.

Once licensed, dental hygienists are eligible for careers in dental offices, whether for independent, private, or public sectors or in residential aged care facilities. Dental hygienists may also choose to continue their training in education, marketing, public health, or business administration.

Skills and Responsibilities

Registered dental hygienists assist dentists in many ways to provide full oral health care to patients. These trained dental experts have expertise in preventing and treating many oral diseases, including oral cancers.  Our pediatric hygienists receive further training that help meet the needs of patients with special needs, behavior disorders, and anxiety in the dental environment.

At your child's dental appointment,  the dental hygienist will examine the soft tissues in your child's mouth, perform bi-annual teeth cleanings and apply fluoride treatments, create a personalized oral health prevention plan, take x-rays, and will assist the dentist in creating a comprehensive treatment plan.

Make an Appointment

Give the skilled team of registered dental hygienists at Treasured Smiles Pediatric Dentistry a call at (815) 806-1600 and make an appointment for your child. We have been helping our Frankfort, Mokena, and New Lenox, IL, children maintain or regain excellent oral health for many years now. We look forward to helping your child get the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve.