The provision of registration for dental hygienist by Parliament of India was made in dentist act in 1948 in the public interest and as per aims and objective of dentist act 1948 the provision of dental hygienist was made so that simple dental aid may be made available to the people on as wide a basis as possible, and dental hygienist would be entitled to simple extraction and other minor dental work, to improve and upgrade the preventive dental treatment, dental health education and to provide basic dental aid to the grass root level and last section of society.
The Profession of dental hygienist is dedicated to prevent oral and dental disease and create awareness regarding oral hygiene and health by applying preventive, educational and therapeutic measures. They have been posted in Primary health centre, Community health centre and also in District hospitals like other professiosionals
Prevention is better than cure and profession of dental hygienist completely justifies this proverb. It is true if the utilization of dental hygienist is done properly, the disease of oral cavity can be prevented at very earlier stage and maximum people including children will be safely kept away from notorious dental pain, thermal sensitivity and pyorrhoea like disease, those make the oral health condition very miserable.
Every members of ideal dental team stands crucial, and it is equally important that their duties and responsibilities should be deliver as per act and notified by different authorities time to time.