Dental hygienists and dental therapists

National Occupation Code (NOC): 3222

Dental hygienists provide dental hygiene treatment and information related to the prevention of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed in dentists’ offices, hospitals, clinics, educational institutions, government agencies and private industry. Dental therapists carry out limited dental services related to the prevention and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and mouth. They are employed by the federal government and the provincial governments to provide services in rural and remote communities.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Community Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygiene Technician
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Hygienist Technician
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental Therapist
  • Expanded Duty Dental Hygienist
  • Expanded Duty Dental Nurse
  • Licensed Dental Therapist
  • Orthodontic Hygienist
  • Periodontal Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
  • Registered Dental Therapist
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dental Nurse
  • Dental Therapist
  • Hygienist