Hygienists are trained to provide instruction in oral hygiene and the maintenance of healthy gums. As such, they are able to concentrate solely on the aspect of gingival (gum) health. They are able to provide treatment to maintain healthy gums, eliminating or reducing gum disease working under the instruction of a dentist. A treatment plan is required from the referring dentist outlining the oral hygiene care required. This treatment plan can be valid for up to three years. This provides dentists who do not have a hygienist within their own practice with the scope of the provision of hygiene care at a specialist practice. Our hygienist will liaise closely with the referring dentist to ensure that the patient’s periodontal condition is kept under constant review.