Dental Hygienists are licensed dental professionals who play a major role in patient education and oral hygiene at Sutherland Dental Group. Some of the common procedures our hygienists perform include: polishing, scaling and root planing, and taking radiographs. They are a tremendous asset in helping you keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Dental Therapists are primary oral health care professionals who are trained to perform basic clinical dental treatment and preventive services within a variety of practice settings. As members of a dental team, therapists provide restorative dental treatment services, disease prevention and oral health promotion programs to maintain and improve health. Dental therapists also advocate for the needs of clients, assist them in accessing care and refer them to other health professionals for services beyond the scope of the dental therapist's practice. The dental therapists mission statement is as follows: "We are dedicated to improving and promoting oral health excellence for all, respecting diversity and individuality."
Dental Assistants are licensed dental practitioners. They assist the dentist during procedures, take radiographs and impressions, and conduct cleanings and oral hygiene instruction on children. Invaluable members of our team, our assistants are essentially an extra set of helpful hands for our doctors.
Receptionists & Office Staff are the first people you see when you walk through our doors. In addition to booking appointments, they perform a variety of office and administration duties, including answering your questions on dental insurance procedures. Our office manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling the clerical aspect of our practice, including the preparation, communication and marketing, management of staff duties and ordering supplies.