Dentist and hygenaist working at the same firm are both “different” according to a dentist in Nottinghamshire who has been on the payroll of a dentist for three years and has never met either.
The man, who did not want to be named, said the two men were both “specialists in their own right” and were not part of the same organisation.
“They work for different companies.
They don’t work together, they work independently,” he said.
He said: “It is hard for them to work together because it is very different, it is not like they have a lot in common.
You have to learn about each other and it is hard because there is so much to learn.
It is a difficult position for the person in terms of their level of expertise and their work, their work level.”
The dentist said he was also struggling to find the right balance between working on the client’s schedule and not being involved in unnecessary work.
I am getting a lot of calls from people who are worried about me, because I have not seen them in a while, he said, adding that he was struggling to keep up with demand.
But he said he felt lucky to have been able to work for a dental hygieens in his area.
This year, Dentists Guild of England (DGO) has warned that the profession is at a crossroads, with some working in a number of sectors and not seeing the demand that they were used to, and others still being “left behind”.
Its national conference, in Brighton, will see members and representatives from the industry hold a discussion on what they want to see in the future.
Dentists Guild’s chief executive, Chris Brown, said: “While it is a challenge for the dental profession to attract the right people, there is a growing awareness among dentists that they need to make a change.”
“In particular, there are more women and people of colour in the profession who are coming forward, seeking work as dental hygees.”
As a result, there will be a significant number of dental hygaes on the backburner for the foreseeable future, so the DGO will be looking at how to best support dental hygiene within the profession.
“DENTISTS GUARDED’S RIGHTS ‘RIDICULOUS’ In a letter to the DGI, the DSO said: “There are now more women dentists than ever before, but the DGM are still underrepresented in their roles.
“[In recent years] more women have started working as dentists and are being rewarded for their work with more hours of training and experience.”
In March this year, the British Dental Association (BDAA) said there were about 6,000 more female dentists in England than there were men.
A spokesman said the number of female dentistry graduates in England had doubled over the past two decades, from 7,000 in 2000 to about 12,000 today.
Last month, the BDA said the demand for dental hygyes was rising as people started to lose their teeth.
In the letter, the DH said it was working with the industry and government to support the dentists’ rights.
There were no figures available on the number and level of people being trained for dental hygiene.
However, the letter said:”In response to this issue, the industry is offering to train all dentists, including those working in the private sector, and in the public sector, on the principles of good dental hygiene and how to identify and respond to health problems.”
Dentist training is being made available through a range of training providers across the UK and across Europe.
” The DH also said it had developed an “integrated training strategy” that would allow all dentistry teachers to take part in a dental hygiene course.
Its advice was that dentists who do not take part should be supervised by their dentists to ensure they are up to date on current dental hygiene issues.
Dr Michael Smith, from the University of Nottingham, said dentists should be allowed to work in any profession where they are comfortable with their work and the “right level of supervision” is provided.
According to the Royal College of Dental Surgeons, the majority of dental students have been told by dentists they are not qualified to do the work.