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Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists  (NOC 3222)
Mauricie Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

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.

dental hygienist, dental nurse, dental therapist.

Dental hygienists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Conduct an initial dental assessment and consult with dentists on patient care
  • Take dental impressions
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene procedures
  • Clean and stimulate the gums to prevent gum disease
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth to prevent tooth and root decay
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • May perform restorative and orthodontic procedures under the direction of a dentist
  • May supervise dental assistants in their health care functions.
Dental therapists perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Conduct dental assessments and consult with dentist on patient care
  • Take dental impressions
  • Take and develop X-rays
  • Remove stains and deposits from teeth to prevent tooth and root decay
  • Apply fluoride treatment
  • Instruct patients regarding oral hygiene procedures
  • Supervise dental assistants in their health care functions
  • May drill and fill cavities, extract teeth and replace portions of tooth crown.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Trois-Rivières, Louiseville, Shawinigan, Grand-Mère, La Tuque, Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap, Saint-Louis-de-France, Saint-Tite, Shawinigan-Sud, Les Vieilles-Forges

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Outlook & Prospects for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists in Mauricie Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Provincial Employment Potential Information

The following table identifies employment conditions within Québec.

Limited : LimitedFair : FairGood : Good
Table on the employment potential for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists in Mauricie Region as well as in the rest of the Québec.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-10-09
Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-10-17
Capitale-Nationale Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-10-10
Centre-du-Québec Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2013-01-23
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-10-31
Côte-Nord Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-12-05
Estrie Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-11-15
Gaspésie -- Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region <Not assigned> 2010-12-07
Lanaudière Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-11-14
Laurentides Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-11-01
Laval Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2013-05-03
Mauricie Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-11-15
Montérégie Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-10-31
Montréal Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-11-20
Nord-du-Québec Region N/A N/A
Outaouais Region Good   (3 of 3 stars) 2012-10-10
Saguenay--Lac-Saint-Jean Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2012-11-08

Additional Provincial Prospects

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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News

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