Wadas Dental of Crown Point
11055 Broadway, Suite E, Crown Point, IN 46307

Coming Clean About Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygiene

Once you realize the role of the dental hygienist, you can appreciate all they do to keep you smiling. Teeth cleaning—removing plaque and tartar and polishing teeth to remove stains and restore the teeth’s shine—is the specialty of a dental hygienist. But in addition to teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist performs thorough examinations to detect any signs of gum disease and tooth decay, and take X-rays to check for dental problems with the teeth and jaw. While the dental hygienist may specialize in teeth cleaning, they really do so much more to help prevent dental health problems.

It takes compassion to be a dental hygienist—they must be sensitive to the anxiety and fear some people experience when they’re at the dentist. They need stamina to lean over patients for hours. They must have manual dexterity to perform teeth cleaning and other dental procedures. And they must possess attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills to communicate with patients.

A dental hygienist needs special training. Private dental practices require that a dental hygienist have at least an associate’s degree or certificate in dental hygiene. A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree is typically needed for teaching, research, or clinical practice in public health programs. All states require dental hygienists to be licensed, but each state’s requirements vary.

The dental hygienist field is expected to grow by nearly 40% between 2010 and 2020, which is much faster than the average for other occupations. This is because ongoing research that links oral health with overall well-being will increase the need for the preventative care that a dental hygienist provides. Demand will also be driven by the aging baby boomers—whose wish to keep more of their original teeth than previous generations—will require preventative maintenance.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Crown Point, call Wadas Dental of Crown Point today at (219) 488-2610 or make an appointment.

Wadas Dental of Crown Point offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Crown Point. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Wadas Dental of Crown Point, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Wadas Dental of Crown Point.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I’ve received excellent service
Magnolia Y.
Staff members are the best!
Norma C.
Good, expedient, personable service. True appointment times.
Emily S.
Clean, professional, friendly
Myrna P.
They helped me smile again! The care they give you is amazing ! The most important thing is my daughter loves going there and she’s only 8 .If you don’t like dentist like I did you really […]
Louisa P.
My dental hygienist and dr are great. I receive great care there.
Megan B.
Staff was very nice and informative.
Isabel L.
I will tell everyone very good Dentist and such a sweet set of people working there. Iam rating this as a 10➕
Patricia S.
The hygienist is always so friendly and nice that she always makes me feel comfortable. I would recommend her to all my friends and family.
Claudia N.
Exceptional care and patience with my 4 year old from dental asst Stacey
Sofia N.
Great service! All the staff is wonderful!! Love Vicky :)
Michelle B.
I’ve been a patient for many years… I’ve always been satisfied with the care I received !!
Thomas S.
We love Stacey! She’s amazing!
Madison E.
Love Vicky she is THE best hygienist I ever had . Truly professional and a plus to have her on staff .
Harold W.
Never had a bad experience at this office!
Alana K.
I love dr colitz. Everyone is so nice, I can’t say that enough.
Lisa W.
Always a great experience in this office.
Alana K.
The wait time was very short. Vicky, the dental assistant is very friendly and gentle.
Kari R.
Everyone was nice and answered my questions. I didn’t have to wait for a long time in the waiting room!!
Edward G.
The staff is friendly and thorough.
Melissa D.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (219) 488-2610
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