Perform dental hygiene interventions


Intervene in dental hygiene to eliminate and control local etiologic factors, in order to prevent caries, periodontal diseases and other oral conditions, or control them when they occur according to the dentist`s directions and under the dentist`s supervision.

Alternative labels

apply dental hygiene measures
intervene in dental hygiene
perform dental hygiene intervention
carry out dental hygiene interventions

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Perform dental hygiene interventions is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Dental hygienist: Dental hygienists work in cleaning and polishing teeth, supra- and sub-gingival scaling of the teeth, application of prophylactic materials to the teeth, collecting data, administering comprehensive advice on oral hygiene and the care of the mouth, according to patients` needs under the supervision of dental practitioners following her/his directions.

Optional skill

Perform dental hygiene interventions is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




  1. Perform dental hygiene interventions – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022