Never heard of an Independent Dental Hygiene Clinic before?
This concept of being seen at an independent dental hygiene clinic as apposed to having your hygiene needs met at the general dentist's office is still a fairly new concept.
Thanks to the change in legislation in South Africa in 2013, dental hygienists with the appropriate education, training and certification may practice outside the traditional dental office setting. This gives those seeking dental care some choices.
Why would I choose an Independent Clinic?
You have the right to choose your Dental Hygienist and Dentist separately. You do not have to be limited to the staff at your dentist's office. Just like you choose who you want to fill your cavities, you can choose who you want to clean your teeth as well.