Dr. Roth utilizes the skills of a registered dental hygienist (RDH) to conduct all of the cleanings, known as prophylaxis. An RDH is a licensed dental professional who specializes in preventative oral health. A full hour is scheduled for adult cleanings to allow adequate time for preventative services, educational services and therapeutic services. These services help our patients maintain good oral health. The hygienist will use specialized instruments to gently remove deposits that build up on the teeth, commonly known as tarter. Patients should expect their teeth to feel and look clean at the end of their visit. Only the highest of skilled registered dental hygienists will be a part of Dr. Roth’s team, so that a comfortable, yet effective prophylactic experience will be had.