How to become a dental hygiene assistant in the UK
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A dental hygiene professional in the United Kingdom will typically earn £21,500 in the job, with the highest pay of £36,000 in the London borough of Lambeth, according to figures published by the Institute of Directors.
The Institute of Directives (ID), an independent body which oversees the work of the British dental profession, published its annual report for 2015 on Monday.
Its data showed the NHS dental hygiene pay gap widened to £10.3 billion in 2015-16, up from £9.6 billion in 2014-15.
The report, which is a snapshot of the UK’s dental care system in the second half of this century, revealed that the NHS spent more on dental hygiene in 2015 than on any other expenditure in the healthcare sector.
This was largely because of the introduction of a universal health service and its expansion to the NHS, as well as the increased demand for dental hygiene services.
According to the ID, there are over 2.4 million dental hygienists across the country.
The average salary for a dental hygerist in the country was £16,500, with £18,500 earned for a second-year associate.
The UK has a high demand for dentistry, with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds wanting to see a dentist, and the NHS has seen a rapid growth in its numbers.
In 2014, there were 1.8 million dental assistants across the UK, with an average salary of £18.50 per hour.
The ID found that, as of March 2017, there had been a 20% increase in the number of dental assistants in the NHS in the past four years, with 2.5 million dental aides in the service, up 6% on 2014-2015.
The NHS has also seen an increase in dental hygiene, as a result of the expansion of the universal health care service.
Between 2009 and 2020, the NHS saw an increase of 2,000 dental hygiene assistants.
In addition to the growth in dental hygers, the ID has also revealed that people in London are increasingly opting for dental assistants.
In the past two years, London saw an average of 11 dental hygiene associate positions opened, compared to a UK average of 7 dental hygiene positions.
According the ID report, dentistry is an essential service for many people, particularly those with lower incomes, as it is an important part of the NHS’s health care system.
For many people who are not able to afford dental hygiene treatment, it is the only way to have access to dental care.
“Dental hygiene is an indispensable service for the NHS.
With more and more people choosing to access dental hygiene through the universal healthcare system, there is an increasing demand for it in the health care sector,” the ID said.
A dental hygiene professional in the United Kingdom will typically earn £21,500 in the job, with the highest pay of…