A dental hygienist is not a dentist, rather works under the supervision of a licensed dentist. It is not in their scape of practice to make formal diagnostics, nor perform invasive procedures. However, they are able to perform dental task that are focused on the overall dental hygiene of patients. Dental hygienist perform procedure that help client maintain oral health through keeping the teeth and gums cleans. They are also able to do initial screening for oral health diseases and cancer.