Charity Registration Number CC62289

Meet Marelize Venter, originally from South Africa, now settled in Whakatane Bay Of Plenty, a beautiful region of New Zealand on the east coast. With more thank 25 years experience working full time as a dental hygienist, Marelize hung up her gloves as a full time employee and now decided to give back to the community by teaching and assisting others in schools and in aged care.

“Working with the young and old is a passion for me. I started my career as a Dental hygienist in Orthodontic practice working with kids from all ages and abilities; teaching them how to care for their braces and maintaining good oral hygiene. After I had my 2 boys I worked in a Prosthodontic practice where we dealt with older patients who has lost teeth for a variety of reasons; assisting the specialist with implant placement and extensive crown and bridge work. Also then teaching the patients how to care for their new smile and keep their dental care in tip top shape.

My thirst for knowledge eventually lead me to work for a Periodontist where we worked with patients with severe bone and tooth loss, mostly due to gum disease. I assisted in surgical procedures to help preserve patient’s teeth and getting them to a healthy dental state so they could maintain good oral care.

With all these years of knowledge and experience gained I moved into general dental hygiene practice where I could help young and old to take care of their smiles.

This involved:

  • General cleaning of their teeth.
  • Advice on specialist care and refer patients when needed to the Dentist or specialists.
  • Mainly empowering the patient to understand dental health.
  • Give practical advice on a good dental regime that includes visiting the Dentist yearly and visiting a Dental hygienist at least once a year.
  • Teaching the patient brushing and flossing methods.
  • Dietary advice on cavity prevention.

Realizing that I enjoy the teaching side of my work a lot and want to give back by empowering kids, our elderly, teachers, parents and care takers in good teamwork creating great dental hygiene and care in a fun personal way in their familiar surroundings.

Traveling to pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, Marae and aged care facilities in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

By arranging meetings with facilities discussing their needs and creating a tailored plan for them specifically”.

Marelize Venter – Hygienist on the move!

Tel: 0272823687
Charity Registration Number CC62289

Dental Council New Zealand Register.
Person ID:20800
Dental Hygiene Practice
Qualification(s):Diploma in Oral Hygiene, University of Pretoria, South Africa, 1996 This practitioner was registered under section 15(2) of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003, with their qualification(s) considered equivalent to, or as satisfactory as, a prescribed qualification for the particular scope of practice. This is not a comprehensive list of the practitioner’s qualifications, training and experience.
Scope of Practice Exclusions:Local anaesthetic
Scope of Practice Registration date:Oct 11, 2019
Health Provider Index number:25EMTR
Registration Status:Registered
Practising Status:May practise in the Dental Hygiene Practice Scope of Practice
Annual Practising Certificate Status:Non Practicing
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