There is actually no difference in the actual routine cleaning procedures whether carried out by the dentist or hygienist.
The procedure known now as professional mechanical removal of plaque can be carried out by the dentist or hygienist.
However the dentist and hygienist take on different roles at the dental practice but they both work together as a team to ensure the patients get the best possible care.
The Hygienist is known primarily for the hygiene services they provide.
They also offer preventative care helping to educate patients on ways to improve and maintain their oral health.
They remove a considerable burden from the dentist to allow them perform more advanced procedures.
The dentist performs dental examination and carry out a range of clinical procedures and provide more advanced (deep) cleaning procedure known as gum treatment.
Do feel free to contact the practice or discuss with your dentist if you require any additional information or clarification.