If you have been considering a Dental Career, you might find that becoming a dental assistant is an excellent way to gain good employment at a reasonably good rate of pay per hour. Not only do well trained dental assistants start at a good rate of pay they also have the opportunity to move up by training as a dental hygienist or even going to a dental school to eventually become a dentist.
I am not where I would like to be, but I am on the right path to get to where I need be in order to achieve my goals and dreams.
Our teeth are some of the most overworked bones in our body. We use them to grind, gnaw, crush, and pulverize food every day. Despite this workload, we still expect our teeth make us look fabulous when smiling for the camera. Imagine life without teeth. Imagine life with false teeth. Would we smile as much? Would we still enjoy our favorite foods? Let’s explore these questions further as they have played major role in my short career as a registered dental assistant.
Explain why you are interested in the RA position and what skills you possess that make you a good candidate for the position.
Ever since I was in middle school, I would tell everyone that I was going to become a dentist. That was my career plan until the summer of my junior year. During that summer, I had the opportunity to do an internship and job shadow Dr. Bradshaw at his private dental office. While observing and talking to the doctor, I realized that I would not enjoy working as a dentist. I still wanted to pursue a career in the dental field so I decided to job shadow the dental hygienists. Watching the dental hygienists perform their duties and interact with patients made me want to pursue a career in dental hygiene. I knew very little about dental hygienists besides the fact that they clean teeth. As I spent time with the dental hygienists, I learned more each day. While researching for this paper, I became knowledgeable on even more information. From reading The Occupational Outlook Handbook and A Career as a Dental
I always had interest in a clinical research career that serves a large number of people by emphasizing more on research studies by exploring whether a medical strategy, treatment or device is safe and effective for humans. As a graduate in medicine, my strong base in the medical field continually challenged and motivated me to expand my skills in patient care. My coursework has allowed me to develop a keen understanding of how disruption in biological systems can influence one’s health.
I want to attend Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the dental hygiene major because I want to change the way people view their own personal set teeth. My personal fascination of the bone structure started when I lost my first tooth and the only person there to calm me down was my aunt Deena who was a budding dental hygienist at the time. After she made me clean my slightly bloody mouth, I remember her sitting me down and showing me a tiny white object that was wrapped up in tissue paper. Imagine me frowning at the fallen tooth; I wasn’t quite happy with it because I felt like it had abandoned me. When I expressed this thought to my aunt, she only smiled and let me hold the tooth. At that moment, I think I became enchanted with it and vowed to gain as much knowledge as I can about the tooth and how to care for the rest that rested in my mouth.
I am currently studying at CFCC to get into the Dental Assisting program. Upon graduating, I would like to acquire a job at an orthodontists office. The employment for this occupation is actually expected to grow much faster than average; between 2008 and 2018, employment is expected to grow 36 percent. The job demand in the Cape Fear area seems to be fairly higher than other areas in North Carolina, and higher than some other states as well.
You can also get a master's or bachelor’s degree but it’s not very common. Students in high school who plan to become a Dental Hygienist should take biology, chemistry, and mathematics classes. In school Dental Hygienist will study nutrition, anatomy, physiology, and periodontology which mean the study of gum diseases. The median pay for a Dental Hygienist is $70,210 which means they earned about $33.75 an hour. Many employers offer benefits, vacations, sick leave, and a retirement fund to their employees.
When I finish the dental cleanliness program at Cape Fear, I need to utilize the contacts I'm making in the dental field to discover a position with a neighborhood private practice. I am likewise open to filling in as a floater in different workplaces until I can secure a perpetual position in a practice that is a solid match for me. Since dental hygienists are among the quickest developing occupations, I feel certain that I will discover an occupation after I complete school and acquire my
I want to express my sincere gratitude for being selected as a recipient of the Glen and Odell Tulloch scholarship. I am both pleased and honored to be this year's recipient. This award will be a great help towards furthering my education while attending my last two year's at Hiwassee College. While fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming a dental hygienist. Again, thank you so much for helping me make my dream a reality. I will forever be grateful.
“Be true to your teeth and they won’t be false to you.” A dental assistant is a dental health professional who works closely with and under the supervision of a dentist. They work with patients by performing tasks before and after the dentist meets with the patient as well as assist the dentist during certain dental procedures. Someone who has strong communication skills, enjoys working with their hands and wants a career with responsibility, would be well suited for this career. When researching the career of dental assisting it is very important to include history, skills and education and positive and negative aspects of the profession.
After INRW I plan to finish college and become a Dental Hygienist. I’ve wanted to become a Dental Hygienist since I was in the 7th grade. When people think of a Dental Hygienist they think about cleaning teeth but, that’s not all they do. I can remember in school my friends saying “I hate going to the Dentist.” I always loved going to the dentist and getting my teeth cleaned, therefore I chose this career. As a Dental Hygienist, I will be able to teach people the importance of clean teeth. Dental Hygienist not only have a job with great salary, but their job also help people.
Thank you for your recent financial contribution that has aided me in my academic pursuit. Your contribution has facilitated my pursuit of a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree. And, as you may very well know, dentistry is an integral part to our overall health care system. The positive effects which I have seen in dentistry has been a driving force to make the profession a huge part of my life. The profession allows me to attain a better quality of life, which in turn allows me to extend good deeds to those around me. I really enjoy being part of the team which restores confidence levels through a Healthy Kleen Smile.
Massachusetts has made tremendous progress in expanding health insurance coverage and increasing availability of health care to its residents. The same cannot be said about expanding access to dental care. From 2008-2011, MassHealth, the Massachusetts Medicaid program paid $11.6 million for emergency room dental care for adults (Expanding Dental Access in Massachusetts, 2015). Despite this expenditure, the patient still requires a visit to the dentist since ERs are not equipped to treat dental problems and typically prescribe antibiotics and painkillers for severe cases (Expanding Dental Access in Massachusetts, 2015). Difficulties to dental care access are met by vulnerable communities including, residences of low-income communities, communities of color, seniors in long-term care, people with