Changing The Lives Of Children Smile At A Time

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Changing the Lives of Children One Smile at a Time Amber May Mrs. Rooklin English 11 12 May 2016 Changing the Lives of Children One Smile at a Time Introduction: I plan to become a dental hygienist for children. I. Dental Hygiene A. Work Environment 1. Stress 2. Children B. Salary II. Virginia Western Community College A. Best choice B. Program C. Tuition III. Virginia Commonwealth University A. Richmond B. Program C. Tuition Conclusion: I want to change children’s lives one smile at a time. May 1 Amber May Mrs. Rooklin English 11 12 May 2016 Changing the Lives of Children One Smile at a Time The career I plan to pursue is in Dental Hygiene. I specifically want to become a Pediatric Dental Hygienist. I want to specialize in…show more content…
May 2 On a daily basis, a dental hygienist will try to make their patients as comfortable as possible, prepare the patients for certain treatments, and retrieve records. They may even hand dental instruments and materials to dentists. Dental Hygienists keep patients ' mouths dry by using suction devices. Another job dental hygienists do is sterilizing equipment. They set up trays for procedures, and instruct patients about taking care of their dental health after procedures and overall oral health care. They may also process x-ray film. Dental Hygienists might also apply anesthetics to gums (Dental Assistant: Work Environment.) Dental hygienists are a dentist’s right-hand man/ woman. Just like any other job can be, dental hygiene is very stressful. Adding children to that equation makes it even worse. Children have a harder time understanding things, unlike adults. Therefore, you have to simplify things for them and the process might take longer. For young children, fear of the unknown is the biggest fear of all. Every child is unique; therefore, you need to be flexible and complaisant. Kindness is a must and patience goes a long way in gaining trust and respect from a child (The Reality of…). In a dental setting, there are many ways to make a pediatric patient feel comfortable and less afraid. To make sure they continue to maintain good oral standing, dental professionals should provide them with a new toothbrush, a small container of toothpaste, and
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