I have always dreamed of being in the medical field. But, there came a point in my life where income was more important than education. After graduating in June of 2011 from The Charter school of San Diego, I had the perfect career plans. Little did I know a perfect future was never promised. The trials I have overcome, have molded me into the hardworking ambitious young adult I am today. I am truly going to be an amazing Dental Assistant.
To begin, dentistry plays an integral role in the daily lives of countless individuals. Dentistry as defined by the International Council of Nurses is, "The profession of practice of providing care for the sick and inform in regards to oral hygiene." Populations around the world, and in particular Japan, are aging quite rapidly. Baby Boomers, individuals born between 1946 and 1964 are reaching retirement age as they too become older. As this demographic age becomes older, they will typically become more prone to sickness or other forms of detrimental illnesses. As such, the importance of dentistry in the coming years will be even more profound. As such, interviewing an individual within the health care industry provided valuable insights as to the overall profession, and the implications it has on society.
I have chose this career because I enjoy helping people and dental part of the body fascinates me. I expect to learn the process of how to become a dental hygienist and the education plan that I need to have prepared after high school. I am also expecting to learn the typical day and hours a dental hygienist works. The sources of information that I will be using is the internet and background information from previous guest speakers I have had before.
I choose Dental Hygienist as a career for a variety of reasons such as education, interest, salary, schedule, and social interaction. Caring for others and their personals needs is something I am good at. I enjoy interacting with people of different ages and backgrounds, and with this career I am given the opportunity to do this every day. I have always been interested in teeth, and how oral care impacts the overall health, self-esteem, and confidence. A few years ago I got braces on my top and bottom teeth. Throughout the four years I was having my teeth treated I became even more fascinated with teeth. I met Cecile Nguyen who was the Dental Hygienist at the dental office I was going to at the time, she was always so kind, educative and very
What’s a more beneficial job; Dental Hygiene or Radiation Therapy? If you’ve ever struggled to decided what career to pursue, you're not alone. Most people decide on a job field based on their hobbies and dreams. In high school students have to make a hard, life changing decision on what they want to do for the rest of their life. One job deals with the mouth and helping clean teeth, while the other has to deal with helping care cancer by administering radiation treatment. There are many pro’s and con’s of both jobs.
The career I am pursuing is dental hygiene. Dental hygienists clean patient’s teeth, examine the mouth for diseases like gingivitis. My mom works for a pediatric dentist and I spend a lot of time at her work. That’s what made me choose this career. I love the atmosphere and how friendly everyone is.
Hook: Odontophobia is the fear of the dentist, shockingly, many have a fear of this, and even teeth themselves. The thought of some stranger taking drills and shiny metal tools to your mouth is enough to understand the fear itself. Odontophobia is the reason I didn’t choose the occupation of a dentist; I chose the work of a dental hygienist. A dental hygienist will: remove stains, and plaque from teeth, apply fluorides to help protect teeth, take and develop dental x-rays, assess the patients’ oral health and report findings to dentists, document patient care and treatment plans, and educate patients about oral hygiene techniques.
My choice in careers seems now: to go from managing a tooth-decaying candy store to dreaming of cleaning teeth, would be a large leap on my effect of the tooth-health-spectrum. As a dental hygienist, it will be my job to clean people’s teeth, examine them for any type of oral disease, and to educate others on proper dental hygiene. To perform my job properly, it will be important to have high communication skills, a general knowledge of anatomy and diseases, and to have a close attention to detail.
In the medical field, there is many ideas of a mid level provider, this is just one, the mid level dental provider. A midlevel dental provider or therapist is commonly unheard of but there is a need for them, they do need dental education, and not everywhere has them though. There is a lot that they can do for the community and also the dentist. Mid level dental providers have a lot in common with a physician, but also very many differences. All of these will be discussed as we move on.
Dermatologists are specialized physicians that treat diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. They can perform a variety of procedures such as biopsies, acne scar removal (dermabrasion), hair restoration surgery, collagen injections, chemical peels and fat transfers. They can work in hospitals, clinics and private practices and usually require referrals from your primary care physician for public access. A Dental Hygienist may refer directly to Dermatologists when there is a significant finding on the extra-oral exam, especially in cases of cancerous or pre-cancerous abnormalities in the skin; however, it is more common for the Dental Hygienist to refer to the primary care physician, who will then refer to the dermatologist. Dermatologists are
During this semester I had the opportunity to work along the side with many dentists, hygienists, assistants, treatment coordinators, and also financial coordinators at Dental Associates of Manchester. Dental Associates of Manchester is located at 120 E Fayette Street, Manchester, Ia 52057. While I was on the work site at Dental Associates my job duties were to watch how the dentist and hygienists work and clean inside a patient's mouth and their full routine of what they do before a patient comes in and after a patient comes in. While I was working up front my job duties were to watch and see how they interact with customers and how they go about signing in patients checking them out and also scheduling them for their next appointment if necessary.
Fantastic Dental Arts is a dental clinic that is located in Naples, Florida. Fantastic Dental Arts specializes in general treatments as well as cosmetic treatments. Their general treatments include child dentistry, dental fillings and bonding, root canal treatment, crowns and bridges, dentures and partials, as well as periodontal treatments. Fantastic Dental Arts performs cosmetic treatments such as porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign / clear braces, and implants. Their dentist, Dr. Queanh Phan, D.M.D. studied at the Nova Southeastern University college of Dental Medicine where she earned her DMD degree. She is a proud member of the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, West Coast District, and Collier County
This reflection acts as my fourth reflection since I have started my internship at Comfort Dental under the Guidance of Dr. Trino Nuno. The semester is coming to an end, and I have enjoyed my time at Comfort Dental., I previously had a clinical and administrative internship at Smile Works Dentistry in Rockwall, Texas and I can now tell you that my experience at these two dental practices was incredibly different. At Smile Works, I quickly got used to the way the practice was run because it was not that complicated and I only had one doctor’s schedule to manage. However, at Comfort Dental I still struggle with managing day-to-day functions. The reason I struggle is that Comfort Dental has three doctors and a lot more staff. Also, the computer system that I mastered at Smile Works is not the same computer system that they use at Comfort Dental. I got the chance to use all to same skills in this internship. I answered phones, checked that patient’s insurance plans are eligible to be billed and scanned paper documents into a hard drive.
Dentistry is the profession in which the dentist helps with the prevention and treatment of mouth diseases and malfunctions. The dentist performs many duties within their profession. Some duties the dentist may do on a daily basis are: diagnose oral problems, fill cavities, write prescriptions, perform root canals, treat gum disease, examining radiographs, removing root decay, and providing instruction to the patients along with many other duties. Becoming a dentist allows for many different working opportunities. A dentist has the opportunity to work in the military, in a hospital, in administration, or they can even work in a classroom and teach. Most commonly though dentist tend to work in an office which they may own fully or