We’re returning to our ever-popular dental 101 series that discusses key things you should know in relation to your daily dental routine. You’ve been to the dentist. You floss every day, and you brush at least twice a day, just as you have been told to do. You do everything right, yet you’re starting to see something from your gums that concerns you. Blood. Perhaps you ignore it. Maybe it seems like a passing thing, but bleeding gums are never normal, and it pays to give them immediate attention. So just what could it be that is causing your gums to bleed? Let’s take a look at some of the most common culprits.
Dental radiographs (x-rays) are vital, preventive, diagnostic methods that offer valuable information not visible during a typical dental exam. Dental practitioners and dental care hygienists use this information to safely and accurately discover concealed dentistry irregularities as well as complete an accurate plan for treatment. With no x-rays, trouble areas may well go undetected.
The first couple weeks of school are always the most stressful. They get you thinking about how the semester is going to be and different ways to get you motivated. However, the beginning of this semester is probably one of the most stressful semesters that I have encountered because being a part of the radiography program is a very big achievement. It is a program where I know I will have to be ahead of the game the whole two years, which keeps me on my feet. Throughout this paper I am going to discuss the reasons why I wanted to enter into the program, and the things that I have learned so far along with my short-term and long-term goals.
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
Regardless of your political stance, dental care is a service that all people should have access to, privately, or publicly. In the United States alone, millions of Native Americans on reservations are stifled from receiving the much needed dental care they require, the consequences are harmful to their health and prosperity.
“Curricula must be aligned with the practice setting (Veltri, 2012). At this time all staff will be handed out a step by step book with screen shots on how to operate the new EMR. This includes opening a patient’s chart, accessing medications, past medical records, and any progress or clinical notes. To accommodate all different types of learning styles to individuals these training sessions will also be recorded for staff to view multiple times or at any time. “Because the purpose of clinical learning is to foster application of theory to practice, clinical learning activities should be related to what is being taught in the classroom” (Gaberson, 2012). Teaching sessions will be mandatory for all staff and their will be make up classes the next week for the individuals who will be off the days of the sessions. A copy of the step by step booklet will also be emailed a power point presentation that they can save to their desktop so they can reference back if they develop any questions. “The lecture method presents information effectively; creative strategies provide diversions that reinforce key material or area of emphasis” (Herman, 2008). During the week there will be small quizzes staff need to take and receive an 90% or higher to show compensates in the EMR system. If someone fails to achieve this percentage they will attend the class again with another quiz at the end of the day. At the end of the week comprehensive test will be given as well and the same 90% grade. The test is very important as it will ensure that staff is able to chart and document in the appropriate section, know where to find vital information such as medications, past medical and surgeries history. Staff who achieves thee highest percentage will have the opportunity to become “super users”
Hi Caroline. I found your paragraph about radiology to be interesting and very informative. I like how you mention what radiologists are responsible for and what they perform besides taking X-Rays. You talk about the different imaging resources such as ultrasounds, CT scans, nuclear medicine, tomography, and MRIs. The various duties radiologists perform in diagnosing and treating patients are needed to keep the patient informed on their progress and any update that may be present. I originally was going to start the radiology program here at Brookdale and I still find it to be an important area of medical study. I find it's a very critical part of the medical field and I did not realize how far you can study radiology and how you can
After assisting the doctor with holding the patient during the examination I would put all notes and vitals into the subjective part of the SOAP section in the computer. The doctor then would tell me what they want to do and I would assist in getting the procedure, medication, and/or any other items ready. Some skills that I learned this week was handling phone calls, obtaining as well as recording a cats weight and BCS, and cleaning/medicating a dog's ears. When learning about assessing the clients and patients I was able to learn about obtaining a weight as well as a BCS. When getting a BCS I found out that there are two different charts that can be used. My clinic uses the one through nine chart compared to the one through five chart. The skill of cleaning and medicating a dog's ears was very interesting and fun due to the fact that I have never really done this skill by myself. At first I was worried that I wasn't going to be able to clean the ears properly, but I think for it being my first time I did really well. I first put some ear solution into the ear canal and massaged the
Our dental office is composed of Orthodontist in Douglasville that are highly trusted by thousands of patients across the area. We believe that our strong dedication to the patient and providing caring service is the key to our successful dental practice popularity. An individuals appearance and teeth are important for good self esteem. Crooked teeth distort the facial features and ruin that perfect smile that most people would prefer. The best way to have a pleasant smile and features is to make sure that all dental distortions are corrected by our Orthodontists team. Our team feels privileged to work with people in the community and work diligently to maintain the best possible relationship with our patients.
During my first semester at West Georgia there has been a lot going on. My experience here has somewhat made me more confused about the path I want to take to becoming Radiology Technician. Also during this semester there has been a large amount of violence. Due to the violence it makes me feel less safe on campus making me second guess if I want to stay here at West Georgia.
Dental First is a full-service dental clinic that is located in West Jordan, Utah. The dental services they offer include oral health, fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, dentures, extractions, wisdom teeth, whitening, veneers, and emergency. Their contracted insurance companies include Ameriben, BCBS, Best Life, Blue Cross Blue ShieldBlue Cross Blue Shield FED, Blue Cross OF-TX, MI, IL, MA, TN, Cigna, Coventry, Dearbone NATL, Delta Dental PPO/Premier, Dental Select Platinum, DMBA, EMI- Educator's Mutual, etc. Their other contracted insurance companies include Guardian, Humana, Lincoln Financial, Mail Handlers, Met Life, National Elevator, PEHP, Select Health, Total Dental Admin, Elite/Pro, UMR, United Concordia, United Healthcare,
C.S. Lewis once said, “Experience: that most brutal of teacher. But you learn, my God do you learn.” I agree with Lewis because everyone can pick up a book, read a few pages and say that I have learned. But only few can state that I have learned from an experience. Luckily, I was given the opportunity to become one of those who have learned from experience by observing a technologist. While observing, I was able to gain knowledge that I never thought I would achieve. Through this paper, I will share all my observations and personal thoughts on the things I learned.
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
It is obvious that all of our instructors have a common goal, which is for all of us to learn as much as we possibly can. I honestly think that by allowing as many opportunities as possible to see and experience as much as possible will help us all learn from our clinical experiences.