1 of perio chart) The patient was keen to get her oral hygiene up to a good standard and prevent any
I observed a second year student in the dental clinic who was incredibly enthusiastic, genuine, cheerful, and helpful, and her personality would fit perfectly into what I consider the typical dental hygienist. She seemed very well prepared and confident in her ability to treat her patient. A dynamic conversation was held throughout the appointment with her easygoing and cooperative patient. Besides the appropriate clock and chair positions, I was not aware of many proper techniques when I observed at the beginning of the semester. I noticed the student kept the patient chair in the same position for treating the maxillary and mandibular teeth. I observed her for the full four hours including the preparation before her patient arrived until
(ORTHODONTICS) Comfortable, Convenient Orthodontic Care At Dental 2000, we are all about comfort. We work hard to help our patients find the right solution for them and then to stay completely comfortable throughout treatment. We promise pain-free care to each person who visits our office — and we extend this promise to our orthodontic treatment options as well.
To start, I have always had an interest in the health field and knew it was where I saw my future. I came across dental hygiene and quickly became fascinated. I learned just how important it can be and how many tend to overlook it. Given the opportunity, I would like to make sure my patients understand the importance of dental hygiene and share my knowledge. I feel because I have been given an opportunity that others weren’t so fortunate to receive; it is my responsibility to give back. I come from a small community in Northern New Mexico in which I plan to return and offer my knowledge and skills. I also have plans of doing missionary work for those who are unable to afford dental care. To be accepted into the prestigious Division of Dental
My assigned role was dental hygienist as an educator. As clinical dental hygienist, educating my patients to perform proper oral home care, explaining disease processes that effecting them, and recommend appropriate oral health care products just as important as providing hygiene treatments. Individual homecare instructions depend on many factor such as age of patient, physical and mental ability, number of visits they had with me, and the results of oral exam. As part of my routine, I assess the changes that patient had made since their last visit. Most of them give me an honest report. However, when it is inconsistent with what I am seeing at the oral exam (evidence of calculus, plaque, food impaction, no improvement in inflammation), I begin
My alarm went off at 6:30 I clicked snooze and got off the couch and went upstairs to the bed and laid back down. Then I plugged my phone up into my charger and set my alarm for 7:25 and went back to sleep. When it went off again to wake me up and I got up and went straight to my mom to remind her that I'm going out of town for the weekend and she asked me about everything again to make sure everything was okay and reminded me about my orthodontist appointment. So, I ran my shower picked out my outfit for the day and then jumped in the shower, then when I got out my momma was asking me where her phone was. I said it was on the bed, she said no it was not and then I called her phone and walked out to the ironing board. That's when she found it and I asked for my card once again and she gave it to me and said don’t spend all your money now.
As a registered chairside dental assistant at Dental Specialty Clinic, I was the lead dental assistant and my job included to assist doctor with oral procedures and lead our dental team. Our goal was to organize the clinic in a manner so that patients were given proper care within time
Twelve years, twenty-four semesters, over forty teachers, around 2,160 days total, and around 11,900 dollars spent on the average public school child but for what purpose? School is the one thing in a child's life that remains the same for 12 years. So what happens after? Over the past 3 years i had been set on being a dental hygienist, my school was picked out and i had even started my prerequisites online, until october break. I had went on a road trip with my older sister. You might be asking what could this have to do with each other? Just wait. We set out to northern California and to drive up the coast of the infamous 1 highway, just the 2 of us. About half way through the trip we stopped in a place called Big Sur to camp for the night.
The phone was ringing as I stepped into my house. My mother picked up the phone without realizing she would shortly be sent to her knees. She yelled for me to get into the car and we rushed into the hospital. As hectic as the situation felt, time seemed to pass by very slow in that car. We finally arrived to the hospital to find my father nervously talking to the doctor. I learned that my brother had been brutally beaten up by a couple of teenagers on his way home from school and, as a result, had lost most of his teeth.
My life changed when I was in seventh grade when I got my braces. Since I was in seventh grade, I was twelve years old and lived in Granite City, Illinois. However, my Orthodontist worked in Glen Carbon. It was a very difficult journey yet, I did it happily as
My plans as the next owner of Rock Spring Farm are twofold. First to provide a safe haven for senior horses who are too often left without options and secondly to allow those same seniors to help parents in crisis through the Brush It Out program. My love of seniors
With the observations, the goal was to become aware of what is in store for the future both within school and after graduation. First person observed was Sharon, a dental hygiene student at PIMA, in her 5th semester. To begin her visit, Sharon ensured she had all the necessary paperwork and materials needed for the visit prior to procuring her patient from the lobby. After sitting the patient down, she reviewed his medical history with him and took his vitals, she then turned her light on for an instructor. Once the instructor arrived, she presented the patient and had the instructor sign off on the paperwork. After the instructor left, Sharon quickly began to continue with an oral cancer screening (OCS), noting any findings. From there, she took periodontal probing depths (PPD), gingival margin to cementoenamel junction readings (GM to CEJ), clinical attachment loss (CAL), and periodontal description. Immediately after writing all her notes she turned her light on for an instructor to come evaluate her findings, which is called check in. When the instructor came into the room he sat down and had Sharon read off her findings to him while he did his own exam on the patient. From there, Dr. Burnett came to evaluate the patient. Unfortunately, the 3 hours had pasted by the time all this was done, so the patient was scheduled at a later date for his prophy.
In my life, I have experienced many situations that you could describe as “life changing” where it changed the way I think or feel about a certain subject. But, there is only one in particular that I will be reminded of everyday for the rest of my life. I never thought hanging out with my friends could turn out so awful. Before I can tell you exactly what happened, you should know that when I woke up that morning I was feeling extremely fierce and I was determined to have a great day. Nothing could stop me that day because it was the day I heard the album “Live From the Dentist Office” came out. Keep in mind, this is not an advertisement for a hip-hop album, but more than that. It is a great album.
I feel my hands cling to the armrests of my fake leather passenger seat. Sweat travels down my neck and shoulders, collecting at the base of my back. I roll down my window to try and feel a breeze on my face; it helps with the nausea. David pulls onto
Today I had a great day at the clinic. For the morning section, I had Omar Lora as my patient. Last time when he came, I collected all my assessment data. Today I updated his medical history, dental history, vitals, and EIOE, then I completed filling out the gingival assessment, the treatment plan, and the SAOP. Finally, I was ready to have my assessment data checked. It went really well, and I learned ways to helped me be more efficient with my time management, for example, I did not know how to have my radiographs up in the other monitor while I was doing my assessments. It was a little time consuming having to open and minimized the window every time I needed to look at the radiographs. Also, I discovered that having a piece of paper out and taking