Open Wide Dental hygiene plays an important role in oneś life, from infanthood to elderhood oral health is a visual into healthy bodies. Throughout one’s life annual dentist visits are a need to keep a mouth fresh and disease free. Looking back into my own childhood and the first visit, I
My past dental experiences have caused me to be certain of one thing: the path to my dental aspirations stretch far and this journey must continue. From becoming acquainted with my first dental instrument and exercising four-handed dentistry as a dental assistant, to promoting good oral health and preventing
Being a first year student at the Fortis Institute Dental Hygiene School, I have experienced many wonderful things. I have made new friendships, enhancing my learning experience, furthering my career, and my personal favorite experience, clinic. I have learned many techniques from observing the other students during this time. Also, being in the clinic had shown me that being an RDH is what I want to do. In my essay I will discuss my Fears, experiences, observations, my new found confidences, and finally how my view of Dental Hygiene has changed.
It was not until participating in the Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) that I became interested in dentistry. It all started when my best friend convinced me to join American Student Dental Alliance (ASDA) with her. Initially I was hesitant, but I wanted to try to open up and
It wasn’t until participating in the Texas Mission of Mercy (TMOM) that I became interested in dentistry. It all started when my best friend convinced me to join American Student Dental Alliance (ASDA) with her. Initially I was hesitant, but I wanted to try to open up and experiment with careers in college. Although I was a member, I was not as active in the organization at first. However, this all changed when I decided to attend the most promoted event of the year, TMOM. TMOM is an annual event that provides free dental care to low income residents in Texas. I observed and assisted dentists and dental students for the first time. One lady, in particular, was physically abused by her husband, and she had many missing front teeth. The dentist was able to repair her smile and give her the smile she deserved. It was an incredible experience being able to witness the transformation of a person’s confidence. TMOM was the turning point of my life because the people I encountered inspired me to pursue dentistry as a career.
After more than five years of the completion the economic bachelor degree and uncompleted Master degree, now I am pursuing a totally new career, Dental Hygiene, even though I never thought about before. My life was driven around the social trends without thinking of what I really wanted. Now I
Over the past two years since I started working as a dental assistant at Kidwell and Albus Dentistry, watching and learning from the doctors, hygienists and assistants as well as helping them. I have realized that there is a lot of joy, and satisfaction when I help the patients improve their dental hygiene and provide the best service possible along with my coworkers. I have gained a lot of experience about what the job entails, the benefits, drawbacks, and ultimately concluded that dental hygienist is the career path that I want to pursuit at this moment in my life, mainly because of three reasons which are professional fulfillment, financial stability, and time flexibility.
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.
WSUSOM’s mission is to provide “Michigan community with medical resources in the form of trained professionals.” Most of my parent’s family members live in Detroit and I would like to stay close to them because they are the one who raised me until I turned 11. By attending this school,
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
Pandemonium. Sitting inside the film room at the Sprint Center in Kanas City, the pandemonium is diminished to distant cheers and faded clapping. As a second year student-manager for the Iowa State men’s basketball team, my job for the Big 12 Tournament was to record our game being played. That means I sat in a small back room in the arena with a few people, usually managers from the opposing team, and make sure nothing goes wrong with the recording. During the game, I kept feeling sorry for myself, wondering why I got assigned to this awful job. This is so unfair, why do I even do this job?
This was a one day all-day event called The UCSF Research and Clinical Excellence Day where I assisted several dental students through their day on presenting their research project. By serving as an extension for each dental students, I performed tasks including displaying their posters, finalize their visual and auditory presentation, and other smaller tasks that make their day more efficient. This day is an important day for the participating dental students because it gives them the opportunity to showcase their research project to distinguished individuals including the president of California Dental Association, the PhD Committee Chair, and their own peers and classmates. It is also an opportunity for them to provide inspiration to others,
motivation to take the path of special needs dentistry following my graduation. Up to this moment, the most blissful experience of my life was at the University of Washington, where I attended the medically compromised children’s clinic every Wednesday with Dr. Palmer, the program director of Oregon pediatric residency program. Treating children with special needs put a big smile on my heart and serves as a constant reminder of how grateful I should be toward my life. On the other hand, I see restorative dentistry as a profession of finesse and I consider it as the art of improving the quality of life and self-esteem of my patients. My objective in applying to the Eastman Institute for Oral Health advanced education in general dentistry program
Why is this Graduate program right for you, both academically and professionally? What might you contribute to the program, both as a student and afterwards?
Beginning from that moment henceforth, my admiration for medicine and especially dentistry started to sprout. I did research at my local school library and even asked my Biology teacher questions on what she knew about dentistry, which wasn’t much by the way. I soon got to realize that most people in my home country India, only resorted to seeking the help of a dentist when the situation was extremely severe. As my interest grew so did my appetite to become a dentist and make my services available to those in the community who needed dental care