Incorporating professionalism, respect and empathy are a few of the most vital behaviors to attain in the dental hygiene profession. As a student we learn, read, and study about these behaviors expected of us; however I believe it is not until working independently with patients when we truly learn and master these three important behaviors. Similar to being a student, I feel that a professional is continuously learning, reading the latest news in the dental field and being familiar with the current dental research. While reflecting on the professional standpoint of care it can be viewed as both professionalism and being a professional; which are both similar by definition yet with a slightly different perspective. Professionalism is defined
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
Mid-level Dental Healthcare Providers: Who are they and what are their roles As dental health care providers, we look at the many ways we can help our community with their access to care, ways to provide preventative treatment, and how we may best be able provide services to our clients. Many times the largest issue that lies within our community is access to care1. This is current crisis is a tremendous barrier which is affecting low-income populations, restricting their access to care1. In order to provide much needed services to many who go without dental care, a new position has emerged within the dental provider community within the last few years. This new role is the mid-level dental provider. A mid-level dental provider is a
Professionalism is an adherence to a set of values comprising both a formally agreed-upon code of conduct and the informal expectations of colleagues, clients and society. The key values include acting in a patient's interest, responsiveness to the health needs of society, maintaining the highest standards of excellence in the practice of medicine and in the generation and dissemination of knowledge. In addition to medical knowledge and skills, medical professionals should present psychosocial and humanistic qualities such as caring, empathy, humility and compassion, as well as social responsibility and sensitivity to people's culture and beliefs. All these qualities are expected of members of highly trained professions.
Dentistry, in one form or another, helps abate feelings of hopelessness and accountability that occur during periods of confusion. Not only are they knowledgeable about specific nuances that accompany oral hygiene, but they are also very good communicators. During my interview with the interviewee continually stressed the importance of communication. Communication is imperative in many respects as individuals seek closure within the context of an uncertain world. As she indicated throughout the interview, dental hygienist helps to facilitate a healthy exchange of both concepts and notions to an already emotional individual. This is quite important as the dentist can
Professionalism in nursing is a key component to have. The nurse that exhibits professionalism can go far in a career. As nurses identify strengths and weaknesses, careers can change for the better. The strengths that I see in myself are optimism, good listener, and quick learner. When I think about
As health care providers, professionalism, respect and empathy should play an essential role in our daily routine. These core values allow us as health care providers to demonstrate understanding, compassion, and appreciation for our patients and their experiences. Utilizing these virtues will allow for an experience that will make the patient feel respected, valued and wanting to return.
Health care has been an issue for the United States of America for multiple years. Dental care, a topic that does not get much attention because people believe it is trivial, plays a major part in people’s lives, particularly children. Gerard van Honthorst’s The Tooth Puller shows a dentist pulling a patient’s tooth with five observers watching. Van Honthorst shows how in awe or scared people are of the dentist. There is a negative outlook on dentists and dental care: people are afraid of the dentist giving them their negative connotation, while dental care only causes pain in many people eyes. There is a problem in the health care system and improvement in the system is needed because health care is a right for every citizen, especially dental care. The United States of America’s government should allow dental therapist to conduct the procedure that normal dentist conduct for free for children under the age of twelve. The government should fund the teaching, training, and employment of dental therapists to care for underserved people.
What I stand for professionally as a pharmacy technician and as a human being in general is that I believe that everyone should receive and be treated with the best quality of care. My personal ethics/beliefs help define who I am as a person and what I believe in and
Conclusion It is important for me to continue to have respect for myself, my coworkers, but most of all, respect for my patients in my chosen profession. I must treat them with honestly and in turn, they will do the same. My patients must know that they can confide in me and count on me at all times. I will honor nonmaleficence and strive to beneficence my patients at all times. By doing this, I will remain accountable to myself, my patients, and to the code of
To maintin the upmost professional appearance, I must always provide the best care within my scope of practice, give the patient piece of mind regardless of the scenario, and take charge of any situation that is thrown my way. Additionally I need to carry myself as if am always on duty for the fact that at any point in time I can be called to help the people within my community.
Some of us face more hardships than others, but we should use our resources to help those in need. Dentistry will give me a platform to help others. Children of CASA do not have access to basic necessities such as shoes and clothes and not alone have access to primary physicians or dentists. There are thousands of children like children of CASA and even adults who do not have access to proper medical care and dental care. Thus, as dentists, I aim to help the underprivileged population. By devoting few hours of time as volunteer, weekly or monthly, I can impact someone’s life. I can serve as an advocate, use my resources, and share my knowledge to provide individuals with comprehensive dental work and promote oral and general
Therefore, booking a patient in a private dental office happens sooner. Thus, with more prompt service the dental office provides much better quality of care. Dr. Drexler shares, “It is inconvenient to have the poor quality technology. A number of patients lose wages and time from work to see the dentist. In fact, a patient is willing to pay the higher fee rate for same day service” (Wexler). With this in mind, the distinction is remarkable; the author finds Universal Care most appealing. All in all, the public deserves the same level of care, no matter their circumstances. In either case, Dr. Wexler agrees “the HCO is high-quality healthcare but in society, we are at the bottom of effectiveness in providing effective healthcare to all”
Practitioners most hold these principles in high regard, this is considered to be part of their duty of care. This means they have a responsibility to the people who use their services, which are
The stigmatism attached to going to the dentist goes out the door when meeting the dental staff and their ability to get patient’s minds off of the procedure they are about to perform.