With my early trips to the dentist and the natural loss of my baby teeth having sparked an interest in dentistry before I really knew what being a dentist meant, I began shadowing to further explore the profession. As I watched a tooth take shape from a blob of acrylic under the experienced hand of the dentist I was shadowing, I was filled with the same awe and satisfaction that I gain from the piano. Dr. Aboud repeatedly positioned the temporary crown in the patient’s mouth, checked his bite, and painstakingly continued to adjust the crown until the fit was just right. Though I have wanted to be a dentist for almost as long as I have played the piano, my interest in dentistry grew
As part of my clinical experience at St. Joseph unit, I had an opportunity to work with my classmate, Kingly and Dat. Dat was a very kind and efficient nursing assistant and I felt fortunate to have had the chance to work with and learn from him. Our day together seemed as though it was typical for the residence. The first resident was Ms. Nancy; she is in room no. 220A. My duty gave her breakfast and feed her in morning. Upon waking Ms. Nancy I respected her privacy by always knocking before I entered the room and asking permission to enter. I have introduced myself and followed standard precaution by washing my hands before start any procedures. I tried to talk to her while I was feeding her. I tried to wake her up before the breakfast is over. She only ate 35% of her meal. Then, Dat showed me how to use a full sling mechanical lift to move Ms. Nancy to shower chair and show me how to use shower chair while showering Ms. Nancy. After finishing
Theoretically, it takes ten thousand hours of deliberate practice to become an expert in any field. I intend on not only dedicating approximately nine hours a day for the three years, that I hope to spend at Newcastle University, but the rest of my working life in the dental industry. I have researched and shadowed a dental hygienist therapist and I firmly believe they are an invaluable asset to the dental care team. I would thrive from the independence and clinical freedom to work, within the scope of practice, on a one to one level with patients. I believe I can make a difference, particularly building the confidence of sporadic and nervous attendees adhering to a holistic and preventative approach.
My love for orthodontics has developed at a young age when my confidence has shined after finishing my treatment. The happiness I experienced at that moment is a feeling that I would love to share with my patients every day. The anthropology of orthodontics has also been a very fascinating topic to me. Coming from an Egyptian background has increased my interest in learning how the evolution of teeth has changed across different ethnicities throughout centuries. My fascination for the specialty has grown when I shadowed orthodontists and noticed that cases are presented in a way where teeth need to be puzzled together to create a beautiful smile. Also, expressing a personality that loves to connect with people and their families makes orthodontics a very enjoyable field. Orthodontic patients are usually excited about coming in and moving forward with their treatment, this leads to having a friendly environment where everyone works together to provide the highest quality of care to the patients. In combing my personal experience with my desire to solve puzzles to help people radiant beautiful smiles, I believe that orthodontics is the perfect fit for my personality and
One of them includes passing my POH class to the best of my ability as my family and I both value my education highly. I believe I can reach this goal by taking few steps at a time which may simply include: placing my clamps into the maxillary section of the mouth using my mouthpiece mirror only, as it shows professionalism and be more comfortable for the patients. Another one could be excavating from the side of the infected tooth and then working inwards towards the pulp. I now finally understand that to reach our goal, we need to take the simple visible steps before hand, that is laid right in front of us.
The contributions I have made to my school include participating in volleyball from the fall of 2014 to present. For volleyball, we have collected food for the food pantry, conducted a youth night to teach younger children the fundamentals of volleyball, and a breast cancer awareness night which included raising money to fund breast cancer research. I also participate in dance and softball. For the 2016 softball season I was chosen for the spirit award because of my positive attitude and energy during games and practices. Through hard work and dedication the dance team won conference champs at the 2016 conference competition. I was chosen by my coaches for the Limitless Leader Award and the Sportsmanship Award in 2015 and last year. I have earned a varsity letter in
As much as I loved studying this course, unfortunately due to homesickness I did not enjoy living in Scotland and being so far away from my family and friends has been difficult for me and thus for this reason, I have decided not to continue onto the second year of my degree and returned home to London. This experience has however allowed me to expand my teamworking and communication skills through speaking to patients and building good patient interactions. I also feel that it is important to have a sympathetic and caring nature to be able to help patients. I'm satisfied by impacting positively on those around me and caring for special care groups (young, elderly, and anxious) genuinely rewards my compassionate personality. Undertaking clinical treatment and manually implementing theoretical knowledge in tasks requiring precise dexterity are also components of the course that I enjoyed. My commitment and desire to become a dental hygienist and dental therapist has only been strengthened through this
During clinical this week we were shadowing a nurse on our clinical unit. I had a couple personal goals at the start of the day. First off I wanted to get comfortable with the unit. I wanted to learn where everything was located in case my patients, throughout the rest of the quarter, asked for something. I also wanted to learn how my nurse prioritized patients. While I am aware that I will only be taking care of one patient on any given day this quarter, I know that learning this skill will be useful in my nursing career.
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 oral diseases as a pediatric registered dental hygienist, along the way I have conquered many challenges which have helped to shape the dental health professional that I am. One must always strive to continue to learn, practice and explore. In dentistry there is so much to be desired and it is in dental school that I will find the upcoming challenge I have been yearning for.
In recent years, reflection and reflective practice have become well-known term with in the health care arena. They are words that have been debated and discussed with in the health care setting (Tony and Sue 2006). Reflective practice is essential for nurses, as nurses are responsible for providing care to the best of their ability to patients and their families (NMC, 2008). Reid (1993) states reflection is a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to describe, analyse, evaluate and so inform learning about practice. Johns (1995) notes that reflection enables practitioners to assess, understand and learn through their experience. Reflective practice, therefore, offers nurses an opportunity to review their decisions and
The purpose of this journal is to reflect on my experience and skills gained during my clinical placement at Ben Taub Hospital. On my first clinical day, I was excited and nervous at the same time. My first placement was in the PREOP/PACU area. I was assigned to help a patient who had been in the PACU area going on 2 days. Normally, once the patient comes from surgery they are only in the PACU area for a short period of time before they are discharged home or given a bed in another area of the hospital. This particular patient still had not received an assignment for a bed. The physicians would make their rounds to come check on him daily. The patient was a 28-year-old Hispanic male, non-English speaking, he had a hemicolectomy. He had a NG tube, urinary Foley catheter, and a wound vac. My preceptor had just clocked in and she needed to check on the patient’s vitals and notes from the previous nurse. Once she introduced me to the patient and explained while I was there, she then asked me to check his vitals. (Vital signs indicate the body’s ability to regulate body temperature, maintain blood flow, and oxygenate body tissues. Vital signs are important indicators of a client’s overall health status (Hogan, 2014). I froze for a quick second. I have practiced taking vitals numerous of times and I knew I could do it correctly. I started with the temperature first, when I was quickly corrected on a major mistake I had made by my preceptor. I HAD FORGOT TO WASH MY HANDS and PUT
Brown is a place of opportunity rather than merely just a prestigious institution. Josie Valcin, a family friend, graduated Brown in June and currently attends the Brown Medical School. We grew up similar places and were raised in the same church, and although I do not necessarily want to walk her same footsteps, her success and Brown’s open curriculum give the confidence to know that I can excel there as well. I want to be in a place where not only am I intellectually unbounded and opportunities are plentiful, but also where I can immerse myself in a setting of like-minded individuals who realize that education is not limited to just the classroom. Ultimately, I will take advantage of my four years at Brown and immerse myself in the wide and
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.
Clinical practicum has provided a valuable study opportunity to me.When I took care of a living person in wards,I could apply the skills which are learnt from indoor lessons in school and books.Also,I could achieve more knowledge outside textbooks.However,I find that there is a difference between the real situation and theory.In ward,nurses have to be multitasking and need to manage several patients,time is precious to them.Nurses have to make an effort to save time from different ways.To give an example,in the ward I worked in this clinical practicum,nurses connected the syringe to the end of tube and administered drug to a patient with nasogastric tube by giving pressure to pump drug solution down the tube.Thus ,the procedure finished in a few seconds.I learnt this method from them and applied it in my practice.However,I was stopped by the supervisor teacher during one of my practise.She told us that it was wrong to administer drug by using pressure.She then asked me for the right method.I was shocked in that time because I learnt this way from the