The career field that I have chosen to go into is the medical field. In the medical field I would like to become a dental hygienist. The background that I have on dental hygienist is that you exam gums, clean teeth, and teach about oral care. The research that I have already done on this profession is a dental hygienist annual salary and required hour of work. Some more research I utilized is how many years of college are needed, what you do while at work, and if you work by yourself or who you work with.
My ambition to study Dental Hygiene and Therapy at University commenced in my teenage years, when I first came to London and visited the dentist. The professional approach coupled with a kind and compassionate nature and all of the different instruments and scientific technology the Dental Hygienist and Therapist used fascinated me.
This week I had the opportunity to spend some time in both the OR and Endoscopy unit. Going into the practice days I was excited and optimistic about what I was going to take away from the experience, as I considered my possible future in working in the operative setting. However, by the second day of practice, I realized that I wasn’t overly excited about either of the units and that the expectations I had set out, didn’t quite match up like I had hoped. Even though I don’t feel as though nursing in either of the units is for me, I was able to take away new knowledge that I believe has enhanced my overall nursing practice.
As a student at Mountain Heritage High School, I started taking classes as a freshman to learn about architecture, interior designing, and landscape architecture. Second semester of my sophomore year, I wanted to become a Dental Hygienist. I started changing my schedules to classes that would help me in dental hygiene. Thankfully, I took a college class that would ease me into the medical field. It helped me to realize that Dental Hygiene is for me. I started going back to what I was really passionate about, Interior Designing.
Imagine the whole world having perfect, clean shiny teeth. Imagine being the one to make this happen. This would not be able to occur if it weren’t for dental hygienists. Dental hygienists are the reason why people have the confidence to smile. Dental hygiene is a great career choice for anyone willing to help people’s physical appearance and health. Being a dental hygienist is a gratifying career choice because they perform varied work activities, earn advancement opportunities, and have job stability.
A dental hygienist is a licensed dental professional who is experienced with a dental organization. Dental hygienists provide information on a patient’s dental health, oral hygiene, and how diseases can affect a patient’s oral health. They are a primary health care expert who works independently, or in company with a dentist and other experts as a team to provide full oral care to patients. Dental hygienists obtain training and education that particularize in the obstruction and treatment of oral disease. Hygienists determine a patient’s condition so they can offer educational information on how to maintain excellent oral health. A dental hygienist can implement examinations, make a diagnosis, administer fluoride, and provide instructions on
Dental hygienists are assistants to the dentist because they get everything ready for the dentist and may even do some work before the dentist sees the patient depending on what the patient is there for. A dental hygienist helps assist their patients on how to practice good oral care and teaches them how to prevent dental diseases which are going to the dentist every six months, flossing twice a day, and brushing after every meal. Dental hygienists play an important role when it comes to informing patients about oral care and water fluoridation. Below is a brief description of the dental hygienists occupation and then the background information about water fluoridation.
Today, the position of a dental hygienist requires a person to polish and give advice about teeth and face certain type of issues regarding technology changes in various tools as well due to the problems of acquiring, upgrading, and sharing of these tools. The role of a dental hygienist is to take x-rays, clean teeth all while under the supervision of a dentist. As a dental hygienist one must attend at least two years of college. During the two years of college a hygienist is required to take a math, biology, English, and chemistry classes. When all the core classes are out of the way, the hands on learning done in the classroom make it easy to fall in love with this career choice. Taking a science class helps students understand how food and
Are you confused of what you want to be? Many people are confused of what to choose because they worry about many things at once. Some people are too busy with their family and didn't have the chance to become what they wanted. There is a career out there that will get you the training you need in just six-eight months. This career is Dental assistance. The good thing about dental assistant is that it's a fast growing field and you become one really fast. I'm really confused about becoming dental assistant or dental hygienist. Although dental hygiene is suitable for my age and the amount of free time I have. To contrast between dental hygiene and dental assistant, I will be talking about the three main ideas of these two fields. As a matter of fact, there are three main reasons to choose either of them and they are salary, work and schooling.
In Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages; young adults are in the stage of “Identity vs. Role Confusion”, meaning that you’re trying to see where you fit in this world. As young adults we search and explore career paths all the time, but eventually you discover where you fit in society. After jumping from career to career, I thought about what job I was drawn to. I decided that I want to be a Dental Hygienist. Well, what is a Dental Hygienist? A Dental Hygienist is an ancillary dental worker specializing in scaling and polishing teeth and in giving advice on cleaning the teeth. When choosing a career you should look at the education, pay, job outlook, what the job entails, pros and cons, and the work environment.
I have gained work experience within the dental profession and understand the working environment, gaining job satisfaction from helping others. I would like to develop my knowledge within a Dental Practice as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist. I am very responsible, caring and trustworthy which is paramount when working with clients, their personal data and records. I like to be organised and I can work well under pressure which I have shown through previous employment.
The majority of the CE I focused on this semester has been either paying off my student loans or the financial matters regarding myself and a future practice I would like to own. I had an experience this winter break that peaked my interest in practice design and management. I didn’t write about it because I forgot about the ‘critical incident” I reffed a hockey game with a Fargo dentist, Dr. Jeremy Wehrman, and we discussed practice management, school loans, and finances in general. He invited me to tour his office after the game and we ended up talking for hours. He designed the practice entirely by himself with the sole goal to make patients comfortable.
I believe that life is shaped by unique ambitions that seem so magical at a young age. My life so far has been a striking example of this. Ever since my childhood biology and especially medical sciences have never failed to fascinate me. One of my distinct memories from middle school is a lecture on cell biology and physiology. I was amazed at how something so microscopic could be so well-organized and carry out functions that have such a profound effect on the entire organism. This kindled my inquisitiveness towards the subject and as I learnt more it led me to aspire for a career in medical field.
Wow, its senior year! College, scholarships and what am I going to do with my life? These were just a few of the various thoughts running through my mind of all the things this year is about to indulge me in. This thinking lead to college and I starting pondering all the professions that interested me and narrowed the choice of paradox down to two; dentistry and veterinary care. I knew the only way to determine which career was the one for me, would be to experience these professions first hand. I had internships placed into my schedule for first and third trimester; first trimester would be with Thompson Dental Care, and third trimester with Sylvan Lake Animal Clinic. Little did I know, that by the end of my first trimester of my senior year,
I started understanding that the region I lived in, people were not aware about importance of oral health. They would not go to a dentist till they have experimented all of their homemade remedies. My first patient was a middle-aged lady who came to the department of oral surgery where I was posted. She had come to get her lower molars extracted. Upon noticing that all the teeth she wanted to get extracted were easily restorable and the fact that she seemed to be from a rich family, was educated, and still wanted to get them pulled out, surprised me. My fellow classmates and even our professors tried to convince her to get the teeth restored, but she insisted on getting them pulled out. I didn 't want to practice dentistry in which only thing you could do was to take out teeth. I wanted to become a dentist who not only helps his patients get a healthy, good looking smile, but also is able to instill confidence in them about themselves, able to motivate them, and develop a harmonious relationship with