A dental assistant is a person who does what their job description implies. They “assist” the dentist in many procedures. Their duties are to take radiographs, assist in restorations, as well as dental extractions. These are just a few of the many responsibilities that a dental assistant entails. An assistant must be fully educated in all procedures that a dentist performs in order to efficiently assist.
The career that fascinates me and what I plan to be when Im older, is a Dental Hygienist. A dental hygienist is a stressful job, but it helps a lot of people. You are helping people get better teeth and even look better, because when people have straight pretty teeth, they seem to have an upgrade in their looks. I haven’t always wanted to be a dental hygienist, I had many other career choices. But, something about making people smile when I’m the reason they look good doing it makes me happy.
Diversity may mean different things to different people. To me, diversity is exactly that, being different and unique. Diversity makes the world a beautiful place to be, and full of interesting and different people. The beauty of human civilization lies in its diverse groups and cultures.
The University of Michigan 's Dental Hygiene program is one that can grant me numerous and life-changing opportunities that I cannot attain at any other university. Their Dental hygiene program is the best of the best, providing me with the education and training necessary to become the most efficient dental hygienist I can be. The Dental Hygiene degree program, unlike any other, offers students an extensive variety of patient experiences, such as hands-on experiences in the clinic. The University of Michigan has millions of patient visits every year. Not only are you gaining additional knowledge and experiences as a student, you 're trained by and working side by side with dentists and dental hygiene faculty in the clinic who, in turn, are
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.
All first generation experiences in America have common grounds but have some differences. From the first Americans in the 1700s till current immigrants, which included the Irish, Germans, Africans, Chinese, Scandinavians, Hispanics, South Americans, etc; They all had to adjust to American culture, adjust to the way of life, and struggled financially and emotionally. Some improved their lives in society while others had it terrible. I can sort of relate to the emotional and financial pain like most immigrants, especially of my age. I’ve had the good times and the bad, but I’ve managed to pull through. My family came here for a better life like most immigrants. I didn’t know what culture was, even though my mother mentioned it sometimes. I didn’t know what race was, what America was, life and pretty much just how life works. I’ve been in America for almost fourteen years, switched schools eleven times and can’t count the amount of time I’ve moved apartment homes. I have even been religious, private, public, and charter schools. Schools that were predominately white, hispanic,
I feel that I have gained some positive traits from it. I had to learn to become flexible. If I was told that I was going to be moving, I learned to accept it, and to prepare myself for the change, sometimes even becoming excited. As I got older, I began to see moving to a new place not only as leaving people behind, but as an opportunity to start anew. I also feel that moving has caused me to mature somewhat faster than some of my peers. I became used to being put outside of my comfort zone. This has perhaps given me the opportunity to experience situations that other people may not have. I think that moving forced me to grow up faster and handle things differently than others would. Eventually, I became used to living in Yemen, just like I became used to all of the other living situations. But Yemen was just one move out of many. Three months later, my mother, brother, and I moved back to the United States due to my mother’s illness. And once again, I said goodbye to a place that I had become comfortable living in to move to somewhere else and re-situate myself in Oklahoma all over
I am currently an undergraduate at Rowan College at Gloucester County completing my pre-nursing studies. As I was growing up, I always enjoyed the idea of helping and healing others. My inspiration to become a nurse was watching my mother make a difference in the lives of elderly at a local senior living community as an Activities Assistant for years. Even though, she was unable to go back to school due to personal circumstances, the compassion she showed towards others around her was something special as she took care of them as if they were relatives.
Moving is a burden that has profoundly altered my outlook on things. Going back a few years, I moved to the United States, which meant I’d have to be placed in a new school. This transition was truly and utterly difficult for me, because it happened in the middle of the school year and I was not ready for what was about to be thrown my way. I was scared out of my mind, it felt as if the walls were crumbling down on me and I had no escape route. How was I going to survive a place that I had never stepped foot in? Who was I going to confide in when I needed to be understood? That same day, I spoke to my best friend on the phone, I told her everything. My best friend and I have been through and seen it all. Ever since the first grade, we have been like two peas in a pod. That day, she told me to take it one step at a time and not to be afraid to step out of my comfort zone and push my limits; this gave me the comfort to move on with my life.
Dental Assistants can help change a person’s life in many ways. Dental assistants provide their patients a way to stay healthy within oral activities while also providing general happiness to a patient. Assistants work hand in hand with a dental hygienist observing, supporting, and caring for the patients need, whenever they need them. They work with tools, sit and stand long periods per day, and work in one of the dirtiest places on the human body, the mouth (Summary). Dental Assistants practice safety measures, just like any other doctor would, to assure the safety of themselves, along with the safety of their patients and organs that are being worked on from infectious diseases. They wear goggles, gloves,
Shadowing was a great opportunity for me. It provides students a general overview about a certain career such as working conditions and nature of work. On the 14th of November, I shadowed Dr. Azhar Bustami, a dentist on 10043 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619. Dr. Azhar was very welcoming and supportive. She tried her best with explaining the advantages and disadvantages of working as a dentist. I shadowed her for almost three hours. About one hour was spent on conversations about the dentistry and preparing the clinic for the coming patient, one hour for treating the patient and about another hour for responding to my comments and questions. At the time of the appointment, it was time to observe a cleaning process of the teeth cleaning called prophylaxis which is basically thorough cleaning of the teach using different tool and techniques. Before Dr.Azhar started working on the patient , she asked me to write down any
Moving is always hard. It is harder if you are moving from your birthplace to a culturally different country after spending most of your teenage years. I moved from Bangladesh to New York about a year and a half ago and let me tell you, it was not easy. I had to leave the place I grew up in, my friends and relatives and start a new life here in America. Probably the only good part was that at least I was with my family throughout this hardship. I believe it was one of the most important events that have made me a lot more mature and responsible. Since English is not my first language, it was hard for me to cope with the American education system. I even had to teach myself how to have a conversation with people in English. I think myself as a risk taker which is why I took IB English to challenge myself and get better at my knowledge
Ever since I was young, dentistry had sparked my interest for my career. Dentistry appeals to me chiefly because I had always wanted to be involved in a profession where I can help people. My love towards human biology especially human teeth also contributes to my career choice. Most importantly, I find human teeth interesting, often fascinating. Due to my compassionate nature, I have since long known that I would want to pursue dentistry as my career because I get to form relationships with my patients, work hand in hand with many people on a face to face basis. I would be lying if I say the high income wasn’t one of my reasons why did I choose dentistry, but on top of that, I get to satisfy the needs of every patient, help people ‘hands-on’,
Moving to another school taught me that you have to try to work with your impediments in order to succeed. Nowadays it still hard for me to concentrate, but you have to learn how to deal with that. Because of this, I always was waiting for my mom to ask me questions about the topics, and she also was aware of the three of us, not just one. Also, the environments of schools helped me learn responsibility and were also able to sign up for after school to get help with my homework instead of leaving the entire responsibility to my