Debra Seidel-Bittke, a registered dental hygienist, states in her article Six steps to making the dental hygiene department a profit center, “The 21st century is a new era for dentistry, and particularly dental hygiene; today’s dental teams must talk to their patients about preventative treatment” (2013). This emphasizes the significance of the dental hygienist’s role in the dental office. The duty of the dental hygienist is to educate the patient of the importance of visiting the dental office for routinely cleanings and other types of preventative treatments the dental hygienist may recommend to the patient. If the dental hygienist creates a genuine relationship with the patients, the dental office will benefit from the established patients that will continuously show for their routinely prophylaxis. Also, if the dental office allows for the dental hygienist to perform more services to fulfill the individual needs of the patients, then the likely hood of the patient wanting to continue coming would be high compared to other dental offices that do not provide the same various
Dental hygiene education opens many doors to those who are seeking job opportunities in the oral health care industry. Most of the dental hygienists employed in dental offices as practicing dental hygienists; however, there are other job opportunities available in alternative settings in the oral health care industry. It is also paramount that dental hygienists advance their education and thrive to achieve professional growth. Besides taking continuing education courses, one can further his or her education by completing Bachelors or Masters degree that are often required in alternative professional settings. With the development of dental hygiene profession, roles
A patient in torment or at health risk from an intense dental condition ought to be acknowledged for talk of the condition, analyzed if showed, then either treated or properly alluded. If the hygienist would have done her duties in an ethical manner and in compliance with the laws and regulations, the issues could be avoided. Due to her this unethical professional practice, more patients have health issues. This will also be a risky matter for the continuity of her profession as a hygienist. Hence, the hygienist had to ensure a duty of care to the patients with her quality services.
Someday I might become a dental hygienist because they make a lot of money. Along with, educating patients about the importance of oral health. In a general dentist’s office the dental hygienist plays an important role, such as educating patients on the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and preventive oral care. These practices include, brush and floss their teeth correctly, select the correct type of toothbrush for their teeth. They also inform patients on how to maintain a good diet to improve their dental and gum health. Hygienists also clean, polish, inspect for cavities and loose fillings, look for cracks in teeth and remove plaque and calculus from teeth. There are so many responsibilities that the dental hygienist must take
It has been a long journey coming to a resolution for what I want to do with my professional life but finally, I have come to a decision. Dental hygienists are oral health professionals who are licensed in dental hygiene to provide educational, examination, medical, organizational and beneficial services for the sack of health for patients. The main reason I am interested in dental hygiene is, my whole life I’ve been interested in a profession in the health care division.
Disparities are all around us and can account for inequality that is seen among different race, in education, business, politics and even healthcare. Inequality can affect all aspects of a person’s life. In the United States it is unfortunate that every citizen is not privy to the same quality of healthcare. This is one of the major challenges and growing issues for the United States healthcare system. The gap in care is derived from racial, ethnic, gender differences in populations. Other factors that cause disparities in health care are income, insurance status, age, religion, mental disabilities, cognitive, sensory or physical disabilities, geographic location, or sexual orientation and gender identification. Racial and ethnic minorities
Becoming a dental hygienist has not only been just a dream of mine, but also my fathers. From a young age, my father started inspiring me to pursue a career in the field of dentistry. After countless hours of watching videos, speaking to advisors about the career path, and shadowing underneath Dr. Soltanian’s dental hygienist by the name Ms. Lopez that I solidified the idea of becoming a dental hygienist. I fell in love with becoming a dental hygienist after the first day of shadowing her. The idea of being involved in the field of dentistry has reinforced the idea of promoting proper oral hygiene not just within myself, but with others too. It intrigues me to learn about the various diseases and conditions that can manifest without proper care taken off a person’s teeth. I think people underestimate the power and overall importance of brushing, and flossing of the teeth on a regular basis. The short time I’ve spent under Ms. Lopez has help emphasize the importance of knowing the anatomy and physiology aspect of the teeth. The knowledge I obtained from shadowing, and numerous hours of online research has help convey to me knowledge on how to better prevent oral
Evidence based dental hygiene is the practice of giving your patients the best care possible with a combination of adequate techniques and patient values. When evaluating a patient, it is important to understand their values as well as what that they need clinically to improve their oral health. In today’s society, due to the internet and social media, people are presented with the latest fads in dental hygiene on a daily basis. When presented with a question in regard to this, we must research rather than just shut the idea down entirely. As a dental hygienist, it is our responsibility to research these fads and see if there is substance (scientific evidence, patient preferences, clinical/patient circumstances and clinicians experience and
When you are young, you are asked: "what do you want to be when you grow up?" Most children would reply by saying a superhero, a professional basketball player, a model, etc. My response was always, someone who can make a difference in an individual's life. Finding out how I was going to do that exactly was challenging until I reached my junior year in high school. I remember going to the Dental Office to get my regular cleaning and after watching my Dental Hygienist at the time, conduct her regular duties such as cleaning my teeth and educating me on good oral health I was intrigued. At that very moment, I knew that I wanted to help others by becoming a Dental Hygienist. I think that promoting and educating others on good oral health is very important because it
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.
If the dentist diagnoses any gum disease, our hygienists are trained to treat mild to advanced gum disease with deep cleaning using latest technology. We are able in many cases to prevent the need for gum surgery for severe cases.
The aim of the experiment was to test different types of soft drink on calcium carbonate marble chips, which were used in place of human teeth, and record what percentage of the marble chips dissolved when it was left in the soft drink overnight. These results will show which of the five soft drinks tested was the most harmful, and the ingredients will be examined to explain why the particular soft drink was the most detrimental to human teeth.
While working with dentists, dental hygienist should follow the instruction precisely and must be detail oriented. One should also have physical stamina as the work is performed by bending most of the time and also have a very good communication skill to inform about oral health and advice about different oral products and their benefits and uses to the patients. Good working hands are required as different instruments are used, so hands must be precise and steady. Dental hygienists help patients develop and maintain good oral
I like that you addressed how our roll as dental hygienists is essential to the education and preventative treatment provided to patients. A major part of what we do for our patients is counsel and teach them appropriate oral hygiene strategies in hopes of encouraging the patient maintain their oral health.