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.
I took a cadaver class last year where we reviewed what we had learned from previous anatomy and physiology classes. The professor of that class is a general surgeon at St. Luke’s Hospital, and he showed us how to do certain medical procedures while we got to practice using the cadaver. We dissected the cadaver as well as learned to suture. That class was by far my favorite class I’ve taken since I’ve been in college, and it made me feel very excited for my future working in the medical
I am going to mtc right now for dental. I have to go one more year to become a dental assistant. My sister is also in the dental field. I have always wanted to be in the health field to help people. I could not take being a nurse, so I figured I would try dental.
I thought that this would be a great way to develop a better understanding of the career and what it takes to care for others. The STNA classes I completed to receive certification and the work as a patient aid that followed helped me confirm that I was making the right choice with respect to my career choice. I worked as a personal care aid in an assisted living home to gain knowledge and experience and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. Working in the health care field provided a chance to care for the elderly and watch nurses do their jobs. I saw at first-hand the impact of diseases including, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, but more importantly, I witnessed the impact of empathy and good care had on a patient and their families.
Growing up, both my parents have been taking medications for high blood pressure and diabetes, I had a great interest in the health field since then. After I completed my first bachelor degree in Health and Wellness, I have had the privilege of working at Rite Aid pharmacy for a little over two years. I consider my experiences and knowledge that I gained there to have been valuable in my academic career thus far. I have met and worked with local pharmacists and I hope to become one of them one day. Not only were they kind enough to offer their time in letting me shadow them, but each of them went out of their way to explain the process of filling medications in the pharmacy.
I am interested in becoming a veterinarian because I would like to work with animals. This choice of becoming a veterinarian developed when I was 12. It all started when I cured my pet. In order to become a Veterinarian you must have a Bachelor 's degree at a four year college before moving into veterinarian medicine school.
Vitilite is an equipment that is used to detect oral cancer. I think that this just show how much we have advanced with technology. Overall, my experiences at the dental office was really good. Everyone there worked as a team to get things done. I heard and saw new medical terminologies that I did didn’t know about before.
Vitilite is an equipment that is used to detect oral cancer. I think that this just show how much we have advance with technology. Overall my experiences at the dental office was really good. Everyone there worked as a team to get things done.
For my senior project, I observed surgeries and clinical visits at Oregon Urology Institute. I selected this area of study for my senior project because I have always had an interest in the practice of medicine. I wanted to learn why modern medicine is perceived widely as safe and reliable. Going into this project, I had some idea about what a surgical environment would be like. For the last two years, I have been volunteering in Mackenzie Willamette’s emergency department.
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. I am currently studying Dental Nursing at Teesside University. This course involves providing correct support to the dentist at the chair side, reassuring and supporting patients, maintaining a gold standard clinical environment, charting, dental anatomy and physiology. Studying this course has enhanced my knowledge of dental terminology and procedures as well as the anatomy of the oral cavity.
Carmen introduced everybody to Jana Pierson who will be teaching DA106: Dental and Medical Emergency Management and DA202: Dental Materials. Jana is a native of the Rogue Valley area just received her master’s degree and she has been a dental hygienist for 18 years. This is Jana’s first teaching experience and she is having fun and excited to be at RCC! Briefly, Teri updated the dental assistant staff with the new position changes.
Patient-Centered Practice Our patients are our top priority. Members of our staff get to know each patient and treat them like a member of their own family. We make dentistry fun with newsletters, iPad giveaways, and new patient
Failure is the not the end but it is a process of learning and getting success if you don’t giving up. I remember back in Nepal when my siblings and friends passed their classes but I did not. I felt gloomy because I was the only one who failed. I was crying but my dad did not want me to cry for what I could not do because he wanted me to move forward to achieve success.
From the beginning of my nursing endeavors, I knew that working at Broward Health will be my goal. My work towards it wasn’t easy, but I hope that this healthy challenge will be rewarded one day. Whenever I could, I choose to have my clinical rotations at one of Broward Health System hospitals. My first three clinical rotations were on oncology floor at Broward Health, where I was exposed to patients with various and serious conditions. Despite the fact that most of these patients were suffering, they fought and had hopes in them that really made me going.
Health Risks As you may expect, quite a bit of a dental hygienist's occupation requires working with individuals' mouths, and it's possible that you will come into contact with a patient who has terrible breath, swollen gums or tooth decay. Dental hygienists have close contact with patients when performing essential cleaning and dental check-ups. Being in such close-quarter scenarios hygienists may potentially get sick and get infectious disease that is carried by patients. You do ordinarily wear goggles and gloves to minimize the dangers, however these precaution measure aren't 100 percent good or effective.