There are many different career paths and so many jobs for people to choose. Different people are made special for different jobs. I however have chosen to become a Dental Hygienist. I feel this career is the best choice for me. I think good dental hygiene is very important and I take pride in keeping my teeth clean and healthy.
When we were all younger, most of us had an idea of what we wanted to be when we grew up. Whether it was a firefighter or president, we all had our future planned out. But once we got older and entered high school, plans changed. For me personally, I changed my mind a couple of times before I made a decision about what I wanted to do with my life. I decided that I wanted to go to Parkland College and get my degree in Dental Hygiene.
Yaneisy was born in Camaguey, Cuba and came in 2008 to United States with her family. In 2010, Yaneisy started her dental career attending Sanford Brown Institute, Tampa FL for Dental assisting. She obtained her Expanded Function Dental Assisting & Radiology Certification in 2011. Joining Dr. Powless’s Team in January 2012 she a highly skilled assistant, very caring and gentle. She treats our patients like family and is very proud to be a part of our Dental team.
Dental assistants support dental specialists or dentists in carrying out dental routine. A dental assistant is not the real dental operator that performs on patients but only an assistant to the licensed dentist. Aspirants of dental assisting career need to attend a dental assisting program at either college or tech school so as to acquire a diploma, certificate or degree. The duration of the program depends on the type of certification targeted. The program comprises both theory and practical.
My ultimate goal is to become a dental hygienist. This fall coming up, I will attend Lenoir Community College to complete some of the prerequisites. Then I plan to enter the dental program at Wayne Community College by the next fall. When I gain acceptance in the Dental program I will work towards obtaining a certificate for dental assistant.
The approach that I am most comfortable with using and what I have used is the referral method. When I was younger I wanted to be a dentist, so my aunt talked to her dentist and asked if I could job shadow him and some of the dental hygienist. I got to job shadow for four days and because the referral I was able to get to know the dentist as well as other employees. Over the four days I was able to gain a personal connection with the dentist and one employee in particular. I asked them many questions and I could tell that they did not have a problem answering my questions or that they didn’t feel “annoyed” or “bothered” by me asking them questions.
It’s an ordinary day, much unlike any other, as Mary arrives at her dental office, a few minutes early, so she can indulge in her guilty pleasure, this week’s PEOPLE magazine. As she grazes the articles, her dental hygienist, Darci, appears in the reception area and escorts Mary into the hygiene room. Mary hangs up her jacket and purse, and sits down in the dental chair where Darci drapes a bib around her neck. Darci: Nice to see you Mary, are there any changes in your health?
When I walked in through the door of the dentist 's office, I was a little bit nervous. I had done my best to blend in with the staff who all wore black scrubs. The front desk receptionist, Priscilla, told me to take a seat and I eased into the cold, black, leather sofa. I fumbled with my fingers nervously as if I was a patient about to get a root canal. Eventually, Frankie, the dental hygienist who I was to shadow, walked in through the door beside the reception desk and lead me to her office.
Do you ever take a shower hop on the couch to watch a movie and after a little bit you feel something scratching at your head? Maybe you have another common scenario where you're sleeping at night and extrange sensation wake you up. You reach up and you feel like a little wet patch in your head only to realize that your cat's washing your head. That doesn't only happen to me very much me more, but it happened when I was growing up and there was cats around a house.
We all know that having a great smile and clean breath can make or break our first experience with people and while dental care has come a long way since we put baking soda on our fingers to clean our teeth. Having a bad dental hygiene might result to problems such as gum disease, bone loss (when using dentures), infection and more. We now have an enormous assortment of dental health and dental care products to help us get rid of plaque and bacteria that reside around and on our gums. Still, people are visiting the dentists so what is going wrong? Brushing your teeth every morning and night might not guarantee you 're giving your mouth all the attention it needs, not if you include other teeth damaging habits in your repertoire.
I job shadowed Randy because I personally know him from his other profession of photography. He has taken my sports pictures and he took my brother's senior pictures. Also, I am going to Iowa Central for the Dental Hygiene Program so this is the career I am interested in doing in my future. While job shadowing Randy, some skills I helped with or observed were; cleaning tools, a patient who needs crown to restore a tooth where a cusp broke off the tooth, scraping of teeth, polishing of teeth, preparation for clients, technology (x -rays, scheduling appts.
How can we become cultural competent? We can become cultural competent by first understanding our own culture and believes. Then we have to be aware that there are other people with different cultures and values, but that does not mean they are wrong. Finally, we need to treat other with respect regardless of our different point of views.
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.