Deciding on a Profession Marissa Crouch was deciding between two different careers both in the health care world. She could not decide whether to become a nurse or a dental hygienist. After long discussions with her boyfriend at the time, he gave the advice to take an internship and see what she enjoyed most. Marissa then got the internship at a dentist office not to far from her house. She instantly knew that was the job for her.
This past December we decided to move back to Virginia because I knew the Dental Hygiene Program at Old Dominion University was the program I wanted to be part of. I have always enjoyed working with patients whether they are young children or adults. During my years of working chairside, I was able to form bonds with patients and gain their trust. I love helping people, especially when it comes to oral health care. These reasons made me want to further my career from a dental assistant to a dental hygienist.
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.
And also last month I had the opportunity to shadow a second year student working her patient Barbra. I loved her entire attitude and interaction with her patient. Barbra herself told me she preferred coming to the clinic instead of going to her dentist. It was mainly based on a making the patient feel comfortable with forming a professional relationship that encourage a welcoming place for a patient like Barbra, who needed a deep cleaning according to her dentist. I am planning on doing more shadowing and observing.
Her language, especially when taking age differences into consideration, infantilized Dr. Rose and reflected a lack of concern for the wellbeing of the patient. Chrissy's socio-emotional skills need immediate attention if the practice intends to retain her employment following this incident. Though, it could be argued that the problem began at the level of the receptionist, as well. Dr. Rose carefully listed her allergies on her intake form, including her recently discovered allergy to chlorhexidine. This allergy should have been noted on her patient history regardless, given that her allergy was discovered in-office the previous summer.
Q: Any advice for Rookie dental assistants? A: dentist treat their assistants like glorified slaves but once you work with them well you will feel like a part of the team its really great to create that bond. Q: what is it like to be a dental assistant? A: your experience depends on the dentist you work with, I was lucky enough to get a really patient and understandable dentist. Q:what should I expect going into that career path?
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. She was very warm and eager to teach me all about her craft. I learned a lot in the two days I worked with her. There was never a dull moment and I got to see so many different patients; patients of different backgrounds, ethnicities, age groups, and gender. All my initial fear was basically fear of what I was getting myself into.
Career Paths for Registered Dental Hygienist | Arcadia Englehart After completing a difficult two year program to become a registered dental hygienist there are many ways to put your license to use. Although working in a private dental office continues to be the primary place of employment there are many other areas to explore. For today’s dental hygiene professional, there are many other career pathways to explore as well. More than ever and before has there been more opportunities for professional growth in this industry. How and where you work today is all up to you and how you want to work.
Hilly Holbrook, from The Help directed by Tate Taylor, and Aunt Alexandra from To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, are very similar. They both deeply care about maintaining their reputation in their respective towns. In The Help, Hilly received dozens of toilets on her front lawn after Skeeter ordered them for her. When she sees the toilets at her house, she becomes embarrassed and furious (Taylor). This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues.
Day after day Berniece watched her mother clean the piano, and that impacted her in a way that made the piano irreplaceable to Berniece. Berniece continues this theme on page 70. Berniece says, “When my mama died I shut the top on that piano and I ain’t never opened it since. I was only playing it for her. When my daddy died seem like all her life went into that piano” (Wilson, 70).