For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be an Orthodontist. Since freshman year when I first heard about the senior project, I have always known that I wanted to do mine on job shadowing my Orthodontist, Dr. Chaffee. Mike Chaffee and my mom both went to Texas A&M University, so they have always been close since I first got my braces in the 6th grade. Since then we have always talked about my senior project and how he would help me every step of the way. I want my paper and my job shadowing project to give me an inside look on what it is truly like to be an Orthodontist. Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction is pain and limited movement of the jaw and the surrounding muscles in the jaw. It affects over 3,000,000 people each year, …show more content…
Chaffee is the owner and head Orthodontist at Riverstone Orthodontist down in Riverstone in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He has a team of seven hardworking orthodontist assistants, where two of his employees has job shadowed him in the past from Post Falls High School and Lake City High School. Dr. Chaffee grew up in Houston, Texas. He received his undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University, and went to dental school at the University of Texas in Houston. He finished his one year general practice residency and practiced general dentistry for four years in the U.S. Air Force. He then returned to the University of Texas and achieved his Master 's degree and Orthodontic Certificate. Dr. Chaffee opened up his own private practice in Coeur d 'Alene in 1993, and finished his ABO Board Certification Process in 2003, becoming the first board certified orthodontist in North Idaho. Like I mentioned before, I have had a special relationship with Chaffee and when I contacted him that I am officially starting my senior paper, he immediately started planning days that I can come in and help him out. I am very blessed to have my mentor be someone that is just as excited to help me as I am to be there. And finally, my project and paper are connected through the fact that most people think that TMJ is connected through braces, and I am first hand going to see how all of it happens, and what steps we can take to help prevent the
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Dr. Kellen Tadano strives to educate her patients for them to make informed decisions and achieve the optimal dental health. Kellen Tadano DDS, PC is changing lives one smile at a time. Their patients can feel at home in their dental office. Kellen Tadano DDS, PC
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.
Since its inception, the general and family dentistry professionals at Family First Dentistry of Anchorage have been committed to continuously setting themselves apart from any other general or family dentistry group in the region. Part of what makes them unique is the familial atmosphere of their office and their genuine commitment to providing their patients with a dental experience that goes above and beyond the usual trip to the dentist. Today, the dentistry wants the public to learn about the five committed dental professionals that make up Family First Dentistry. Jill has been a dental hygienist for over 15 years and joined Family First Dentistry back in 2010.
I remember the day. I remember the day I had to get braces. That day, I went to the orthodontist’s office with my parents and the process began. After 3 hours of irritation and pain in my mouth, I walked out of the doctor’s office with braces on my teeth and instructions of what not to eat. Every time I think about that day, I remember my parents.
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.
College Options for Dental Hygienists Education Dental Hygienist can obtain their training from academic programs such as community colleges, technical colleges, and dental schools or universities. A community college program commonly takes about two years to complete, which is an associate degree. Dental hygienist candidates are required to at least have an associate’s degree. With an associate’s degree make licensure examination can be made, or become licensed to work at a dental office.
My top four priorities for work are stability/ reliability, balance, money, and passionate. I would need a stable/ reliable job so I wouldn’t have to worried about losing my job. A deal breaker would be a lack of financial stability because I need to be able to pay my bills and then still have money left over to leisurely spend or for emergencies. Some of the character strengths that I felt accurately described me are gratitude, humor, and curiosity. Humor describes me the most because I like joking around and making others around me laugh.
Four million Americans are currently wearing braces, that will soon have straight teeth. It is orthodontists that allow people to have straight teeth and that make patients confident in their smile. Orthodontist’s look at patient's teeth and determine the path that will be taken to allow them to have the perfect teeth that everyone dreams about. Orthodontic assistants put braces on, do regular checkups, change wires and fix any complications that the patients have. Orthodontic assistant are more independent, and do more work than dental assistants do.
Coming from a different culture but still embracing the Christian values that Loma Linda University emphasizes, I believe that my unique background and personal experiences distinguish my application from others. Growing up in Egypt, where the gap between social classes is significant, my parents always stressed the need to prioritize service into my life encouraging me to dedicate time in volunteering and helping others. As a result, my experience has grown from volunteering to serve as a camp leader for orphans in the summer to participating in international dental service trips. These involvements would allow me to use my skills in organizing missions trips at Loma Linda. Being a Coptic Orthodox Christian enables me to add diversity to the
Career Research Paper Hello today I will be talking about my career. Pediatrician are responsible for being a pediatrician will be taking care of newborn, and young adults that are their main task. I found my passion for becoming a pediatrician when we take my brother to the doctor so they check him if he’s sick or something else, I saw how they heard his heart looked at him to see what was wrong with him. Also, a pediatrician is not only an extremely important job, but a career that demands a wide variety of skills, and a lot of patience.
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.
A specialist in this field is called an orthodontist. Orthodontists receive two or more years of education beyond their four years in dental school in an ADA-approved orthodontic training program. How do I Know if I Need Orthodontics?Only your dentist or orthodontist can determine whether you can benefit from orthodontics. Based on diagnostic tools that include a full medical and dental health history, a clinical exam, plaster models of your teeth, and special X-rays and photographs, an orthodontist or dentist can decide whether orthodontics are recommended, and develop a treatment plan that 's right for you.
The membrane that lines the temporomandibular joint (synovitis) may be inflamed which can cause many issues in the jaws alignment that can and will cause TMJ/TMD in the long run if not corrected sooner than later. Any injuries to the jaw or facial area such as fractures, dislocations and misalignments from surgeries can result in contracting TMJ/TMD late on down the line. Minor arthritis pains also known as osteoarthritis, and inflamed arthritis known as rheumatoid arthritis are underlying issues that can and will cause temporomandibular joint disorder. Because there is some form of arthritis in the jaw or near the jaw it causes pains and aches to occur and if not treated it will cause the jaw to shift and create misalignment in the jaw or a misaligned bite that will later on affect the mandible; and how it
When I was younger I was super self conscious of my teeth and the way they made my smile look. Once I stepped into the Orthodontist office and saw the magic my orthodontist could work on my teeth, I knew that I wanted to do the same for children once I grew up. An orthodontist is someone who specializes in the correction of crooked teeth by using braces. I chose this career because I want to be able to help kids have perfect smiles the way my orthodontist did for me. I think it would be amazing to transform my clients crooked smiles into something beautiful.
I believe my practical experience and what I’ve learned during my six years as a dental assistant at Plainview Oral sets me apart from other students. Not only for the dental skills that I have acquired, but also for the kindness and care that I have demonstrated, when working with patients in real life situations. Many patients have thanked me for my professional bedside manner both before, during, and after surgery. I also assisted patients with disabilities, and was able to exhibit a patient and positive attitude when working with them. Hands-on skills such as taking impressions, radiographs, and making night guards will help me thrive in dental school.