Reflection On Being A Dental Hygienist

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Knowing that I will be seeing real patients makes me feel excited and nervous at the same time. I feel prepared because I would have a basic knowledge of using my instruments, knowing what looks normal in the oral cavity or not and how to present myself professionally. I would feel nervous seeing patients because I will not have as much time for cleaning as I did this semester, I would be watched by my instructors very intensely and the patients might become edgy because I will not be as fast as the registered dental hygienist. I understand, that is normal to feel unsure about things in life that might look foreign or new but it is important to stay focused and overcome all the obstacles.

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