Dental Hygienist In the early 1900’s, the major of a dental hygienist began at colleges. Dental hygienist interact with people, examine for oral diseases, and provide help to maintain good healthy clean teeth. Oral dental hygiene is used every day by the average person. Examples of good oral hygiene habits would be brushing teeth, flossing and the daily use of mouthwash. Furthermore, dental hygienist are required to be educated and licensed to practice.
Then, that was when I became curious and interested in the dental field. When I was applying for colleges, I kept in mind that I wanted to become a dentist. And, even since I came to the United States and visited the dentist the experience kept me interested. In my second semester I took my first introduction to dental hygiene, I have learned a clearer understanding of what a dental hygienist does and the key difference between a dentist. And also last month I had the opportunity to shadow a second year student working her patient Barbra.
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.
This profession fits best with my lifestyle because I plan on having new friends, living around the Joplin area and I love helping people feel their best and boosting their confidence. Personality is a big thing with a career like dentistry you are always interacting, and meeting new people and you have to learn how to treat people and act in front of them. I could personally contribute kindness and facts that I have learned to make it a better occupation and make people want to come back. In conclusion, I want the occupation that I plan on going into to be dentristie and in this field I plan on becoming a dental hygienist. I plan on learning more information on what a dental hygienist does, what responsibilities I will have, where I will be going to school, if I could shadow a dental hygienist, and who I would be working with.
Community service is not only about receiving hours to put on a resume, but it is something that can be done to guide others and make them feel better. An example of this is when I was part of the Martin Luther King day of service at Stockton University two years in a row. I sewed pillows and made pins to support the unfortunate; this was a great experience where I was able to make new friends and contribute to the society. Service is not only about being part of large organizations, but it is also about doing small deeds for others, like staying after school and contributing to a club even if it is not mandatory. I also was part of Project Green where I picked up garbage on the beach and planted marram grass.
If the person decides that they don’t want to be an orthodontist they can just be a normal dentist. If the person sticks with becoming an orthodontist, according to Dr. Gino Pagano in the article “Life After Dental School: Preparing For and Ultimately Purchasing Your Own Practice” it is highly recommended to apply for GPR’s. A GPR is a program that provides special training by the help of a specialist. After this, find an associateship to work for. Doing this will help get experience on how a business is run.
My personal goal is simply to be successful, and I don't mean money but to be happy with myself and what I have been able to accomplish. Whatever I choose to do I simply want to enjoy it, to be good at it, and to continue bettering myself. Becoming a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is my goal and I know in some few years to come I would have a Phd degree in nursing. I would like to help, be a huge part and play a role of success in the nursing field. Working for a major children's hospital has always been my dream and making a difference within the hospital would be my ideal goal of professional success.
Being a Dental Assistant Dental Assistants can help change a person’s life in many ways. Dental assistants provide their patients a way to stay healthy within oral activities while also providing general happiness to a patient. Assistants work hand in hand with a dental hygienist observing, supporting, and caring for the patients need, whenever they need them. They work with tools, sit and stand long periods per day, and work in one of the dirtiest places on the human body, the mouth (Summary). Dental Assistants practice safety measures, just like any other doctor would, to assure the safety of themselves, along with the safety of their patients and organs that are being worked on from infectious diseases.
My immediate professional goal is to learn the American standard in dentistry. As a foreign dentist in United States, I need to accompany the development in dentistry here in the U.S., studying in a dental school that I respect and keep being updated in the field that I enjoy. My long-term professional goal is to be part of the development in dentistry in the U.S., Studying for a specialty program in periodontics which Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicineprovides, ultimately reaching higher positions in the dental school as they are available and research implants as new dental opportunity to move the field to a higher success
All of the setbacks I have had, and obstacles that life has thrown at me, have only made my determination, my will power, and me even stronger. Once I have set my mind on something, I do not give up until I achieve and accomplish it. With my hard work and dedication, I know that I will excel in graduate school. As a graduate student, I am eager and anxious to expand on my knowledge and experiences in speech pathology. I have the motivation and passion, that I know that in combination with the knowledge from a master's degree at UTRGV with its 100% passing rate for 8 years in a row, will help me achieve my goals and will allow me to make a difference and an impact in people’s
The areas that I scored highest are the most important for my profession. Investigative shows that I am interested in researching and finding new ways to improve health and wellness. Being social is extremely important as a physician assistant. You have to work and communicate with many people throughout the day, so there is no room for antisocial behavior. Enterprising and conventional show that I am not afraid to be a leader or make tough decisions while paying close attention to details and following set procedures or rules.
It has exposed me to how things such as race, social class, income, access to resources, environment, and many other things has an outstanding impact on the quality and quantity of health care they receive. Through this program I hope to learn the fundamentals of community based research, how to advocate for health policy, a most importantly how to educate communities on health. I believe that is the most rewarding thing I can get out of this program. Having the ability, the power, to change someone’s life, by just giving him or her basic health care knowledge is so empowering. Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen.
In seventeen years, I have worked in both private and public health settings. My career has exposed me to many aspects of healthcare. I have developed many technical and clinical skills over the years, learned the importance of being thorough yet gentle, and engaged in problem solving of dental-medical issues and patient care. I have worked independently, obtaining a public health license and at other times as a part of a team, providing comprehensive care to patients. My work outside of the traditional office has been the most rewarding and fulfilling: working with disabled, migrant health programs, volunteering through dental outreach programs and as an ambassador with People to People International.
I am very interested about being involved with God Samaritan, because it is akin to the Siloam Family Health Center that I volunteer at, and it is an embodiment of Morehouse’s mission. Impressively, this speaks volumes about Morehouse’s student body and their love for service, especially the special attention that is dedicated to the local community. This
Lynbrook has allowed me to experience some unique job-shadowing opportunities to further my career interests. I was fortunate to get to job-shadow at Cupertino Dental Ortho/Pedo-Orthodontists. Here I learned in real-time what it would be like to work in a busy dental office, to observe how professionals work, interact with each other, and, most importantly, treat their clients. Also, I got to learn about related career choices in the health industry, such as dental, nursing, and physical therapy. I used to think that moving around to different places was a nuisance,, but as I continued my academic life, my mindset has changed.