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    relationship with clients. The typical day for dental office I observed began with a group meeting. There were 2 dental hygienists and one dental assistant. Each person in the room were given their schedules and the dentist that owned the practice had a sheet with everyone’s schedule. Everyone went through their schedule one by one while the dentist gave them feedback on few things, like which patients she wants to come in for check and which…

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    with dental hygiene programs, only twenty two students are accepted and I was very well aware that it was a very competitive program to be accepted into. I started to enjoy college a lot I loved to study hard to receive incredible outcomes, it made me want to only work harder and challenge myself more. I enrolled to take all the prerequisites in order to apply for dental hygiene program and on March 19th 2014 I received what I believe to be my greatest accomplishment, the acceptance into dental…

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    pursue is Dental Hygiene. What makes Dental Hygiene a desirable profession you ask? Dental Hygiene is a desirable profession for the following reasons its lifestyle, necessary qualities, competitive wages, rapid growth, and education. Dental hygiene is a desirable profession due to its flexible schedule it offers. As a dental hygienist, you can work part-time or full-time. Dental hygienists choose to work 3-4 days per week and they may work in more than one dental office (University). Dental…

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    Education and skills Hygienist receive their education through Universities, community colleges, technical schools and dental schools. Some schools that offer this are Eastern Washington University, Columbia Basin College, Lake Washington Institute of Technology, Shoreline Community College and University of Washington School of Dentistry. The cost of education is around $30,000 for your associate's degree, $45,000 to receive your bachelor's and $70,000 for your master’s. Those costs vary to…

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    attending a career academy, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School, where I chose Dental Hygiene as my career pathway. After making this choice, I had no idea how much of the spectrum of dental hygiene I would be experiencing for the next couple years of my life. I performed hands-on practicals, as well as volunteering at a continuing education course for Dental Hygienists. Progressively, I took part as a participant of a regional and state Dental spelling bee. After feeling prepared enough to be exposed…

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    Magnification Loupes in U.S. Entry–level Dental Hygiene Programs – Occupational Health and Safety written by Dongdon, Tolle, Darby (2012) The purpose of this study was due to improving dental hygienists environmental stressors and improve occupational health of dental hygienists by the American Dental Hygienists’ association’s (ADHA). The National Dental Hygiene Research Agenda states that occupational health and safety introduced the magnification of loupes so that it could reduce stressors…

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    Scopes of practice are distinct procedures for dental assistants, dental hygienists and dentists that can and cannot be done based on their education and training. The top goal of scope of practice is to protect the patient. It is important for the dental team to know their individual scope of practice; because they can be held legally responsible for performing procedures that they are not educated, trained, and/or licensed to do so. A person’s scope of practice can change throughout their…

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    Hygienist Observation

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    The hygienist that I got to observe was very helpful and informal. There office was very updated. They had digital x-rays, computer charting and files, the only down fall was they still had the medical history on a paper chart in the office. Every unit had an x-ray unit provided in their room. They had one PAN machine shared between everyone in the office. The office had three dentists, and every dentist had 3 rooms for themselves and 8 hygienists in the office. Throughout my observation hours…

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    Dr. Colbert understood my interest in the Dental Hygiene Program. Enthusiastically, she advised my next step to submit my application for the Dental Hygiene Program as soon as possible. Noticing that a few of my classes were repeated and higher grades were achieved, she advised that I submit repeat and replace for those specific classes. I was informed this process would boost up my GPA, and only increase my chances of acceptance in the competitive Dental Hygiene Program. In order to be…

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    I was a high school student at Arthur Hill High School and I also attended the Saginaw Career Complex for one year for the medical program. When I was attending the Saginaw Career Complex I walked in my Anatomy teacher’s classroom to talk to her. When I walked in she was setting up a crime scene for the criminal program they had there. The scene she set up was awesome and it made me want to attend the class. I told my teacher I was going to come back my senior year to take her forensic class she…

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