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    Dental Hygienist

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    My knowledge begins with shadowing two dental hygienists. A brief description on what a dental hygienist do is they specializes in providing clinical, educational and therapeutic services to enhance oral and overall health. They serve many functions in a dental office such as carefully exam teeth, mouth, and gums. They look for any signs of decay, periodontal disease, oral cancer, or other oral problems. They also take x rays so the doctor can view them and quickly diagnose any problems that may exist. As far as preventive function of the job, hygienist use specialize instruments to thoroughly clean all surface of the teeth. Comfortably removing plaque, tartar and stains from above and below the gum line. They’re also involved in specialized…

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    Dental Hygienist Model

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    As a dental hygienist the goal is to provide each patient with the most comprehensive and individualized care. Using the professional model of dental hygiene, the hygienist uses multiple steps for the standard of care. Dental radiographs are used during the assessment phase of the process of care and can be used to identify any oral anomalies. Some uses of radiographs can be by the hygienist and some by the dentists during treatment. Both professionals work together to benefit and improve oral…

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    The Importance Of Dental Hygienists

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    Communication is vital since dental hygienists are constantly teaching patients how to have healthier teeth. Dental hygienists work individually with their patients in a direct manner in which they clean their teeth and also teach them how to take better care of their teeth. Oral health is a key health subject that dental hygienists teach their patients. They teach them various things such as which toothbrush they should use and how a good healthy diet can improve oral health as well (“Dental…

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    The best interpretation of a dental hygienist that I can conceive is a professional whose main job is to teach their clients the essential oral hygiene skills and provide dental care in order for the client to maintain their overall oral health. Among the various responsibilities performed for the client to insure their health and safety includes making sure, we, as dental hygienists first do not harm to the patient by contaminating with pathogens that could have easily been disposed of by…

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    As a dental hygienist the goal is to provide each patient with the most comprehensive and individualized care. Using the professional model of dental hygiene, the hygienist uses multiple steps for the standard of care. Dental radiographs are used during the assessment phase of the process of care and can be used to identify any oral anomalies. Some uses of radiographs can be by the hygienist and some by the dentists during treatment. Both professionals work together to benefit and improve oral…

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    An apple a day will not keep the dental hygienist away. Dental hygiene is one of the most important fields of human health and it requires a very persistent and understanding professional to do the job. The mouth is an impervious part of the human anatomy and much of what dental hygienists do is try to prevent poor dental health, which is the reason most people see the dentist 2-3 times a year. Before you meet with the dentist you see a dental hygienist. Overall, most people think he/she cleans…

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    Career Field Report: Dental Hygienist I always thought that I wanted to be a physical therapist just because after a knee injury I had to endure it for so long that it caught my interest. I wasn’t until after getting a tour of a campus and seeing their dental hygiene program that I knew PT wasn’t what I wanted to do anymore. Seeing all of that cool hands on experience you get to do and also seeing the exponential increase in pay my mind changed quickly. After that visit I changed my major to…

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    Dental Hygiene A career in Dental Hygiene requires an associate’s degree, demands a detail oriented, people person, and offers great employee benefits. Alfred Civilion Fones (1869 – March 15, 1938) was from Bridgeport, Connecticut and he was an American dentist who has been known as the founder of the Dental Hygiene profession, starting in 1906. Alfred also trained Irene Newman to be his assistant to perform procedures on their patients. Alfred was concerned about the number of patients losing…

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    procedures that dental hygienists are allowed to perform? What types of procedures are prohibited? (note: use the “Statutes” section for this). Dental hygienists, that are legally licensed are allowed to perform procedures on their own such as: exposing and processing dental radiographs, prophylaxis, scaling, root planning and closed subgingival curettage. They can perform certain routines under the supervision of a dentist: administer local anesthetics and nitrous oxide analgesia. However,…

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    do. One of the most common is dental hygienist. Their job duties center around cleaning patients' teeth and giving instruction in proper dental hygiene. They can't make major decisions because they are under a licensed dentist. A dental hygienist needs at least an associate's degree to work in that career. An associate’s degree only takes two years. A dental hygienist need to have the the basic understanding of biology and chemistry, as well as math and english. They can attend accredited…

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