Having a baby while studying.
Being focused enough to continue with my degree instead of entering the work force after two years once becoming an hygienist.
I am aware that it is a tough course and i have prepared myself for it. However i may find the start of the course challenging but once i know the volume of work required i can adapt to the situation.
Juggling being a mom and student.
To balance the study workload and social life. But we can keep a good harmony of both if we know how to plan our study.
Balancing my family time and school time, and making sure everyone's needs are met. I know going to school with three kids is tough, but I'll have the family support I need, and we'll be fine. We're tough.
I know that is is a tough program but I know that when I am focused on a goal I will do whatever it takes to reach it.
I think the most challenging thing for me will be not working, as I have heard that it is best to not have a job during school. I have been so used to working while going to school and it has always given me motivation and really helped structure my day and got me on a routine!
I think just the motivation to keep going and being able to handle assignments and tasks and volunteer work. It is a lot of work but if its something that you really want, nothing will stop you from getting there.
Working while in school. Especially your first year in the program. So I recommend not to work your first year in the program. Better to see where you at... How you handle things before decided to work.
What do you think would be the hardest as a hygienist?
no, hygiene and dentistry are two separate entities and hygiene is my main interest no dentistry!.
Being on the preventative side of dentistry is where i want to be as i feel it is much more rewarding than providing generic restorations to patients oral cavity. I always promote keeping natural teeth as long as possible. Nothing can compare to it.
Possibly but it depends on where I am at as far as my personal life goes.
I've thought about it but i dont think i would enjoy being a dentist as much as i enjoy being a dental hygienist.
No, after 5 years of experience I know I would not want the responsibilities of being a dentist. I do not want to run my own business and I do not want to spend additional years in school.
No, my desire is to future my career in dental hygiene by recieving my degree, followed by my degree in psychology and to travel the world with my hygiene career.
No , i do not wish to be a dentist.
Right now I would not. I really want to be a Dental Hygienist, work hard, and have fun working.
It has always been an interest, but to me I would rather not have that much pressure. I want to be very involved with my family and being a dental hygienist allows me plenty of time to do that.
No, i am happy where i am right now as a dental hygienist.
I do not plan on attending dental hygiene school.
No, I'm not interested in being a Dentist.
It is definitely something that has been in the back of my head. I like to take on one thing on at a time so it isn't something that I have looked into, but I figure when I get through they hygiene program, if I decide I would like to go on then I will start to look into it then. However, for now my main focus is dental hygiene!
No, If I were I would go to dental school.
I enjoy knitting and crocheting. I have also spent some time learning the violin.
I actually took an art class at TXCC and it was all about being gentle with your hands and I took up that skill very quickly and I think that it will help me as I start doing clinical work in hygiene school
I paint and draw and have obtained a degree in dental technology last year which requires excellent dexterity skills.
I like to paint, draw and do anything artistic and constructive
i love hadn embroidery. cross stich to be precise.
Also, my mother-in-law and myself are currently sewing up bandana bibs wich requires a lot of tiny hand work.
I take care of my 8 month old so getting him dressed everyday twice a day and playing with him requires a lot of small hand and finger movements!
I enjoy making stained glass art, such as light catchers you put in windows and Tiffany lamp shades. This requires a very steady hand when cutting the glass and a detailed eye to make all the pieces fit together.
Playing the piano.
Playing piano, cutting hair, arts and crafts, chorale conducting, being a mother of three kids with lots of tiny toys...ha ha ha. Seriously, participating in labs at school for my chemistry and biology courses have given a steady hand and attention to detail.
I do alot of cake decorating and i use my hands a lot.
I play the piano and I am a full time dental assistant so I am always using my hands.
I enjoy painting. I currently work as a pharmacy technician and use my hands a lot in pulling up oral and syringes. Being a routine it has, I hope this helps create a future in the hand techniques of a dental hygienist.
I have always enjoyed doodling and writing, and I also have played piano in the past although I have not played it in awhile.
Playing the cello to grade 5 standard, creating wall art and making beaded jewellery.
The issues that I am aware of in Dentistry are strongly based on finance and the cost of checkups and treatments. Coming from a family that was not very wealthy , i didn't get as many checkups and cleanings as i should have. Dentistry is expensive for patients to get cleanings and check ups and my family was not able to provide the money for those necessities as i grew up. Another issue would be time.
Healthcare is at a complicated crossroad. There are problems with our system and means of delivery but many are uneasy to implement solutions for fear of risking the part that does function. The field of dental hygiene is currently over saturated and finding employment out of college can be challenging.
Not many people are able to afford dentistry and will only seek dental treatment when at their absolute worst stage and in a lot of pain. This makes it difficult for hygienists and dentist as the treatments are most likely going to be complicated. As a result the treatment will be expensive and the patient will have to pay in small amounts over long periods of time. This affects the funds of the surgery in question and may even lower quality.
Yes. At the moment the economy has cut down on dental patients and is hard for small businesses to function.
I might have to get back to you with an answer to that question, but i remember a few years ago there were a few dentist charged and had their licenses taken away for being violent and aggressive with patients.
None that I am familiar with right now, but im sure there are always issues with insurance companies and funds.
Getting the general population into the dentists office and keeping their appointments.
I am fully aware of the issues facing dentistry today; since i am currently working for a dental office,I see the affects that the economy is having on Dental offices. Many offices are down in collections and have a high over head which determines whether or not to higher, or cut down on staff.
News about dental xrays causing brain tumors will affect dentristy.
I am blessed to have a great family support system. I've been married for three years and my husband has given me an opportunity to make school my number one priority. Truthfully, I don't have many activities outside of school, family and work, which I will be resigning from the clinic next semester.
Thankfully, my parents are very supportive of me and they let me make school my number one priority. They tell me not to work while im in school so besides school, I am always with my family and I love spending time with them.
I have a weekly schedule that I follow and this routine allows me the ability to complete all of the tasks that I need to accomplish. There are a lot of tasks with a husband and 3 kids.
I had to prioritize my time and I used my spare time to study and get caught up on work.
I prioritized my time and took advantage of any and all free time to stay caught up on my work at school and work with my family.
My best friend while managing my time was my planner. I could not have stayed on top of everything if it weren't for that weekly planner. I wrote every thing that needed to get done in it and as soon as i finished that activity i would cross it off.
School and work always came first before other activities I am pretty good at multi-tasking.
it depends..when it comes to learning its my effort that makes me learn better..size should not matter
i feel as though i am able to learn in any type of setting. it is important to make every experience a learning experience. whether working in a small group, a large group, or alone i will make it a learning experience and learn from it.
Personal feedback and independant attention is an advantage in a learning environment, but an advanced scholar is able to learn in any situation.
Yes of course. a small group setting allows for discussions which will help understanding greatly. If any questions arise we can ask each other as we will all have different levels of experiences.
Yes because theres less people and I could of more things to plan.
Yes, less people, more attention to each person.
Having gone to school k-8 with a class of 12 and gone to high school with no more in class then 15-20, a small group setting is all i have ever known. I believe it benifits each student to have the ability to ask more questions and haave more 1 on 1 time with the teacher.This results in the student being able to retain more, and be more prepared for the future.
I have realized over the past 4 years that I am capable of learning in any group size. I have taken classes that only have 10 people in them to classes that have around 300. I learn just the same in both size classes, the key is to not be afraid to ask questions, no matter the class size and to always attend the class, no matter the class size.
For sure, in my biology class this semester the teacher is actually making us learn through team based learning. So i do have experience working in groups and i think its a great way to learn because not only do you get you voice your opinions, but you get to hears others and get a wider perspective on the topic . Its a great way to share what you know and learn what you didn't know before!
my previous college, are alright to a certain extent but it would be best if i attained better grades
I would say that I have successfully been able to correct any of my previous mistakes and drastically improve my GPA which has shown me that I literally can do anything I want to if I sincerely try.
From a scale from one to ten i would say an eight.
The bigest responsability I have ever had is being a mother. Knowing that I am responsible for another individual's life is of great importance and creates a lot of pressure to perform.
During my time at HOHC I was responsible for scheduling patients, scheduling Doctors to volunteer at the clinic, greeting them and ensuring they had every thing they would need from prescription pads to a volunteer nurse, and they knew what room to head into. I assist volunteer doctors with answering questions about labs, referral resources and patient updates.
I started babysitting when I was 11. This was a great responsibility for me which increased as I got older as the number of children I would care for would increase. I was responsible for the well-being of these children.School-wide service project senior yearMoving out- responsible for my own bills and such
Having a Job. It is a big responsibilty. its not just you youd be affecting. its the customers, your managers and associates.
I discovered i wanted to be a dental hygienist when i was in high school.
I originally thought I wanted to be a dentist. But after working as a dental assistant for 5 years, I discovered that I did not want the responsibilities of a dentist but would rather help individuals with oral help by becoming a dental hygienist. I have a love for teeth and working with my hands so being a hygienist is a perfect fit.
Upon speaking with my dental hygienist about how much she loves her job.
Freshman year of college.
Upon completion of my dental assisting school and after having worked in a dental setting. Being an assistant was wonderful, but I feel I would prevail in a DH setting. I would like to work one on one with patients and be an educator, not just an assistant to a a dentist.
While dental assisting I discovered that i have so much love for dentistry but was feeling very limited.
When i moved on to here..i discovered this program when i went to dental clinic with my bro..and i interested in it more than physical therapy.
I started to become interested in teeth my junior year of high school when I got braces. I was the patient who was constantly asking questions as to what the hygienist was doing and what each tool did what. These questions slowly turned into questions about her job and how she liked it where she said such good things about it. Once I was in college and very interested in the career, I took an intro to dental hygiene career class and fell in love.
Loans and parents and savings.
I'm very thankful that my parents have agreed to pay for my college.
After i finished with my dental school program. I will try to work hard to pay for my dept.
I will take out a student loan and my husband will help me with the rest.
I have been lucky enough to have parents that have offered to pay for my first degree in school. I have also been working since I was 15 and have been saving up money so I can help out with all that I can.
not to share patients information with other patients.
Patient information confidentiality such as keeping information on computers away from patients or any visitors to the surgery by password entry, letters to be kept away and locked in a cabinet, patients information or names must never be discussed outside of work, or whilst patients or visitors are around.
Confidentiality is a huge ethics issue among others in dentistry. I find it extremely important for the dental hygienist to recognize this and re-enterate consistantly with the patient. It is our duty as healthcare providers to attain the the mutual agreement between us and the patient. Anything that I or the patient discusses is exclusively private, unless given consent. Many people have refrained from healthcare in fear of this privacy getting invaded, it is up to us to show them this is not the case.
Patients not understanding what treatment is needing to be done or that is being done, without having the knowledge of making an educated descision based on the information given to go forth with a dental procedure.
I think a major ethics issue in the dental field is to not share any information about any of your other patients to people not apart of your workspace.
I have a very strong work ethic. I am not the kind of employee that will be using my phone during my shift. If a patient cancles at the last minute I will make sure I continure to work by helping in sterilization or by auditing the charts.
My work ethic is strong. I feel it is important to use evidence based knowledge when working with patients. I also view my time at work as working time, I am more than happy to help out others during down time.
My work ethic is to practice using evidence based information in a preventive manner and always have the clients best interests at heart
I would say i've very driven, competitive.
My work ethic is very percise. I love to be organized and have everything in it's place before I can start my work. Being organized sets the mood for me for the entire day.
I work extremely hard in everything I do. I work as a team player and try to help out in any situation possible.
My work ethic is to always put the customer or patient first. Whatever you can do to make them as comfortable as possible!
My family and the first hygienist that i went for my dental cleaning. it was after i moved here from pakistan, where i have been so particular about my dental care.
I am the only thing that has influenced my decision in dental hygiene. Family and friends and my personal hygienist have motivated me with my decision, but I am the reason for the decision.
My dentist influenced my in my decision. I loved how passionate he is about dental health and i hope that i can show as much compasion as he does.
My family and friends helped me recognize what i was good like hand coordination and helping people and science and encouraged me to further investigate the field.
Myself and seeing past dentists and the pressure they are under.
Apart from working at a Pediatric Dental office for 19 months, I have not been involved in any other pre dental groups.
I am a dental assistant.
I plan to be involved in the club this year as well as continue my obsevation.
I have been volunteering with a non profit organization that goes around to local elementary schools and provides kids with free dental care who are not able to afford it. Aside from that and doing dental office observations, I am not involved in any pre-dental groups
I am not involved in any groups per say but I have been shadowing at various dental offices and I am in an intro course to get further information on the profession.
I have worked as a dental assistant for over four years but other than that, no.
Knowing how important oral hygiene is, I think I will most enjoy being able to help my patients achieve complete oral health and being able to watch them progress. It will a very satisfying feeling to know that you have been able to educate them and get them to a healthy state which will make them happy.
What i would like most about being a dental hygieniest is having that passion to help patients achieve optimum oral health that can help maintain healthy life styles. it would be a truely rewarding experience to help my patients get that boost of confidence with a healthy smile.
Becoming a hygienist has many outstanding benifits; it is haard to narrow down just one, but having the opportunity to meet people daily, and not becoming just their hygienist, but becoming someone that they trust, as well as a friend to your patients; giving patients something to look forward to, instead of dreading. I know i have what it takes to be that friendly hygienist.
The thing that i most like about hygiene is I get to work with patient's and helping maintain a good oral health style.
will be able to educate and help people when they are in pain, and help them lead a healthy life.
What I like most about being a dental hygienist is being to meet new people. Also being able to see the how important it is for people to manage to care about their teeth.
I will like helping my patients the most. I want to make people feel confident about their smile and I want to let them know how important a healthy smile is to their overall health.
What I will like most about being a dental hygienist is taking a physical problem (plaque filled teeth or calculus build up), using my hands to solve the problem (cleaning the teeth), and being able to see what I have accomplished when I've finished. This is very satisfying for me, especially knowing that I am helping a person with their health.
I would enjoy the intricate work of cleaning teeth, the attention to detail and cleanliness. I enjoy creating lasting relationships built on trust, which I would initiate by calming fears and showing a genuine interest in the health of their teeth.
Knowing your good at what you do, and having the same people come back to you for years. I would love to see the familiar faces as well as new faces that may have been advised to come. Making that connection with people in an environment that you feel comfortable in doing would be very rewarding.
What interests me about the dental hygiene profession is being the one who puts a smile on an individuals face. With dental hygiene, you have the oppurtunity to have that quality one on one time with your patients to educate them on proper oral healthcare techniques and how this affects thier personal lifestyle. dental hygiene definetly is a rewarding career because you are changing peoples life through a smile.
I enjoy the contact with patients.
i am interested in this profession because i have learned from reseaech that it is a profession that is constantly advancing and growing. i always knew as a child that i would have a career that required hands on activity whether it meant that i would be a doctor or an artist, when i combined my passion of the two it lead to de4ntistry.
I love that there is always something new and exciting in dentistry. The field changes so often and there are always so many options that people have when it comes to the care and restoration of their teeth. Also, every individual is different so there is always an opportunity on helping people with their own unique dental needs.
I enjoy making people smile everyday, and making them feel good about their teeth.
I love seeing the teeth become clean, especially when you can see the calculus being removed.
The most interesting part to me is how much the mouth affects the rest of the body and all the upcoming research that is being done on it.
I would like to help educate people about their oral health and help them realize the importance, I am also very interested in watching their progression in knowing that i helped them get the pretty and healthy smile that they have.
Dentistry is a service business, it addresses preventative care as well as treatment, it is making people feel save and comfortable in a stressful setting, most of the time there are many different options for various financial situations.
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yes..not everyone's truthful about their medical health so you treat everyone the same ie that includes those with AIDS
if a patient has AIDS i will still treat them as a hygienist because that is part of my job discription. i am in no position to discrimant agianst anyont because of their condition or background. i would make it my duty to perform the job careful and cautiously.
Thankfully in todays world of Denistry and the general medical world, each individual who is exposed to any type of open wounds or blood exposure has the propper equipment to keep them safe. with the propper PPE no hygienist should ever be exposed to AIDs or any other disease. With this being said, the answer is yes, you should treat every patient as if they have AIDs so you keep yourself protected and the patient protected.
I see no reason why a patient with AIDs, in the right environment, and with the dental hygienist taking proper safety precautions, should not be treated.
Yes, as long as I use the appropriate barriers (gloves, mask, eye protection) then there should not be any concerns.
Yes! everyone should be treated equally.
Yes of course, in a profession like this everyone is treated the same. In Dental assisting class I was taught to always treat each patient as they carry a deadly disease regardless of their health history. Therefore universal precautions should be used. As a hygienist I will never discriminate against anyone because of their health history or their background.
Yes. Aids can only be transferred through sexual intercourse, pregnancy and blood transmissions. As a dental hygienist, I would still treat my patient because having AIDS doesn't really mean that it would be really infectious to other people .
Yes of course, as a hygienist you should treat all your. Patients as if they are infected. You never knowing if a patient is with holding important changes in there medical history.
i do not mind working with indigent. i have experience working with needy customers in retail and needy children when i was a summer camp counselor. i always handled situations well, and am looking forward to working with any type of patient.
Fortunate to be able to provide care for those who cannot help themselves. Indifferent because every patient should be regarded equally.
I am very familiar and feel comfortrable with working with indigent people since those were the main group of patients that i have treated on the past.
It does not bother me to work with indigent patients, in fact I think working with indigent patients would be the most rewarding.
if i am stressed i get quiet. and i like discussing my probelems with my husband.
I deal with stress very well.
Sleep deprived and seek advice.
I usually get really frustrated when in a stressful situation. Usually I just step back and take a deep breath. Then I think about what is a priority in what I need to get done. I feel much better after I take the time to think and plan rather than get everything done at once.
I sometimes can feel my immune system start to weaken and I have to get rest and take a supplement to help me bounce back.
I have a heard time sleeping, when I am stressed I like to go running or do something with just me and my dog to give myself some time to think.
I panic a little and I cry!
I get anxious, I tend to shut down and stop interacting with people. I worry that I will cry.
Manual dexterity, an at ease personality, being personable.
Being knowledgeable in your field, passing it onto your clients, being organized, team worker, have good clinical skills, proper ergonomics, friendly, and having a great attitude towards the day.
Patience, outgoing, personable, good team work, responsible, organized, helpful, caring.
Thouroughness, dedication, approachability.
Patient care. Performing good clinical skills while keeping the patient comfortable.
Knowledgeable, caring, patient, understanding, ethical.
I feel the most important qualities in a good hygienist are to be gentle while working on patient's, but at the same time be thorough in doing a great job cleaning their teeth. It is also important to be understanding and compassionate of patient's feelings, fears, and concerns about dental work or their dental health. Another important quality is to be proactive in explaining and educating patient's on how to care for their teeth or what they can do to improve the health of their mouths.
Caring nature, ability to communicate effectively, passion for their field.
I took a summer internship with my family dentist after graduating high school and assisted the doctor with routine check ups, cleanings, root canals, and fillings. Also, I worked with a dental hygieniest this past winter at mission grove dentistry and learned the proper ways to measure teeth, detect dental caries, gingivititis and periodontial diseases.
I had a shadowing experience my senior year of high school and I was able to ask the hygienist questions and watch her go through her daily routene.
I have worked as a dental assistant for almost 5 years after graduating college, I have volunteered at the dental clinic in town and I have helped organize and participated in two dental/medical missions trips, one to Kenya and one to Chile.
I have worked at as a surgical assistant for an oral surgeon for almost a year now, I have received by dental x-ray license, and have done 20 hours of shadowing in a dentists office.
The dental industry has been a part of my life since I can remember. My grandpa was a respected dentist in Independence for years and my aunt was a dental hygienist before she had children, actually a former graduate from this program. I have shadowed at a few different dental offices and had extensive conversations with my dentist about the dental field.
I enjoy a variety of people to work with.
Someone that has high work ethics like I do, someone that is willing to cooperate and lend a helping hand if needed.
I enjoy being around upbeat, happy people.
There is no one type of person I work with better than the next. I am friendly and outgoing and work well and get along with pretty much everyone. I can be a leader or a follower if necessary. I enjoy working with people that are easy going.
People who are fun and energetic and really love their job. People who know what they are doing and are well educated about the career.
The people that I prefer not to work with are the ones who will do anything in their power to avoid doing their job. Lazy people are the hardest to work with, although I will always do my best to pick up the slack I perfer to work next to someone who is just as compentent as I am!
I am very much a team player. I want to know that I've been heard, not necessarily that you agree but that you listened. I am very big on mutual respect, making sure everyone feels their opinion is valued and then coming to a group consensus about what the best course to take is. Having said that, traits that undermine that philosophy can present a challenge to work with.
I dont have difficulty working with anyone. I am very adaptable
The most difficult people to work with for me are "Toppers". This is the type of person with a personality trait for some reason or another whom must always "Top" everything that is said or stated.
People who aren't willing to work as a team- either those who wont allow others to help- bossy, controlling- or those who insist on being carried by the group.
I refuse to work with lazy people. They like to get around things so they dont need to do their job.
People who nit-pick every detail that is not exactly right, someone who talks down to you instead of to you, someone who does not have a good sense of humor.
People with a negative attitute.
I feel that the people.
People with limited oral opening and patients who gag.
The people who stand over your shoulder and criticize every move you make.
Its the next step to take in my career.
I am seen my family suffer from not taking good care of their dental health. I would love to help them and my community to be aware of the various issues that lead to dental problems.
I know how important oral hygiene is but I also know that is is not considered that important by most individuals. I see how oral hygiene affects the big picture. It can be so simple an yet individuals neglect their mouths. I want to educate individuals on the proper ways to care for their mouths.
An interest in biological science, helping people, and personal hygiene.
I want to help educate others on why its so important to take care of your oral health. People do not understand how important your teeth are!
My two weakest points would have to be, that i get very anxious and want to do everything at one time and have to learn to slow down and not get as stressed out.
I tend to have a tendancy to be perfectionistic. I dislike causing discomfort to a patient I need to remember that sometimes it is necessary to cause a little discomfort in order to completely remove the calculus.
When a patient comes in either in a bad mood or immediately begins to talk down to me, I loose my confidence. I over think things and get stressed out. I also need to be write most things down when I am told to do something because as soon as I start talking with a patient, I will loose that instruction and it may get forgotten.
I have to physically do something before I can completely comprehend it. If I am just told how to do something without actually doing it, there is a good chance I may forget or do it incorrectly.
Compassionate and empatheyic to others.
I can be a perfectionist at times and tend to check my work to reassure myself that everything was completed correctly.
I would do nothing different. I love where I am at. I love my school and the comfortable atmosphere that is here and I would not change anything about it
Take multiple years of Spanish.
I observed Ms piccioni, she workds for a pediatric dentist Dr Judd.Ms Piccioni was very sweet and caring with the younger children, easing their concerns and fear of visiting a dentist. Some of these patients were visiting the dentist for the first time and were afraid to even lie down, let along being operated upon by an instrument. But Ms Piccioni's gentle manner helped them get comfortable and make the entire experience positive. I observed her performing tooth scaling and polishing, take x- rays, use scalers, currettes, irrigators and other tools and also educated the children and parents about flossing and general dental care. She was very encouraging to me as well and reinforced my resolve to becoming a fine dental hygienist.
I watched both dental hygienists perform their routines. I also observed the dentist pull wisdom teeth, do a root canal, and make a filling. I enjoyed watching all aspects of the jobs in the dentist office.
I observed the dental hygienist doing fluoride and deep cleaning.
The office observed was clean and friendly. It had a well running schedule and someone at the fron to greet everyone. The office unfortantely had some infection control concerns and were working them out at the time.
I observed a busy general dentist office. The dental hygienist had a very busy schedule and time is a critical component. I learned speed will come in time, but it is very important to do your job well in a timely manner and to make the patient feel comfortable.
Use pictures and be descriptive of the downfalls of neglecting their oral health. Also, find something the client values. If it's money for example, describe the costs of restoring and repairing and remind them that prevention is basically free!
You attempt to insist that flossing and taking care or their oral health is important to their overall health. It is best to use examples and personal experience to help drive the point home to the client
I would recommend a different oral hygiene aids over the course of time such as interproximal brushes,t
Discuss the systemic outcome and other interproximal devices.
I will educate them on the benefits of flossing and over all oral health. I can not force them to do anything, but I can emphasize the long term consequences of noncompliance. If they refuse gingivitis therapies or periodontal therapies, I will get them to sign a waiver stating I have informed them of the treatment required and they know the consequences of deferring treatment.
I would help him to recognize the systemic consequences due to his lack of care. Put the responsibility back on the patient.
I would tell them that flossing your teeth is really important because is one the way to prevent from getting cavities and gums infection. And once you floss, you can feel you mouth really refresh and clean.
Try to motivate them just to attempt it at the very least. Suggest how often they should floss even if it is once every other day. Explain the effects it will have on their overall health.
Educate them on the possible outcomes if they continue to neglect their oral care. Sometimes, money can be a motivation and giving rough estimates on procedures required to fix cavities and broken teeth.
I will do my very best to explain why it is so important to take care of your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, I cant make anyone do something they dont want to do.
Educate them on what will happen to their teeth if they do not take care of them. Explain to them how expensive it will be to fix them when they start to have tooth infections and aches.
may have nerve problem in hands, arms, and back in the future due to repititive hand work.
Honestly, not being able to control the cost of cleanings or the ability to financially work with low income patients.
I cant think of anyhting i would dislike. there are many reasons i wanted to become a hygienist. i care for pateints and i love my job. i know i am going to have difficult days but i think i am prepared for it.
Seeing patients with oral cavity problems beyond fixing hygienically which could have been prevented earlier by someone like myself with a proper hygiene advice.
Getting back achs and neck pain.
I have taken art classes such as three dimensional art and two dimensional art but not on the collegic level.
Accept people trust.
I keep an agenda that includes due dates of assignments and tests and plan ahead to allow adequate time for studying. By keeping my priorities straight, school being most important, I am able to stay on top of school, work, and other activities.
Linking dental care with other aspects of healthcare in order to provide a coordinated service to the patients that is more comprehensive.
I feel like I made the most of my education. I studied hard in class and made the most of my resources including extra lectures and symposiums.
I think I would learn well in a small-group setting because it is personal and intimate. The instructor is often times more available for questions and extra help. You learn how to work with others and there is a small team of support as you work on assignments and study the material.
There are many graduating hygienists each year filling up the the field, making it more difficult to find a job.
I am very organized with my time. I use a planner to help keep track of my responsibilities and activities. It requires balance to manage the different aspects of my life. A big key is not to procrastinate.
Painting, sewing, and playing the guitar.
I've taken a few intro art classes such as ceramics, drawing, and painting.
Staying on time.
Being thorough with details, being professional yet friendly striving for patient compliance.
I took an art class at a community college that I attended for a semester. Even though I was a bad drawer, the class taught me patience and an appreciation for art.
Most of the employer wil employ a hygienist part time.
I don't have any of those courses.
People dont like hygienist.
visual and hands on
I am a very hands on learner. I need to physically have something in my hands like models of human organs or dental tools to really get the feel for what I am learning and to fully understand it.
Hands on learner.
I'm a visual learner, I like to supplement readings and lectures with pictures and models when I can.
I am a hands-on learner.
I'm a visual learner. I also like to do hands on work.
interaction with people and making them feel confident and aware of their dental issues if any and giving them right advise.
I enjoyed watching the dentist cut and pull wisdom teeth out. I thought it was so neat. It looked like it would hurt the patient. Good thing they numbed her up!
My favorite aspect during my observation hours were the deep cleanings. It was an intense and impressive procedure.
Watching the patient's satisfaction after a service was the most enjoyable part of observing.
The highlight is that i get to ask questions, meet new people, and get to absorb everything.
When we found an absess in the xray of a patient that wouldn't have been detected otherwise.
I would properly educate my patients on the proper oral care so they wouldn't have to come back for restirtions.
Can save money by knnowing how to properly care for your oral health care.
I would definitely want to bring the problem to the team I am working with first. I would present a solution in ways of offering specials for certain services and monthly promotional offers. I would research and advise patients about the best insurance providers and options to help maximize there health benefit. Also I would advise the patients to keep up on visits in order to prevent the chance of a more expensive visit for uncared teeth.
I would say i have been successful at some things and others things i've had to try things and work things out.
Overall I'm pleased with my academic performance. There are a few classes that I think I could have pulled an A in if I had pushed myself harder but for the most part I'm proud of how I've done.
I graduate from high school with gpa 4.0.
I was an excellent student, but remembered to relax at the same time.
I would say I a good student. In some classes I could have done better had I pushed my self a little harder, but I always had high aspirations for myself.
I believe I worked tremendously hard to attain a 3.9 GPA. I set goals and achieved them.
Im am strongly dedicated to my education. With difficult classes I studied longer to get where I needed to be.
I have really gotten into the school groove since my second semester of college. High school i noticed did not prepare me for college so my first semester I struggled. However, ever since then I have become very stable with my academics and it has became my top priority.
Yes, I enjoy working with my hands very much. I am a very hands-on individual and in dentistry your hands create miracles for patients.
Yes, I have always been a hands on learner and I love to draw and paint
I enjoy working with my hands. It is one of the ways that I learn
Yes, i find it very rewarding.
Yes, very much so.
Yes. I used to love doing gymnastics which requires a lot of hand work. While working in McDonalds, we usually use both of our hands in preparing the foods to make the work faster.
I have always been a hands on person, which is on of the reason why I wanted to go into hygiene, so yes I love working with my hands.
Yes. I enjoy the fine motor skills.
Yes, I do. I love to cook for my family so I am constantly working with my hands.
I do enjoy working with my hands, I have played the piano, and I have always enjoyed doodling or just writing and another thing I oddly enjoy is typing!
Always been something i wanted to do since a young girl. I love helping others and being able to make a change in their lives and health.
I have chosen to pursue this career because I was put on this Earth to help people and to make them feel good and confident about themselves. I love the tools and instraments used in the dental office and putting those 2 together make this the best career choice for me.
I have chosen dental hygiene because I was put on this Earth to make people feel good about themselves and to make them smile. I want to be the one to put that finishing touch on that young girl who just had her braces off. I had 3 sets of braces and when my hygienist cleaned my teeth, I felt like a million bucks. I want to make that 13 year old girl feel like a million bucks like I did, and I want her to feel confident about her smile.
I love dental Hygiene... peoples teeth are part of the first impression, and a smile leads to emoion.. someones smile and dental hygeine says a lot about themselves
Through my lifetime experiences, i have come to realise the importance of one's health and how health is the base of everything. Pursueing a career in the field of dental hygiene is a commitment i have made to my health and to the health of others.
I've always had an interest in teeth. As a young child, I would find myself looking at my teeth, playing around with floss and toothpicks and drying the saliva on my teeth. I would notice the white calculus that appeared on my lower front teeth and would often wondered what it was. I would try to remove it and quite enjoyed the feeling of being able to remove it.
I worked as a dental assistant and felt that I would be very sucessful as a hygienist, having my own area and patients is very appealing to me. I enjoy connecting with the public on a one on one basis.
One of the few negative aspects of dental hygiene is that it is easy to develope back and neck pain.
I dont think there are any.
Client not complaining with the recommendation to improve their oral health.
Having uncompliant patients.
Being a dental hygienist can be taxing on the body; especially the neck and low back.
I honestly just got out of school, so I haven't experienced a whole lot of negativity, but if I had to say one aspect that could be negative might be the physical strain on your hands.
One negative aspect of being a Dental Hygienist is Communicable diseases.
I am looking for the profession as a long term career which provides peace of of mind by benefitiing others through fufilling their preventive dental needs and improving their overall health.
In this career, I am looking for a passionate and professional setting that I can be comfortable in and enjoy doing.
I am looking to master this profession, and hopefully become world reknown and help those in need.
I'm looking to enter into a profession that I am passionate about. I was to establish a career that is conducive to the goals I have for my future family. I was to obtain a skill set that will allow me to give back to my community and be the bridge that allows me to reach others through over seas mission.
I am looking to have self fulfillment of a days job well done, knowing I have made a difference in someones lives by helping making their dental health routine more effective towards optimal dental health.
I want to not only show children, teens, young adults and seniors the importance of dentaly hygiene and how it canaffect other aspects of your health, but I want to use this profession to complete my career goals which is starting a non-profit that will allow me to go around to underprivaliged areas an schools and put f presentations and free cleaning clinics.
No, i dont.
I have been the Administrative Assistant for a non-profit dental clinic for the past two years. I have trained new employees and new volunteers for the clinic and established projects that utilize their time wisely. I have effectively come up with new solutions like implementing EMR for the nurse triage. Throughout the course of these two years I have handled conflicts with patients and resolved them in a diplomatic manner.
No, i dont.
I am currently taking business classes. I hope to emphasize in business.
No, i dont.
Yes. I have been working in McDonalds for one year.
If dentistry didn't exist i would still want to do somethng in the medical field affiliated with cosmetology. ive always had a passion for working with my hands and if dentistry didnt exist i would probably be a cosmetic plastic surgeon.
Make sure i take care of my teth.
Work in the health field still. Probably in community health- promoting healthy lifestyles and educating the public
I would work in agriculture.
If dentistry did not exist, I would still pursue a career somewhere in the medical field. I was born to make people smile and take care of them, and if I was not able to care for their teeth, I would care for them in other ways by either being a nurse or maybe a radiologist.
I would study something in the medical field like nursing.
I would still work somewhere in the medical field because I like helping other and I love science.
Is dentistry didn't exist, there would be a lot of people with not very appealing teeth. It would certainly be an issue because teeth are important in a persons well being. And knowing all the processed and sugary foods that we consume on a daily bases, our teeth would not be in the best shape. Maybe toothpaste wouldn't even exist if dentistry wasn't there to diagnose cavities etc.
Yes, I am.
I have been preparing myself for the coarse load of an RDH title because this is something i really have my heart set on, and i dont like to quit things once i have started them.
I have been preparing myself for the coarse load of an RDH title because this is something i really have my heart set on, and i dont like to quit things once i have started them.
I set a high standard for myself in regards to education. I manage my time around what goals needs to be accomplished for finishing school and that is my primary focus. I'm not entering the program haphazardly, I have put a great deal of prayer, thought and planning into preparing for every aspect of the dental program and feel confident I am ready.
Yes, I set high standards for myself and i try my hardest in everything I do.
I am comp;letely ready, i love to learn new things everyday... i have tried my hardest all my life to maintain all a's to get to where i am today! im always ready for a challenge.
Yes am looking forward to the challenge.
Yes, i will mannage to schadual my time for studing,preparing for daily rutine and organizing outside school tasks that i have.
Yes, i enjoy everything the RDH title demands.
Yes, I have been preparing for it for a while.
I grew up in a very rural area of North Carolina and the nearest dentist was over an hour away. Good Morning America came to the local elementary school and did a segment emphasizing the importance of oral health. It had a significant impact on the community.
No i did not.
No, I did not, I was lucky enough to have dental health services available to me.
Yes, I am aware that there is a master's program.
Yes. I can go into education, research, travel to northern remote communities and I can also work in an ortho, private or public work setting.
Yes. These are the clients that need are help most. If the periodontal disease is above my level of expertise I may have them alternate between us and the periodontist but yes, these are the people that most need our help.
Yes they clearly need help and education about good dental hygiene.
YES! Everyone deserves the best oral care that can be provided, no matter how bad their teeth are. And if they do have bad oral hygiene, they need to be taught how to properly take care of their teeth.
Dental hygienist is something I always wanted to do. dental hygienst help out the doctors and clean teeth.
First line of defense to obtaining optimal oral health and overall health.
The first line of defence of maintaining good orla health as well as good overall health.
Someone that specializes in preventive oral health and teaches patients on good oral hygiene.
I know that dental hygienists clean teeth and educate you on how to keep a great smile.
They would say that I am a very hard worker and a fast learner.
I'm a hard worker.
I believe they would say I am a hard worker, I care alot about what I do. I put my all into everything I do.
My last employer would say I am a hard worker, dedicated to the job, and that I create a relaxing easy going atmosphere.
They would say that I am very hard working. If there is something to be done I will do it.
My last employer would say that I was a great employee I was never late, always showed up to work with a smile and really enjoyed being there
I handle it just fine. It doesn't make me uncomfortable at all.
It doesn't bother me in the least. I try to keep it at a minimal level.
I handle blood and gore quite well. I have a strong stomach and I do not let it bother me. Also, I have had experience with dental work (extractions, infections, pus, blood.)
It does not bother me to see or work with blood. I have no issues with blood or gore.
I never try to think about myself when dealing with blood or gore. I always focus on the patient and make them as comfortable as possible.
Bodily fluids do not effect me in any way, especially if I were in my workspace in which everything is sanitary and I will be wearing a mask and gloves for my protection.
I would have to say the highlight of my academic years was being able to work hands on with various patients and learn through doing so.
After my second semester here I had attempted that largest class load I've ever tried to take on before. It was hard work and a lot of sacrifices but at the end of the semester I had an A in every class and had made the Dean's list. It was a huge personal accomplishment to know I had taken on so much, done my best and the hard work had paid off.
I can think of a few really tough semesters where I was taking many difficult classes and working. In the beginning it looked like too much for me to handle but I worked hard, stayed focused, and took advantage of various resources such as study groups and instructors and I was able to succeed in all my courses. It was hard work but it payed off and was very rewarding.
ghlight of my academic career was recieving the Excelence award from the state ADHA chapter at the yearly meeting. I felt that my hard work and professionalism hadn't gone unnoticed, and helped me feel confident in my work.
The highlight of my academic years would be maintaining a 3.5 or higher in college.
Working and educating the public was always something I was good at. By being able to become a DH, I will be able to work and educate the public on how important it is to keep the oral cavity clean.
Learning about the human body and the satisfaction of people answering me questions and being able to answer them. I love knowing that my education meant something to my life. I have been able to.
I would study no more.
I will all I can to be accepted into Hygienist school because this is something I am extremely passionate about.
I would be saddened but I would try again at the next possibility.
Then I would try again next year and continue practising as an assistant, looking to further my assisting career by volunteering in Costa Rica and taking the orthodontic module.
I will continue my job as a surgical assistant and will apply again for the following year!
I study best by going to the library and researching each quiestion.
I study best in quite places. Most of the time i escape to the library
I need to study in a quiet setting. I love going to my local library. It is always so quiet in there and when it is quiet, that is when I can concentrate and focus. I am a hands on learner so any educational games on science websites help me memorize and learn things for science classes. Flashcards work as well, and repetative writing helps me as well.
I study best with music or somewhere quiet.
This is a touchy subject for most people. Some people feel like it should be left to the individual to find insurance, some feel entitled to the fact that the employer should provide the insurance, and some feel like it's the government's duty. I see pros and cons for all three situations. I personally feel like its either the governments or the individuals' job, not the employer. From what I know about government-run health care programs like in
Not sure how i really feel about that.
Yes, I have been in the banking industry for several years and my main roles are sales based. I constantly make sure customers are getting the best out of thier accounts by taking advantage of all the products and services we offer to make thier banking experience positive.
none at this time
Yes, when I was in high school, I worked as a sales representative and Aeropostale. Even though it is a clothing store, it gave me sales experience and they showed me how to sell products.
No, I dont have very much sales experience. Although, I did have to try to sell Family Tree Maker while working for an inbound call center.
I have worked a retail job before, and my job was to try to sell people merchandise without being too pushy.
I currently work at a dentist office, just doing filing work, learning when i am abl.. and i have job shadowed at my local dentist office
The only dental experience i have ever had was sinply job shadowing my dental hygienist in grade ten. It was a fun experience and other than that i have not had any dental experience leadership roles.
No but i would love to particate in one.
Upon graduating from a dental hygiene program and gaining experience in the work field I plan to join the peace corps and volunteer my time.
Not as of now, but during breaks at school I plan to get in contact with the Department of Human Health, and participate in such.
Personally I don't. This is just another reason why pursuing a career in DH will be very rewarding to me.
Yes i'll practice universal percaustions.
No because I know how to keep myself and others safe from infection by the standard disinfecting and bio safety techniques.
Always practice universal precautions.
There is always a slight risk in a dental cleaning, because it is a slightly invasive procedure. However, it is important to evaluate the patients contributing risks, such as pocket depths, medications, and immunodeficiencies.
Of coarse. That is normal to worry. That means you will be careful while treating every patient as if they have a disease.
i like being able to learn how to do things for my career and be a help to the patient
its the best and is with the same the same city. i dont have to relocate
Good academic results, heard good comments about it.
The environment. Between the center for academic success, the tutors and student instructors and the teachers, everyone is so helpful. You are really given every opportunity to succeed here.
I love how interested all the professors are in helping the students achieve their goals.
The location and the friendly people.
A huge role in my life and yes i can most defiantly laugh at myself.
Humor is a huge part of my daily life. I think that my day is not complete without laughing or smiling. I love making people laugh and making my family smile. I laugh at myself all the time, especially when I do something out of the ordaniary.
Yes, infact I think having a good sense of humor can help lighten up any mood.
Humor plays a big role in my life. I believe that we need a certain amount of humor to stay healthy and sometimes it is good to laugh at ourselves because it reminds us that we are human. Life needs to be fun and not so serious.
Thorough cleanings and a gentle touch.
I am persistent and work well under pressure.
I dont have any strenghs.
I find my strengths to be that I am not afraid to ask for advice, and to get the correct answer if I am unsure. I also think a strength of mine is patient relations and making someone feel comfortable in the dental setting.
My first greatest strength is my ability to communicate with patients. I think I am able to help ease their anxiety, relate to them and show empathy whenever possible. I also think knowing your clients and their interests or oral health needs makes you more genuine hygienist. Secondly, I am very versatile, having the ability to relate and fit in almost everywhere I go.
My drive to learn and my constant concern and care for others.
I am loyal and dedicated.
I am really good at working with people of all ages and personalities, I am a waitress so it is something that I have become very used to, I also like to be very organized, nothing stresses me out more when things are unorganized.
Thoroughness and time management. An example of this is.......
1) confidence 2) making clients feel comfortable and wanting to come back
leadership and responsiblitiy- i like to take control of the sitiuation and handle things in the best way possiblle and help others around me achieve their strengths
Perfection and compassion.
cleaning teeth and customer relations
Fun loving, easy to get along with, loves helping others and very honest..
Determined, outgoing, active.
Determined, accountable, friendly and a good listener. They would definitely say that I always have a positive attitude.
Loving, caring, outgoing, compassionate, easy to talk to, fun loving and hard working.
I think my friends would describe me as a quiet and sweet girl. In a large group, i would be the listener and not the talker. And i am kind hearted to people and I respect people opinions and and considerate towards situations and people. I am crazy at times but i am reserved.
White bright smile.
I would love to be a Pediatric Dental Hygienist. I love working with kids and I want to be the one to teach them how important dental care is and I think that I would make a great role model for them.
I like to examine xrays. I find it very interesting.
Not having Dental insurance and people not having proper DH education.
The lack of dental insurance and lack of DH education are two major ethical issues facing dentistry today.
I have noticed lately that a big one is not having dental insurance or not being able to afford dental care.
Dentists who are in it just to make money and don't think of the interest of the patient.
For the past five years I have volunteered at my church with the children's program. This is a very rewarding position. You have the opportunity to impact a child's life every week what may seem like small ways but invariably results in establishing a very strong relationship. I have worked for HOHC for the past two years, starting off as volunteering, seeing a need and making a career change that I am very passionate about.
Ive worked in several leadership positions in my church with many opportunities to serve. I was part of my high school's peer leadership team. We travelled to various elementary school providing a drug free and antiviolence message. We also had many opportunities to serve in our school and in our community. Currently I am part of a group that tutors students whose primary language is not English.
Eversince I came here in Canada, I joined the Calgary Bridge Foundation. At first I'm a member, but I wanted to become a peer leader and help new immigrants to be able to adjust to their new life here. I also volunteered in the Drop In Centre. We give foods to the homeless.
I went in everyday eager to learn and never knew what was in store for me.
I have been volunteering at a non profit organization called Miles of Smiles, where I have been allowed to work chair side assisting the dentist and hygienist, helping them rinse and isolating a tooth while doing a sealant. I also helped out with charting and the cleaning of the tools.
I am very outgoing and it is easy for me to make friends. I think that I am easy to talk to and people are able to tell me things easily without worrying I will tell others. I have alot of drive. I am not one to give up and call it quits. When I don't succeed at something the first time it makes me work harder and strive to succeed. I genuinely care about people. I enjoy talking to people of all ages, and after I talk to someone I feel like I am friends with them.
Strong, determined and focused.
I'm 21 i'm from little rock arkansas. i am from a family of 7 girls and 1 boy.
i am a well-educated and experienced student seeking a profession as a dental hygenist. i am dedicated to making this my career, and have been very passionate about this for a few years now.
I graduated dental hygiene this past year. I am in the process of completing my undergraduate degree via distance and online education. So I will have a degree and diploma by 2013. I have always had a passion for oral health, because unfortunately I had alot of caries as a kid. Now that I am a dental hygienist, I educate and promote dental hygiene as much as I can to those who are in my chair, because I feel so strongly about it.
I have so much to offer to the dental hygiene profession. I have my outgoing personality which I feel would make any patient feel comfortable, I have a big caring heart as well and I care about my patients and how I am making an impact on them.
I am service oriented. I love helping individuals and teaching them how to live healthier lives. Healthier lives means happier lives.
Dedication and believe that the profession is a worthwhile cause and should be offered and presented to the community. I am willing to challenge myself in advancing my learning, and also to find new and innovative ways to connect with my patients.
I am fresh hout of college therefore, i am equipped with the most current knowledge. Also, i am very kind and compassionate and i work well in a team setting.
In my spare time i am either studying and reading about things that interest me, or doing some type of activity with my hands. i always try to keep busy in an educational form.
In my spare time i am either studying and reading about things that interest me, or doing some type of activity with my hands. i always try to keep busy in an educational form.
In my spare time i am either studying and reading about things that interest me, or doing some type of activity with my hands. i always try to keep busy in an educational form.
I enjoy shopping and relaxing.
Maintaining my household, gardening, taking care of my sons and dogs, outdoor activities.
Two things. I like to keep busy/organized and I like to make time for things like hobbies, family, and down time. So when I get the chance I will organize my time in order to keep busy with work and also have time for me.
I have very little spare time, but when I do it is often in the garden or outdoors with my family enjoying a variety of activities.
I love to mountain bike and dance.
I like to be prepared for whatever I need to be responsible in doing or knowing in advance. Therefore, if I have studies or reading to do, I will do my best to get what I need done and learned. For fun, I enjoy reading novels, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.
I have a dog who loves to go on hikes, I also like to play soccer and do anything that is active. Living in a place that has so much access to the outdoors has really given a piece of my heart to outdoor activities and makes me so thankful that I have access to so many things.
In my spare time I spend time with my family, study for my intro to dental assisting class, spend time with friends and I am always looking for other opportunities to advance knowledge in my life.
I have many things to offer. The best I have is my experience in the Dental Field for the last 12 years. Knowing how to speak, and deal with people are two of my strongest points.
I am a very hard worker, I have had a good amount of experience in the field, and I enjoy helping people.
I made this decision when I was in high school.
2 years back, when I got laid off
I made this decision my senior year of high school.
I made this decision to become a dental hygienist when I was a junior in highschool. I was inspired by a dental career booth at a career day at UConn Hospital in CT. The tools inspired me and the way that they presented their table and I just wanted to learn more.
I made this decision my junior year of high school.
When i was a freshmen in college.
When I was in high school and when my yougest daughter went to school.
Patient flow smooth and timely.
A day without stress is a day hiking the mountains with my husband and a campfire with marshmallows to follow.
A saterday for an employed person, with no obligations or thinking.
Growing up Sunday was always my stress free day. We started with Church, then of course some great fried catfish, and went home to play dominoes around the kitchen table with my amazing family.