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Dentist - The Trip to the Dentist Office Thinking to myself, is there any way I could jolt back in my car and head back for home, I enter the tall thin tan colored brick building and walk over to the elevator, hoping that the last half hour of scrubbing my teeth to death pays off. Nervously, I push the up button and patiently wait. The elevator door promptly opens and I am engulfed, the door closes, up I go. Once on the second floor, I exit the elevator and immediately I can smell the mixture of the wintergreen flavored tooth paste and the overwhelming aroma of bleach out in the hall, along with the sound of the teeth grinding drills which gives, no longer the feeling of the dentist office but of road construction area....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Dentist Career - Dentist Career Dentistry is a career in healthcare that works in the mouth. Dentists are trained to diagnose, prevent, and treat various problems associated with teeth and mouth tissue. It is the job of the dentist to be fully aware of different types of dental problems and be able to recognize those problems through analyzing x-rays, as well as visual variation between individual mouths. The primary focus of dental care is to teach prevention to its patients of how to prevent gum disease, tooth loss, etc....   [tags: miscellaneuos]
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The Dentist's Office - The Dentist's Office Dr. Rust's Office, these three words echo throughout my head and I can't breathe. I sit in this awful discomforting place. My body shakes in terror and Suddenly I hear a soft comforting voice say my name, "Genna, Dr. Rust is ready to see you now." On the outside, I am smiling and happy, but on the inside, I scream in terror. Although I had been there and experienced that extreme pain many times before, I dreaded yet another visit to the dentist. Fifteen minutes ago I drove up to the old brick building in Delta, Colorado....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1228 words
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My First Visit to the Dentist - My First Visit to the Dentist One of my earliest memories is going out with my mum to visit the dentist. It was half past two on a bright, cheery day in spring. Being only five years old, I was convinced by my mom to visit the dentist and check out my then milk teeth. Boy was I excited. I wasn’t so sure what a “dentist” was. I only knew that I was a truly ‘brave and courageous’ boy, according to my mum, to agree so readily to the trip. On the way to the dentist, my stomach grumbled suddenly....   [tags: Papers] 364 words
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A Trip to the Dentist's Office - A Trip to the Dentist's Office The phone rings, and I answer, “Thank you for calling Enterprise, how may I help you?” The voice on the other end asks for Andrea, and I reply, “This is she.” The voice says she is calling to remind me of my 11:00 AM dental appointment. I sigh and tell her I will be there on time. I enter the brick building and walk over to the elevator; I push the up button and patiently wait. The elevator door promptly opens, and I get in. I push the button with a number two on it, and the doors close… up I go....   [tags: Personal Narratives Descriptive Essays] 690 words
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Comparing Careers as a Family Physician and a Dentist - This report explores similarities and contrasts between two career options within the medical field, family physician and dentistry. This study will give the researcher, potentially a prospect student in either of these fields, a chance to investigate and understand the benefits of these two careers in United States focusing on several criteria outlined in the paragraphs below. A family physician is also known by other titles like: Family Doctor, Doctor and Physician. They diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries that commonly occur in the general population....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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Momma, the Dentist, and Me by Maya Angelou - In her essay, “Momma, the Dentist, and me” Maya Angelou describe her insight in remembering an incident of racism. The incident refer to a time when a white dentist named Lincoln did not treat her tooth ace just for being colored “Niggah.” In America no one should be allowed to be a form of prisoner, because of their native skin color. Americans should be held accountable for their actions whenever a color person are in need of help their social life. There should be laws ordinances to prohibit persons from confronting -either verbally or physically -color people for not being a Caucasian person....   [tags: racism, prejudice]
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Techniques to Curb Dental Anxiety - Techniques to Curb Dental Anxiety The distinctive sound in the dentist's office coupled with its slightly sweet antiseptic smell has long been a source of anxiety for many people. Ask almost anyone and they will tell you stories much like the one of my grandmother, who was never given treatment for her pain. Instead, she was treated only with silver nitrate on the decayed areas to deaden the nerve endings. However this did not heal the decay. Perhaps instead they would tell of a time when their dentist, who had just received his new high-speed drill, insisted that there was no need for Novocaine....   [tags: Dentist Dentistry Papers]
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Dentist Admissions Essay: Changing the World One Gum at a Time - Changing the World One Gum at a Time My college plans include attending a two-year college and then pursing a degree in dental hygiene. I believe that I will have a great opportunity to give back to my community with my chosen career. As a dental hygienist, there would be many ways to help young and old alike. The time that I would volunteer would enable me to become more involved in the life of our community. Our community usually has a small health fair sponsored by our local hospital....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 412 words
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Marquex, one of these days - Research Paper Marquez, “One of These Days” Gabriel Garica Marquez wrote “One of These Days” directly about the relationship between middle class and politicians. Marquez wrote this short story to try to tell his readers the reality of power and revenge among people. “One of These Days” would inspire those who are interested to learn more about politicians and how they handle their power, whether they take advantage of their power or not. The story relates to disadvantages and advantages between middle class and politicians....   [tags: essays research papers] 1127 words
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Oral Cancer - ... Survival rates are higher when cancerous cells are found at early stages (Cutter). Unfortunately, most oral cancers are not discovered early enough. Once the dentist examines the mouth, the dental hygienist, who cleans the teeth, has the opportunity to re-examine the mouth. It is the hygienist's duty to notice any peculiar areas in the mouth and bring them to the attention of the dentist. Having both the dentist and hygienist examine the mouth adds a cautionary step in the process of oral examination....   [tags: Health ]
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Pursuing a Career in Dentistry - Just a decade ago small dental clinics in India usually treated their patients without any anesthesia. My first visit to the dentist office was predictably painful: I had two of my primary teeth taken out without any anesthesia. I vowed never to return to a dentist’s office ever in my life. For the next ten years, my fear of being in pain prevented me from going to the dentist and my parents were no help since they did not believe in going to clinic for their own checkups. After moving to US, I was still reluctant to go to a dentist because of my initial fear....   [tags: Personal Experience] 958 words
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A Career in Dentistry - The career that I have chosen for my future is to become a dentist. Become a dentist is one of my biggest dreams, because is something that I always wanted to be since I was a child. There are a lot of advantages of becoming a dentist that I really love about this career. Firstly there are a lot of opportunities of getting a good job, also be able to help others with their dental care, earn good money, and have a flexible schedule. Become a dentists is something that I really want, because it can give me a lot of opportunities that I really want to have in a career....   [tags: Career Goals] 477 words
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How to Construct Dentures - Have you ever wondered how complete dentures are constructed. A complete denture is a type of removable prosthesis designed to replace all of the natural teeth in an arch or the jaw. Patients sometimes need a set of complete dentures, one for each arch or jaw. There are several stages in making dentures. Each stage must be performed accurately and precisely so the denture is as exact as possible. The technician does most of the work of fabricating the denture from start to finish. The dentist only has a small role in the making of the denture....   [tags: Health] 1712 words
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My Father's Grand Opening - The day I entered my father’s grand opening to his new business, I was overwhelmed with the diverse crowd that surrounded the party. As the party started, I was introduced to everyone as the owner’s daughter; everyone seemed normal to me; however I met this gentleman whose smile captivated my attention. It turned out that he is a well known and very established Professor at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine., I started talking to him regarding the dental school, as I was planning my future in regards to what I should be doing, in terms of a health care career, whether it was medicine, dentistry, optometry or medical research....   [tags: career, ] 603 words
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Dental Amalgams - ... This causes a big problem for people who fear there fillings can be harmful to them and the only solution would be to have the tooth removed. After inhaling the mercury the vapors it typically targets the central nervous system and kidneys (Barregard). Scientist know this because screening show patients with high mercury levels in these areas. With a high exposure to mercury in the central nervous system can cause emotional changes, memory loss, tremors and other symptoms. Many professional also draw links to high mercury exposure and Alzheimer’s....   [tags: Dental Health]
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Dentistry - ... As America’s population increased and more towns began to arise; many travelling dentists settled down and furthermore established their own practices (Kendall). In the 1800’s American dentists made significant breakthroughs and advanced dental hygiene and medical procedures. Levi Spear Parmly created dental floss furthermore he insisted that his patients used silk thread to remove debris from their teeth (Kendall). John Greenwood invented the first “dental foot engine” using his foot to spin the drill, this advancement allowed him to free his hands during his long career (Kendall)....   [tags: Career Research ]
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The Case of Banning the Use of Dental Amalgam - ... Martin John Tyas reports, “many dentists, who use these alternatives, ignore the fact that these alternatives have side-effects that can also be harmful to the body” such as digestive problems, weak pulse, kidney dysfunction, loss of bone around teeth, allergies, and more (Tyas, 305). Jane Anderson is a D.D.S. that wrote a cover story called “Mercury Amalgams for Dental Restorative Work: Safe or Not?” Anderson stated, “Many dentists were trained to use amalgam and it is difficult to find a dentist that is able to use the proper technique for using the alternatives” (Anderson, 7)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Principles of Marketing - ... That relationship may have been established over time through quality service or you have visited this dentist as a kid. How does this apply to someone who visits this dentist for the first time. A bond of trustworthiness must be initially established by a first time customer to complete the dyad. When dealing in a human to human interaction, and especially with a medical procedure being accomplished, relationships are essential. Both parties in this dyad are essentially providing a service to each other which clearly establishes a formed relationship with this service or individual brand....   [tags: Marketing ]
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The Importance of Being Earnest - The Importance of Being Earnest ALGERNON. You have always told me it was Ernest. I have introduced you to every one as Ernest. You answer to the name of Ernest. You look as if your name was Ernest. You are the most earnest-looking person I ever saw in my life. It is perfectly absurd your saying that your name isn't Ernest. It's on your cards. Here is one of them. [Taking it from case.] 'Mr. Ernest Worthing, B. 4, The Albany.' I'll keep this as a proof that your name is Ernest if ever you attempt to deny it to me, or to Gwendolen, or to any one else....   [tags: Comedy Irony Papers]
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Book Report on Elie Wiesel's Night - Book Report on Elie Wiesel's Night      Elie tells of his hometown, Sighet, and of Moshe the Beadle. He tells of his family and his three sisters, Hilda, Béa, and the baby of the family, Tzipora. Elie is taught the cabala by Moshe the Beadle. Moshe is taken away and sees an entire train of people murdered by the Gestapo. He returns to Sighet and tries to warn them, but no one believes his story. The Nazis come and take over Sighet. Elie is moved to a ghetto, along with all the other Jews in Sighet....   [tags: Book Reports Elie Wiesel's Night Essays] 4327 words
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Dental Hygienists - ... Hygienists are always there to work next to the dentist when he or she is treating a patient, to run various types of diagnostic tests for the dentist to look at, and sometimes to compose a patient’s diagnosis all on their own (“Dental Hygienists” U.S. Bureau). To become a licensed dental hygienist, it is important to get an excellent education. Aspiring dental hygienists should take the following high school courses if possible: Mathematics, English, Health Science Technology, Algebra, Applied Math, Applied Biology/Chemistry, College Prep, Dental Assisting, and Biology....   [tags: Career Research ]
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Root Canal - ... Carries, caused by different acids which are produced by bacteria in dental plaque. Plaque is bacteria and food debris that forms on the tooth surface within a 24 hour period of brushing the teeth, and also eating and drinking. Not brushing and flossing at least twice a day before and after meals is open doors for plaque. There are four different types of pulp diseases . The two main concerns in rotary therapy are reversible and irreversible pulpitis.(Yoffee, 2011. para. 3, 4). Reversible pulpitis is when a dentist or endodontist are able to save the tooth....   [tags: Health, Edodontics] 1249 words
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Dental Assisting - ... Assistants must be very reliable and have excellent manual dexterity so that they can provide the best service to the dentist and to the patient that they are working with. Dental assistants will also have to be knowledgeable on how to properly sterilize and disinfect equipment and instruments and how to set up and lay out instruments and materials for each patient. They must obtain and update patients records as needed and ensure that their patients are comfortable at all times. The typical working areas for dental assistants are very clean, organized, and well lit....   [tags: Health Care]
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To Serve Others through Dentistry - To Serve Others through Dentistry My interest in dentistry is a result of a sincere interest in the profession as well as a strong belief that my personal qualities will allow me to contribute to the well-being of others. My observations of dentists at work, my interest in thier manual skills, and my strong desire for service work have lead me to choose dentistry. My broad but science-centered academic background is health-related, which will help me succeed in a dental program. Dentistry depends on communication skills, patience, and tolerance of individuals' differences which I think are my strong points....   [tags: Dentistry Admissions Essays] 547 words
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Values, Beliefs, and Medicine - In the medical field, there are many ethical dilemmas that a person could face. One of the major dilemmas in the medical field comes from being a doctor. While attending to a patient/ client the doctor may not know the best treatment or course of action to take because of the many options there could be. The values and beliefs of a doctor can’t interfere with the treatment of a patient/client. Their job is to be honest, benevolent, respectful, and to maintain confidentiality of the patient/client....   [tags: Medical Ethics] 540 words
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Career in Dentistry - A Career in Dentistry Children are often sweet and adorable, but many times they may be eating too many sweets. According to the Channel Four News, it has been shown that the number one disease in children is the reoccurrence of caries, also known as cavities. Could it be too many sweets or could it be the lack of flossing and brushing teeth. For instance, many children go to bed or wake up without brushing their teeth and go throughout the day eating all sorts of food and candy. The result of eating and not brushing could lead to plaque build up and decaying of teeth....   [tags: essays research papers] 1741 words
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Hw Oscar Wilde Pokes Fun at the Attitudes and Etiquette of the British Aristocracy - Hw Oscar Wilde Pokes Fun at the Attitudes and Etiquette of the British Aristocracy Oscar Wilde presents a very candid impression of Victorian society and its values in The Importance of Being Earnest. The title itself represents the irony of the play. The word earnest works on two levels - first the name Ernest, which is the main focus of the play, and also it sounds like honest which is exactly what Jack and Algernon - the two main characters of the play - are not. There are four main themes which can be recognised in the play: social snobbery, money matters, appearance matters and false values and lastly, not being sincere....   [tags: Papers] 1665 words
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The Waiting Room- Creative Writing - The Waiting Room- Creative Writing The waiting room was still and quiet except for the hypnotic tick of the old plastic clock hanging on the wall. A smell evoking images of latex gloves and mouthwash hung in the air, as the dentist worked behind the closed door. The little boy across the room fidgeted uncontrollably while his mother chose to ignore it. Her face was drawn and pale. Her hands were placed on top of her lap and she wrung them continuously....   [tags: Papers] 649 words
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Items Doc Holiday Might Carry when he Died - Doc Holliday Few gunmen in history have been as notorious as the late John "Doc" Holliday. Part of the reason Doc has enjoyed such a famed history is because of the overall decent man he was, that is when he wasn't gambling, drinking, and gun slinging. When Doc died he might have had a handkerchief, a pocket knife, a deck of poker cards, a flask half full of whiskey, and a small essay entitled "My Friend Doc Holliday" by Wyatt Earp. The most important item Doc would have had on him when he died was a handkerchief....   [tags: John Holliday] 1379 words
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Interviewing Tips for Dental Assistants - You have found a vacancy for a Dental Assistant and you know you are the perfect candidate, but how do you demonstrate this in an interview. A dental assistant is an important position in all practices. The ability to liaise with patients, prepare dental equipment and complete administration duties with ease are essential. Most dental practices will carry out initial interviews through third party agencies. Such agencies review curriculums for relevancy and push forward recommended candidates. If you have been selected and reached this stage congratulations....   [tags: Dentistry] 994 words
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What is a Distribution Channel? - ... The company sells products in over two hundred countries and has plants located in different regions around the world. Since 2004 Colgate reduced the number of plants they operated worldwide (Colgate, 2011). The company started to use contract manufacturing rather than doing its own manufacturing (Trunick, 2011). By making these changes the company has been able to control costs more and become more profitable. Products need to find a way from manufacturing plants to the customers. Colgate uses several ocean containers, truckload shipments and smaller truck shipments (Trunick, 2011)....   [tags: Organizations, Production, Shipping] 722 words
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Paresthesia - ... One of the peer reviewed sources explains a study done on children and the conclusion stated the prevalence of side effects were alike for both solutions(Ram and Amir, 2006, pg. 252). Articaine: Efficacy and Paresthesia in Dental Local Anesthesia article states the occurrence of paresthesia is 1:20,000 to 1:850,000 which shows how rare of a side effect it is. It also mentions a study done where they compared septocaine’s and lidocaine’s frequency of causing paresthesia. Septocaine was at thirty percent experiencing post op numbness and lidocaine was linked with tirty-five percent (Hawkins, pg 4)....   [tags: Medicine]
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braces Suck! - "Braces Suck!" One out of three children or teenagers will have to live, at one point, as a prisoner of their own dentist. Teenagers are faced with zit and acne wars during the stages of puberty and braces add additional torture to this already hellish time to both parent and child. A life with braces is far more embarrassing, painful, and expensive than living with buck-teeth, gaps, or overlapping teeth. Mental scars remain long after cuts and bloody sores in the mouth have healed....   [tags: essays research papers] 460 words
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Movie and Book - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: Movie and Book The novel, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings", by Maya Angelou is the first series of five autobiographical novels. This novel tells about her life in rural Stamps, Arkansas with her religious grandmother and St. Louis, Missouri, where her worldly and glamorous mother resides. At the age of three Maya and her four-year old brother, Bailey, are turned over to the care of their paternal grandmother in Stamps, Arkansas. Southern life in Stamps, Arkansas was filled with humiliation, violation, and displacement....   [tags: Movie Film comparison compare contrast] 1050 words
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Doc Holliday - 	Few gunmen in history have been as notorious as the late John"Doc" Holliday. Part of the reason Doc has enjoyed such a famedhistory is because of the overall descent man he was, that is when hewasn’t gambling, drinking, and gunslinging. When Doc died he mighthave had a handkerchief, a pocket knife, a deck of poker cards, a flaskhalf full of whiskey, and a small essay entitled "My Friend DocHolliday" by Wyatt Earp. 	The most important item Doc would have had on him when he diedwas a handkerchief....   [tags: essays research papers] 1362 words
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ECON 101, Economics, Fall 2000, Midterm - ECON 101, Economics, Fall 2000, Midterm University of Wisconsin, Madison Answers Included. PART I: TRUE/FALSE QUESTIONS (2 points each: Allow 5 minutes) On the coding sheet, darken choice A if you think the statement is TRUE, and darken choice B if you think the statement is FALSE. Question 1: Microeconomics focuses on the determination of issues like unemployment, inflation, and interest rate. A. True B. False Question 2: It is meaningful to make a comparison between Japanese GDP and German GDP....   [tags: wisconsin madison eco economics econ tests] 1669 words
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Biofilms - A biofilm is a layer consisting of various combinations of many different organisms, autotrophic and heterotrophic. They are dense, organized communities of cells, encased in a self-produced slime. The bacteria grow together in water like atmospheres, attaching to a solid surface, forming a small ecosystem. Biofilms are known as a micro-environment, a micro-habitat, or a slime matrix. They help decompose dead organisms and recycle carbon and nutrients. Biofilms are formed on almost any surface that is submerged in non sterile water....   [tags: Biology] 1298 words
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Professional Selling - Professional Selling This article, which was published in The New York Times on Sunday, November 12, discusses the American Medical Association’s recent plans to pull out of a deal that it had originally signed with the Sunbeam, Corp. and has signed a new deal to sell its subscription and membership list to a database marketing firm. According to the article, The AMA will sale of the list of 650,000 doctors in the United States will be a joint venture also including HelathCarePro Connect and Acxiom Corp....   [tags: Papers] 788 words
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Philosophy of Educative Assessment - Philosophy of Assessment Assessment of students is a crucial part of their education. It is one thing to be able, with some degree of confidence, to say that 'Johnny knows x' but it is quite another to be able to say 'Sarah can x'. It is clear that assessment at its core is involved in the measuring of something and that if I expect students to reach above a certain level of 'something' then I must clearly communicate that to them. The backwards design that we are familiar with goes someway towards achieving this goal....   [tags: essays research papers] 905 words
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Homeward Bound: The Revolution - During the 1950's there are numerous themes that are explored in Elaine Tyler May's Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era. Such themes as the baby boom, hygiene, sex, bomb shelters, and marriage are some of the major examples. These particular themes and ideas can be seen in high volume through magazines, political cartoons, and advertisements especially during the 1950's. Hygiene related advertisements were some of the many that I kept seeing over and over while looking through Life magazine....   [tags: American History Book Review] 1322 words
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A Calling in Dentistry - Introduction; Prior to starting the career project there were several occupations that caught my interest, being a firefighter, a marine biologist, and a dentist. However looking at the economy I realize that I need to obtain a sustainable job that will be on the rise, and of the three I narrowed it down to one field, dentistry. Inspired by my dentist, Nicholas Chiotelis, I saw his line of work and his passion for the career it became apparent that it was my calling as well. History and Development: Dentistry has always been a part of history, a founding occupation....   [tags: Career Goals]
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Teeth Bleaching - ... Laser bleaching is also the fastest and easiest procedures to have done by professional dentist in 90 min to two hours. Even though it’s the fastest process and has results immediately it’s not for everyone, because it can be quite complex and quite expensive. An in office treatments can range from 600 to 2,000 (Morris). This is done after a thorough cleaning the dentist applies a gel to the patient’s teeth and focuses a laser beam on the gel. A chemical reaction activates the bleaching process, which removes stains and discolorations from the teeth....   [tags: Dental Health]
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Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - ... pag.). Other factors that contribute to gum disease are plaque-induced gingivitis, drug-induced gingivitis, and gingivitis due to vitamin deficiency, gingivitis due to infections, gingivitis due to pregnancy, gingivitis due to menopause, gingivitis due to leukemia, and gingivitis due to an impacted tooth (Pericoronitis). The most common cause of gingivitis is plaque-induced gingivitis which is from lack of brushing and flossing. When different drugs cause gum tissue to overgrow, so that eliminating plaque becomes nearly impossible and sometimes develops gingivitis it is called drug-induced gingivitis....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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Symptom, Causes, Prevention, and Treatment of Gingivtis - ... pag.). Other factors that contribute to gum disease are plaque-induced gingivitis, drug-induced gingivitis, and gingivitis due to vitamin deficiency, gingivitis due to infections, gingivitis due to pregnancy, gingivitis due to menopause, gingivitis due to leukemia, and gingivitis due to an impacted tooth (Pericoronitis). Plaque-induced gingivitis is from lack of brushing and flossing which is the most common cause of gingivitis. Drug-induced gingivitis is when different drugs cause gum tissue to overgrow, so that eliminating plaque becomes more challenging, and sometimes develops gingivitis....   [tags: Oral Health ]
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Book Report I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Book Report I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou, the author to I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, writes about a girl who is confronted with sex, rape, and racism at an early stage in her life in detail in her novel. When she is three years old, her parents have a divorce and send her and her four-year-old brother Bailey from California to Arkansas to live with her grandmother in a town that is divided by color and full of racism. They are raised by her grandmother and then sent back to their carefree mother in the absence of a father figure....   [tags: Papers] 398 words
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Applying Operant Conditioning to Human Behaviour - Applying Operant Conditioning to Human Behaviour Operant conditioning is when a way of learning by consequence. To put it basic, an action which is rewarded is more likely to be repeated, along with an action that is punished is less likely to be repeated. To apply this to an example of human behaviour, young children may have shaped behaviour due to operant conditioning; where desireable behaviour is rewarded (e.g. by giving a toy) the behaviour is being positively reinforced and is likely to occur....   [tags: Papers] 584 words
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Bad Breath - Cause, Cure and Social Impact - Bad Breath - Cause, Cure and Social Impact Just admit it. We all know we have done it one time or another. It’s your big first date and you’re ready to walk out the door, but just before you can go you give yourself a quick breath test. It is the age-old practice of the cupping of the hands over the mouth followed by a quick sniff to ensure your breath doesn’t stink. Society today has boosted the business of having fresher breath. Stores are full of products offering a variety of scented mouthwashes, mints, chewing gums, and strips....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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The Significance of the Last Stand - The Significance of the Last Stand I. Fictionalizing History Relating history of past to history of present [1] What do historians create with the history they account. History is a story that never ends. The events of the present in essence have already happened in the past. Historians try to make sense of the present by deconstructing the past. Only through analysis of the past can one understand the present. I remember playing cowboys and Indians as a child. I would always play the part of the cowboys, and consequently the cowboys always won....   [tags: History Historical essays] 3228 words
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Truth Exposed in Body Rituals among the Nacirema - Truth Exposed in Body Rituals among the Nacirema “Body Rituals among the Nacirema” is a document written by Mr. Horace Miner. Miner was a graduate of the University of Chicago, with a degree in anthropology. Throughout his life, Miner was dedicated to his studies ranging in anthropology to sociology. He was very interested in the study of anthropology, but Miner disagreed with the way that other cultures were represented. He thought American anthropologists believed that the American culture was “normal” and, that the other studied cultures were misrepresented (Hoogland)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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