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The Career of a Dentist - ... To qualify for a license in most states, applicants must graduate from a accredited dental school and pass written and practical exams. Veterinarians would relate to being a dentist because a veterinarian diagnose, treat and research medical conditions and diseases of pets and other animals. Dentists must be detail oriented and patient in order to supply proper care to their patients. Good communication skills are great for a dentist to have as well, since they have to convert medical terms into words that their patient can understand....   [tags: professional opportunities]
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Analyses of a Career as a Dentist - Dentists are often thought of as people to be feared. Most people try to put off going to the dentist until their teeth hurt so much that they have no choice but to visit the feared dental office. Waiting for pain in the mouth or gums before visiting a dentist is one of the worst things a person can do. Paul J. Flaer, et al. observes, “Fear in approaching the dental visit may be generated by psychosocial factors such as history of bad experience(s) at the dentist and by the effect of poor representations of dental treatment in the media” (104)....   [tags: orthodontics, preventative dentistry, teeth]
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I Want to Become a Dentist - ... I wanted to study hard and learn something new because it will help me throughtout the future. If I am in home, I always read science fiction or nonfiction books in my quiet room. Most people can tell that I like to work alone because some people are lazy and let me do all the work which I hate the most. Science, mathamics, reading books, and experiences could lead me to believe that I will enjoy being a dentist. The main responsibility of a dentist is to provide oral care to his patients. For example, dentists who providing to take care on tooth, gum, and mouth....   [tags: statement of purpose, career choices] 747 words
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A Dentist or Dental Surgeon - ... After obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree that is usually a science major, an application to a Graduate Dental Program is required. Graduate school is usually four years and it is where students obtain clinical training as well. However, before becoming an accredited practitioner, dentists must meet licensing requirements that vary depending on states. A dentist has the opportunity to work in the military, hospital, and administrative or classroom setting where they can teach. Although most commonly dentists tend to work in an office with collaboration with another colleague....   [tags: career, diseases] 1775 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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What does it Take to Become a Dentist - Dentistry Dentistry can be a wonderful career choice for someone who is interested in interacting with the public and cares about healthy teeth and gums; there are many job options for someone planning to enter this field such as dentist, orthodontist, dental hygienist, dental assistant, and dental lab technician. Dentistry is job that takes care of patient’s teeth. One of the tasks of a dentist job is drilling. It was first invented in the 7000 BC located in Indus Valley Civilization. Drilling was the first thing that was taught in Dentistry Career (History of Dentistry)....   [tags: career choices, opportunities]
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Crafting a Smile: I Want to Be a Dentist - I vividly recall my interest in artwork as a child, playing with modelling clay in hopes of crafting something beautiful. I used to create small pieces of art by carving a bar of soap, such as a fish. Executing such patterns while concurrently employing my mind and hands both thrilled me and complimented my detail attentive persona. With a dream of carving a beautiful smile and to make a difference in someone’s life, I joined Sri Ramachandra University, a premier medical school in south India renowned for its dental program....   [tags: Sri Ramachandra University, career choices] 716 words
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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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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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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 b...   [tags: essays research papers] 636 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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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 Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde - ... In todays world and society, with ads blaring and people whining all over the place, it is beyond measure at how easily it is to loose who you really are. for example, you learn growing up through your childhood, the pre-teen years, and teen years, that you really like to play paintball. In fact, you become really good and go on throughout your high school years playing and making a name for yourself. however, there will come a time when your parents and schools will start telling you that you need to start looking for a college, to find a degree, to continue pursuing a higher education....   [tags: dentist, false impression] 600 words
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Case Study: Hygienist in the Middle Evaluated - ... 42). By instructing the dental hygienist to perform only a standard scaling, as opposed to scaling and root planing or other non-surgical periodontal treatments, the dentist failed to uphold this principle. Although it may be argued that to perform scaling and root planing would be unnecessary removal of surface cementum, and therefore still uphold this principle by not inflicting harm (Beemsterboer, 2010, p. 42). He also failed to uphold the principle of beneficence. Several actions could have been taken to further evaluate the condition of the patient, such as prescribing diagnostic radiographs....   [tags: dentist, patient, periodontal disease]
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A Career in Dentistry - A career in Dentistry is my main goal in life. I want to pursue a career in Dentistry for many reasons. Being a Dentist, you get to aid people and make them feel better about themselves. I have the personal qualities to be a Dentist and know that I would be great at the job. I would look forward to going to work every day. Dentistry contains many tools and oral practices that I am not familiar with. It would be awesome to get to be familiar with the lifestyle of a Dentist. Someday, I might even be able to live their lifestyle....   [tags: oral practices, dentist]
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Doc Holliday: Wyat Earp's Ally - “Blaize away. You’re a daisy if you have (Roberts, Doc Holliday, the Earp’s Strangest Ally). This is just one of Doc Holliday’s famous lines. Doc had a very interesting life, from the time of his dentistry career, to his gambling days with the Earp brothers. He will continue to be a legendary character for helping make the West livable. Doc Holliday wasn’t just a dentist; he was a gun-slinging gambler who helped the Earps tame the Wild West (SV;SV). Doc had a tough life. He had a disease known as tuberculosis, which affects the respiratory system....   [tags: dentist & gun-slinging gambler]
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Oral Hygiene and Disease - Oral hygiene is an everyday part of life that people have to be mindful of. If time is taken each day, it can prevent a lot of negative health effects on mouths and bodies. People are taught the negative effects of not brushing teeth all of their lives. But do they really know all of the effects not brushing can truly have. Even if the goal is simply whiter teeth, people have to be aware of the repercussions of not having substantial oral hygiene regimens and practices. If the average person fails to keep up with what’s going on in their mouth, the bacteria that forms and builds up can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and even heart issues....   [tags: Teeth, Dentist, Cavities]
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Seven Differents Jobs in Dental Occupations - “Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond,” (Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605). Living by this philosophy, I’ve decided that I want to become a dentist. When I made this decision, I knew absolutely nothing about what it was like to be a dentist, and the numerous jobs I could do as one. I thought that every dentist did the same thing, but boy was I wrong. Over the fifteen plus hours I spent shadowing my mentor, Dr. Victor Nitu, I learnt a lot of new stuff that has helped me narrow down what exactly I want to do as a dentist in the future....   [tags: dentist, teeth, dental test, endodontists]
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Statement of Purpose - Statement of Purpose Health Care is a Right Not a Privilege – Jan Spence, Kimberley Clark Foundation. Regrettably the above slogan perfectly suits the present condition of healthcare in my country. An endeavor to bring about a change is the prime motive for me in aspiring to be a Public Health Professional. In present time the world faces a lot of changes in healthcare systems. In my home country India lot of conversions are happening. The changes varies from eliminating chronic epidemic disease, removing infectious diseases, nutritional deficiencies, insecure pregnancies....   [tags: health care, education, dentist] 756 words
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Reflecting on the Journey of Life - ... Being able to help others, whether on a small or large scale, gives me an astounding sense of satisfaction, and Spelman has allowed me to realize this. To be able to see the direct change I make in another person's life is priceless. With all the experiences I've had through volunteering, I feel as though my work has helped me grow as a person. Prior to coming to Spelman, the majority of my community service has been done on an independent basis, yet Spelman has allowed me to perform volunteer work within a sisterhood that thrives on community service....   [tags: dentist, service, college, surgery, goals] 755 words
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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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Root Canal Treatment - The inferior alveolar nerve block is the most frequently used injection technique for achieving local anesthesia in root canal treatment of mandibular teeth. During root canal treatment, profound pulpal anesthesia must be achieved for both patient benefit and making the procedure less stressful for the dentist. The inferior alveolar nerve block has been shown to fail in 44% to 81% of the time (1). This failure could be attributed to several reasons, like anatomical variation of the nerve, decreased local pH, activation of nociceptors like tetrodotoxin, capsaicin-sensitive, transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 channels (TRPV1 ) MEDIATORS OF PULP INFLAMMATION Inflammatory changes wit...   [tags: anesthesia, patient, procedure, dentist, nerve] 715 words
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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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Living in a Violent Society in Gang for a Day: A Rogue Socialist Takes to the Street by Sadhir Venkatesh - ... We are learning how to make a qualified questionnaires, how to collect date and train hired researchers, how to use software to deal with countless data, find the answer we need. But in which way can we solve the contradictions like why kids do not want to stay in school even the research says they might earn twenty-five percent more. In the book, Sudhir questioned: ‘I didn’t know anyone who was walking around talking to people, let alone gang members, in the ghetto’ or ‘No one here seems to have spent much time with the poor, but if you did, you would see that…’ (Venkatesh, 2009, p....   [tags: housing project, dentish, ghetto]
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The Push for Cone-Beam Computed Tomography - ... Traditionally an Orthodontist may need to look for himself, but with the digital images that Cone Beam Computed Tomography provides, all malocclusions and errors in the jaw can be seen so that the process can much more be quickly planned for. With this efficient, new system of planning, time that a person may need braces may be able to be significantly decreased because of the problems that could then be taken into account and found to help a person’s overall facial structure in ways never imagined....   [tags: dentistry, precision, exactness, dentists]
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Dental Implants Criteria - INTRODUCTION Missing teeth have traditionally been replaced with dentures that rely on the residual alveolar ridge and mucosa for support and retention. Where there is inadequate oral anatomy to support the denture, surgery may be required (preprosthetic surgery). Complete denture wearers are usually able to wear an upper denture but many struggle to eat with a lower denture because of its mobility. Dental implants offer an alternative in many circumstances. [1,2] Implant dentistry has provided dentists with a variety of innovative products and techniques to restore dentitions that otherwise would have seemed beyond the ability to restore....   [tags: missing teeth, dentists, oral care]
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Case Study of the 4 D's of Negligence - A dentist fits several children with braces. The children are regular patients of the dentist. The results for some of the patients turn out to be unacceptable and damaging. There are children who have developed gum infections due to improperly tightened braces. Some mistakenly had their permanent teeth removed, while others have misaligned bites. A local attorney becomes aware of these incidences, looks further into it, and realizes the dentist has not been properly trained and holds no legal license to practice dentistry or orthodontics....   [tags: duty, dereliction, cause, damage]
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The Causes and Effects of Microleakage in Posterior Composite Restorations; How Can Dentists Minimize these Phenomena - INTRODUCTION Composite resins have been a significant aesthetic alternative to amalgam restorations for more than sixty years.1 A hindrance to this method of restoration is the phenomenon of microleakage. Microleakage results from an imperfect bond, leaving a microscopic gap, allowing molecules and ions to flow between the tooth and restoration interface.2 Lack of margin integrity has been implicated in patient sensitivity complaints, secondary caries formation, corrosion of dental materials, and aesthetically displeasing staining at the margin.2 This paper will discuss the basis and discovery of microleakage, causes and effects of the phenomenon including polymerization shrinkage, teeth whi...   [tags: alternatives to amalagam restorations]
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The Causes and Effects of Micro-leakage in Posterior Composite Restorations; How Can Dentists Minimize These Phenomena - CAUSES OF MICRO-LEAKAGE Material An article written by Bagis et al. compared micro-leakage between silorane-based resin composite and nanohybrid-based resin composite restorations. The results of the study concluded that the enamel and dentin margins for silorane-based resin composite restorations showed no leakage. The nano-hybrid-based resin composite restorations presented with varying levels of leakage. Applying the findings of this study, a clinician may want to consider use of a silorane-based resin composite to limit micro-leakage experienced by the patient....   [tags: dentistry, dental health]
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The Necessity of Routine Dental Examinations - ... Bacteria quickly multiply inside the mouth from food and beverage debris between teeth and near gum tissue. One of the best ways to remove debris is by flossing teeth each evening. A dentist can perform a tooth cleaning procedure or treat inflamed gums to reduce the incidence of halitosis. Teeth Whitening As people age, their teeth often develop discolorations from medications, smoking or food. Teeth whitening or bleaching procedures performed by a dentist are a highly effective way to improve the appearance of an individual’s smile....   [tags: oral health, teeth, gums] 556 words
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Dentistry; A Sweet Toothed Career - Dentistry is an ancient, highly respectable career which requires team work and ambition to achieve the ultimate goal of becoming a dental doctor. My interest in dentistry started at a young age. I remember going to the dentist as a child and actually enjoying my visit due to the kind friendly employees. The thought of playing dentist and cleaning clients’ mouths seemed entertaining. After my visit I went home and pretended my little sister was my patient. She sat in a little chair outside while I pretended to be her dentist, the only difference was instead of rinsing her mouth with clean water, I used the water from the kiddy pool which had love bugs inside....   [tags: dental doctor, career]
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A Career of My Choosing - Everyone hopes to be something great when they grow up, whether it is a fairy princess, a rodeo cowboy, or a popular superhero. As long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a dentist. Through this discovery at a young age, I found it to be a career that would be suitable for me because it had seemed that I was always having something done in a dentist’s office. Remembering the many times I would have to go and sit in a reclining chair at the dentist’s office , getting teeth pulled, getting braces, or having my wisdom teeth removed....   [tags: Goals, Jobs, Adulthood] 1050 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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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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Why I Want to Study Dentistry - INTRODUCTION: Choosing a particular profession is one of the most important decisions that we take in our life. .In my opinion, I would like to focus on a career that is enjoyable, productive, creative and simultaneously allows you to work for the betterment of humanity. According to me, one of the most productive and fulfilling career that provides you various opportunities to help and promote humanity is that of a dentist. Dentistry gains magnificent attention in last some decades and so a huge percentage of people around the world and from US are devoting their life to this noble profession....   [tags: career choices, statement of purpose] 1333 words
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Studies, Careers, and Services in Dentistry - Studies, Careers, and Services in Dentistry Dentistry has informational background like other careers. It is a branch of healing and science dedicated to deliver oral health. (Explore Health Career) Being in this career, he or she will be an active health professional recommending opportunities to be successful. They will “Use the latest radiographic, computer-generated imaging, and other specialized diagnostic techniques to identify diseases of the teeth, supporting bone and gingival tissues, and other tissues in the oral cavity and head and neck,” quoted (Explore Health Career) They even “Use the latest radiographic, computer-generated imaging, and other specialized diagnostic techniques t...   [tags: dental profession, personal choices]
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Taking a Look at Childminders - ... At noon, lunch is served for the children. The lunch served is usually a balanced and healthy meal. Furthermore, lunch time is usually a time for social interaction between the childminder and the children. After lunch, the children may be ready for sleep so the childminder helps them with that. While the children are asleep, the childminder fills out the children's daily diary. This will let her Mother know what they have been up to and it gives them time to reflect on what has been observed and what should be done next....   [tags: care workers analysis] 1230 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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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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A Career in Dentistry - To a dentist the most important job is to “make a patient feel safe and provide them with the best care possible” (Fasbinder) There are many other factors to the job. It is imperative that a dentist assess any situation, use critical thinking, practice good judgment, listen to his/her patient, and lead his staff quickly and effectively. A dentist must look out for the patient above all else. Dentists must make a diagnosis, avert, and treat problems with teeth and oral tissue. When two dentists were questioned about their decision to enter the medical field, one stated, “Dentistry has been a part of my family for many generations my father was a dentist his father was a dentist and...   [tags: Dental Careers]
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Tooth Replacement Options - ... Using tobacco can also slow healing. Your dentist can help you decide whether implant treatment is a good option for you. What’s Involved. There are many different kinds of implants. Treatment can take only one day, or it can take several months, or somewhere in between. Your dentist can outline a treatment plan that is most likely to be successful for you. There are three general phases of implant treatment: 1. Placement of the implant: The dentist surgically places the implant into the jawbone....   [tags: dental care] 1110 words
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What Forensic Dentistry Encompasses - There are people in this world that do not fully comprehend the concept of what forensic dentistry is and what it encompasses. "Forensic Odontology or forensic dentistry is a branch of forensic science that deals with the handling, examination, and presentation of dental evidence in court." Forensic Odontology: A Closer Look | Forensic Science. (N.d.). Retrieved from http://www.forensicscience.org/resources/forensic-odontology-a-closer-look/. Forensic dentistry deals with the identification of individuals from human remains....   [tags: court, dead, teeth] 2038 words
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The Benefits of Mouth Guards - Mouth guards come in many different forms and ways. They are very versatile and can be used for many different uses for people. In this guide I will discuss the different type of mouth guards that are available. I will also be discussing the use of mouth guards, application of mouth guards, some of the risk as well as some of the benefits of them. I will talk about the background of the mouth guard, for example, how long they have been around and when they were introduced. Finally, I will discuss the basic information and other topics about the product....   [tags: health, dental care]
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The Case of Banning the Use of Dental Amalgam - Mercury is a unique and important element that has been used by humans since ancient times. Over the years, several combinations with mercury have been found for various uses such as; measuring devices, batteries and fluorescents, medicaments, as well as one of the most important uses dental amalgam. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental amalgam is a durable metal alloy composed of 50% mercury, 35% silver, 9% tin, and 6% copper, and trace amounts of zinc. The compound forms into a hard and stable substance....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Managing the Phobic Dental Patient - Introduction: We all fear pain and it’s a well-known reason for people to avoid seeing the dentist. Most end up having severe periodontal problems leading to loss of teeth. Approximately 4-11% people suffer from dental phobias and avoid seeking dental care at all costs. Many of them end up in emergency situations that require invasive procedures like extraction or pulpotomy, which further reinforces their phobia. What causes dental phobia. About 75% of such patients have had a bad childhood experience in a dentist's office....   [tags: Dental Anxiety]
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Importance of Intergrating Health Programs in Public Schools - Dental Screening Billy, a second grader, has missed several days of school. At the beginning of the year he was very attentive and one of the first children to turn in his school work. Now when he is at school, he cannot focus on his schoolwork or what the teacher is trying to teach the class. The teacher has noticed that Billy has been holding and rubbing the side of his face lately and occasionally it looks as if he is tearing up. When she asks him what is wrong, he says that his face hurts a little but he’s fine....   [tags: dental screening, children, dental cavities]
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Establishing Procedures for Delivery of Dental Services to Offenders - PURPOSE: To establish procedures for delivery of dental services to offenders. APPLICABILITY: Suffolk, South Bay Department of Corrections (DOC) facility dental clinic. POLICY: A Massachusetts-licensed dentist will provide and/or direct responsive, clinically appropriate emergency and urgent dental care to offenders. Access is accomplished via examination, referral, sick call, security, severity, time of day, staffing and offender cooperation and consent are taken into consideration....   [tags: teeth and gum health and treatment] 2034 words
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Oral Cancer - Oral cancer is a devastating disease. Over eight thousand American lives are taken by oral cancer and only a fourth of these patients do not excessively drink alcohol or smoke tobacco, which are the two main causes of oral cancer (The Oral Cancer Foundation). Survival rates for oral cancer could be much higher if the population would take precautionary measures to reduce their chances of being diagnosed with oral cancer. When the use of alcohol and tobacco are decreased, the chances of acquiring oral cancer are also decreased....   [tags: Health ]
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Cosmetology Has Led Me to Dentistry - Cosmetology has led me to dentistry. At fifteen, to better support my family financially, I pursued a cosmetology license. For two years, I balanced school, a part-time job and a 1500-hour cosmetology course. Shortly after becoming a licensed esthetician, I was promoted to a team manager and I trained others in technique and use of equipment, distributed work, made quick decisions in a fast-paced environment and accommodated customer complaints. As an esthetician, I did an initial consultation, monitored progress and level of client satisfaction....   [tags: esthetician, customers, leadership, communication] 758 words
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Sedation versus. Local Anesthesia - Today many people are given the option of either being sedated or having local anesthesia preformed when undergoing dental treatment. Most people do not enjoy dental visits and some offices are now offering sedation with routine prophylaxis cleanings. Other dentists do not believe sedation should be used unless it is the only option available and the procedure is completely necessary. Local anesthesia is “an anesthetic drug (which can be given as a shot, spray, or ointment) numbs only a small, specific area of the body (for example, a foot, hand, or patch of skin)”(Jones)....   [tags: dental treatment options] 800 words
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War and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in The Things They Carried by Tim Obrien - Being in war is definitely one of the most life changing events a person will ever have whether it be for the better or for the worst. Soldiers will witness events that are impossible to forget or see back at home in the states. Some soldiers may have even seen one of their best friends that they’ve known for forever get blown up into pieces right next to them, or they might even get one of their own limbs blown off of their own bodies, becoming handicapped for life. As a result of seeing something so intense like that, most soldiers are usually traumatized....   [tags: soldiers, war, suicide, homelessness]
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Assessment of Children’s Perception Towards Dental Treatment through Self Participatory Activities - Over the past 30 years, the position of children in society has changed with increasing recognition of children’s rights and the need to involve them in decisions about their education, social and health care. As more importance has been given to the rights and views of the child, there has been a shift from research on children to research with children and the adoption of the concept of child-centered research. Marshman Z has summarized child-centered research as: regarding children as competent and reflexive in reporting their own experiences, giving children a voice and taking seriously what they say and rather than researching on children, working for and with them1....   [tags: Children's Rights, Involvement, Education]
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What Does it Take to be a Dental Hygenist - What does it take to be a Dental Hygienist. As if scraping plaque and tartar off of teeth isn't fun enough, there is more to the job than you think. According to Jada A. Grave on Money.usnews.com, the main idea about this subject is the understood tasks of a general dental hygienist. Dental hygienist focus mainly on the preventive care of dental hygiene rather than the damage already caused. They also educate and inform the patients of the best over-the-counter medicines for their pains, and speak to them about flossing and brushing habits to prevent future damages to the teeth and gums....   [tags: dentistry, health ]
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Phantom Head: The Purpose of an RCT - ... The function of this step is to irrigate the canal, remove as much infected dentine but at the same time keep as much healthy dentine as possible and to increase the diameter of the RC so it will be easier to completely seal off the RC with the Gutta Percha Points. This is carried out with Gates-Glidden dill. The process is started off with the largest drill (number 4) in order to improve access for subsequent. With the size 4 only 3mm into RC while working the bur in and out until the head of the bur enters the canal at the straight part so that the canal does not clog up....   [tags: neurotic tissue, bacteria] 1116 words
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I Choose Dentistry as My Career - ... Active participation in some paper presentations, conferences and seminars remarkably forested my professional skills. Excellent education and the grinding schedule of internship gave me great confidence in my talents, with which I started shadowing Dr.H.S.Wazir, a Prosthodontist. Soon I was assisting him with complex procedures like implants and multiple units fixed prosthetics. After I finished my graduation, I joined as a Demonstrator at G.N.D Dental College & Research Institute. During this period I trained new students and shared my experiences & knowledge with them....   [tags: statement of purpose] 737 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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Why I Love the Dentistry Profession - ... My desire to retrace my steps into dentistry has grown as I took it as a challenge. I have taken great care to continue my education by participating with professional healthcare providers in the field. I have evolved as an outspoken clinician by interacting with people belonging to different economics groups, races, and languages. Therefore dentistry has not only groomed me to be a better dental professional but it also has made me a better person. I have had the opportunity to volunteer at many dental organizations which provide free dental care like Manos de Cristo and Hope for Havens....   [tags: career choices] 788 words
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What is a Distribution Channel? - A distribution channel is organizations joined together in the process of making products available to consumers. An effective distribution channel can help improve company sales while lowering costs. An ineffective distribution strategy can be very costly to a company and might even cause financial troubles. This paper will take a look at the logistics, production and shipping strategies of Colgate-Palmolive. This paper will also discuss the marketing channels and areas the Colgate Company can improve on....   [tags: Organizations, Production, Shipping] 722 words
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Searching for the Clownfish - ... When Marlin is on his way there, he is swallowed by a whale, and Dory and he are stuck. They are blown out of his blow-hole and are right where they need to be, and then a kind pelican takes him to his son. When he arrives, Nemo is playing dead because the niece is shaking him violently. Marlin is distraught, and Nemo is flushed down the drain, and in this movie, all drains lead to the ocean. Nemo and Marlin do find each other in the ocean. Then Marlin is caught in a fishing net and memo helps save him....   [tags: Finding Nemo, Disney, Pixar, movies]
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What is Motor Neurone Disease (MND)? - What is Motor Neurone Disease. According to Talbot et al. (2010), Motor Neurone Disease, which is also known as MND, is when progressive degeneration occurs in the motor neurones of the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurones are nerve cells that control the muscles in the body. They also stated that as the progressive degeneration occurs of these muscles, messages to the muscles stop working which leads to the muscles then becoming weak and they begin to waste. The wasting of muscle usually begins in the arms and legs of the person who is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease....   [tags: progressive degeneration]
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Musculoskeletal Disorder of the Lower Back - Have you ever felt that sharp pain in your back and wondered “what is going on?” well it could be a cause from what is called Musculoskeletal Disorder. Musculoskeletal Disorder has a wide range of effects on different parts of the human body and affecting over hundreds of millions of people, it causes long-term pain and disability. In this paper we mainly will discuss MSD of the lower back. At one time as many as 85% of the population has experienced lower back pain (LBP) in recent years. For doctor visits the reason has become the second, this is not including those whom do not question or seek advice for the problem and just in hope that one day the pain will go away....   [tags: back pain, musculoskeletal disorder, dentistry]
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Ethical Dilemma in Dental Setting - Step 1 In the practices of Karen’s infection control, ethical dilemmas may or may not exist. The first issue Jane has with Karen’s practices, is her unnecessary contact of surfaces with contaminated gloves. Karen thoroughly disinfects the operatory after a patient. However, the chance exists that cross contamination could be possible. Is Karen putting the patient in harm’s way, in her practice of cross-contamination, if she is thoroughly disinfecting the surfaces. The other issue also may or may not be an ethical dilemma....   [tags: sterilization, disinfection, dental Instruments]
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A Diversity of Dental Procedures - Implant Procedures [Implants are used to give a strong foundation to the new teeth/tooth. It requires a long procedure to get fixed. They require same care as of the natural tooth.] Prosthodontics Fixed &Removable Denture [A set of false teeth are called dentures. Dentures are used to replace the missing tooth/teeth. Dentures are chosen when the bridges fail in the task of replacing the missing tooth.] Dentures are of different types. It can be made of acrylic, fibreglass, metal or a combination of any of these materials....   [tags: implants, prosthodontics, bridges, dental crowns] 1000 words
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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Life - Excellent oral health includes keeping teeth healthy and looking their best (Dr.Roma M MDS – Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics KMC Hospital). This can be achieved by following the correct techniques, following a dentist’s orders, and plenty of other important rules (Edwards). Maintaining healthy teeth by following proper oral care comes with benefits for a lifetime such as a healthier mouth and prevention of oral problems. First impressions are hugely crucial and the best way to create a great first impression is to look clean and fresh....   [tags: oral health, dental hygene]
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Effects of Drugs and Alcohol in the Oral Cavity - From the beginning of time drugs and alcohol have been a part of society for both medicinal and recreational use. Although alcohol has been around since as early as 10,000 B.C. other harmful drugs such as methamphetamine have gained popularity in the past few decades. There are also prescription drugs that are as harmful and addictive as street drugs when taken continuously in large doses over time such as Dilantin. This report will discuss in depth the long term damage of drug and alcohol abuse in the oral cavity....   [tags: methanphetamine, meth mouth]
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Principles of Marketing - Principles of Marketing The Marketing Mix 1: Products, Brands & Their Distribution Question 1: Explain what Fournier means by “having a relationship” with a brand. Establishing a relationship with a product brand sounds like a strange thing, we often have numerous relationships with the brands of products we purchase without even knowing why we do. The article by Fournier plainly defines that for a relationship with a brand to exist there must be some kind of interdependence between the product and the partner....   [tags: Marketing ]
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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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Sigificance of Maxillary Anterior Teeth - INTRODUCTION Designing a smile requires artistry and analysis. A smile that exposes beautiful natural teeth is one of the greatest assets a person can have. The dentist can render one of the most appreciated services to the patient by means of the restoration or rehabilitation of smile. An optimal esthetic result can be ensured only if the dentist has basic knowledge and understanding of the artistic elements.1 Moreover, the dentist has to understand beauty, harmony and proportion as perceived by the society.2 The subjective element of smile design may require years of experience for the dentist to develop the eye for beautiful smiles....   [tags: esthetic dental proportion, smiles]
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The Key to Preventive Dentistry - ... Now, instead of viewing the law as a guide for providing treatment that is in the best interests of their patients, many dentists now view the law preventively, with the intent of avoiding malpractice. As a result, law and ethics must be observed for their differenced rather than their similarities. Answer if the following scenarios are unethical, illegal or neither unethical or illegal. Write a short justification of your answer. A. A dentist decides that it is in the best interest of his patient to correct their cross bite....   [tags: patient compliance] 2179 words
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Dental Scholarship Offer - From dental aesthetics, to the enzymes in our saliva, I have long dubbed the oral cavity as a captivating study of interest. In retrospect, any mention of going to the dentist brought me great excitement as a child, oddly enough. I believe that pursuing a career in the dental field is solely the most rewarding, lucrative job of the twenty-first century. Dentists are able to build bonds with their long-time patients, and offer an enjoyable and inviting environment while administering the best oral care possible....   [tags: higher education, altruism] 800 words
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Dental Amalgams - Dental amalgams are a great material that provided major leaps in the world of dentistry. While being such a major advance they have also became an issue of great debate. The mercury in dental fillings has been thought to cause central nervous system complications, an overall diminished well-being in some patients, and Alzheimer. The dental field should incorporate safer filling materials for patients. In this article we will take a look at the history of the silver amalgam and view both the negative and null views of this issue....   [tags: Dental Health]
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How To Interview for a Position as a Dental Assistant - 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: Process Essay] 994 words
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The Struggles in Maya Angelou's Life - The early 1930’s a time where segregation was still an issue in the United States it was especially hard for a young African American girl who is trying to grow and become an independent woman. At this time, many young girls like Maya Angelou grew up wishing they were a white woman with blond hair and blue eyes. That was just the start of Angelou's problems though. In the autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou goes into great depth about her tragic childhood, from moving around to different houses, and running away and having a child at the age of 16....   [tags: biography, divorce, african american girl]
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Week 8 of My Teaching Practices - I attend Kendall college where I am currently taking this class Ece 401, where I had five days to implement five different lesson plans and write I final refection on what I observed and what I learned. I did my fieldwork at emit till elementary school on the south side of Chicago in a low population urban area. The host teacher name is ms Coleman, ms Coleman has about 30 students in her classroom she has 16 girls and 14 boys. Include in those 30 students there are five students diagnosed with ADHD and there are two assistant teachers in the classroom....   [tags: education major assessment] 1719 words
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Differences Between Types of Mouth Guards - ... This is made inside a dental office after the assistant and or dentist make a mold of your teeth and mouth. This one does take more time and is more costly than the others just because it is made in the office. This guard is the most durable and will provide the most protection against injuries, due to that it is custom made to your mouth. Mouth guards can have many uses. They are used in sports such as; basketball, football, soccer, rugby, wrestling, boxing, and hockey. Any contact sport, doctors and dentist as well as coaches require a mouth guard for safety reasons....   [tags: bite, protection, dentistry ]
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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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