Dental Hygienist Speech

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Do you know what you want to do when you graduate from high school? For me that’s an easy question to answer. I want to go to college to become a Dental Hygienist. By becoming a dental hygienist I will accommodate a good amount of pay to support myself and my future family. Becoming a hygienist is most likely the best choice for me because I have always been interested in teeth and one of my main priorities is my oral hygiene. But also, I have been told that I am really good at making people feel more comfortable and helping them relax. Therefore I have come to the conclusion that dental hygiene is the job for me. 4. Now let’s talk education requirements. To become a dental hygienist I will have to achieve an associate’s degree in dental hygiene,…show more content…
The other option would be to just work for one dentist and still make great enough pay to have a middleclass lifestyle. Which is perfectly fine. 10. The pay for the job is usually around $34.38 an hour which turns into about $71,520 per year (Bureau). This is a great career to pursue if you want to make plenty of money and still be able to spend some quality time with your kids. You know if you plan to have any that is. 9. To be able to continue in dental hygiene you need to have compassion, dexterity, impersonal skills, be detail oriented, and have critical thinking (Bureau). If you plan on your patients trusting you for a long time you need to get to know them. Because nobody wants to sit on an awkward silence for 30 or so minutes with someone that is sticking their fingers in your mouth. Switching over to the down sides of the job would be the health hazards. 8. You will always have to wear a mask and wash your hands then put on gloves. You could also acquire back problems and neck problems (Shmoop). But on the bright side getting to know your patients means that if you have to find a different place to work they will most likely go to the new place you end up at. So there’s always something to look forward…show more content…
For one the pay is great and the time you would have to work to earn the money is amazing. Some satisfactions are that you will get to know a lot of great people while you are working. You could even meet the love of your life. While we are one the subject of future family, you should know what your family life would be like. 12. In Janet Stoppard’s book “Understanding Depression” a girls says she could just go back to work whenever she wanted to after she got back from her maternity leave and giving all of her attention to her family (Stoppard 141). 13. The demand for more hygienists is growing higher so the opportunity for college graduates getting a job is greater. But the candidates that have experience still have a good chance (Bureau). If you do have experience then you don’t need to keep reading, but if you are fresh meat then keep reading. 2. The daily job a dental hygienist does is remove tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth. They apply sealants and fluorides to help protect teeth, take and develop dental x-rays, assess patient 's’ oral health and report findings to dentists. They also Document patient care and treatment plans, and educate about oral hygiene techniques, such as how to brush and floss correctly. The tools they use to do these things are ultrasonic tools, in some cases they use lasers, air polishing devices (which sprays a combination of air, water, and baking soda),
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