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Transcript of D.O.C.A

Dental Office and Chairside Assistant
What is Dentistry?
History of Dentistry!
Future Trends
After we complete our presentation you will have a basic understanding of what Dentistry is.
Table of Contents
1. What is Dentistry?
2. History of Dentistry
3. History Video
4. Fun Tooth Facts
5. Future Trends
6. Dental Tools
7. What is a Dental Assistant?
8. Dental Video
9. Dental Assistant Salary
10. Helpful info
11. Game
Testing your knowledge.
Created and Presented By

What is a Dental Assistant?
Dentistry is ...
the branch of medical science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the teeth and gums
Ancient Dentistry

retiring "baby boomer" dentists
7000 BC- Earliest evidence of treating the mouth for tooth decay is seen (Indus Valley Civilization)

First method of treatment -
"Bow Drills"
Ancient Dentistry
What is
What was the first dentist tool to ever be used?
Fun Tooth Facts!
What profession did the teeth extractions in the Middle Ages?
1. Paul Rever was not only known for warning that the British were coming, but he also trained as a dentist under America's first dentist, John Baker
What generation is now starting to retire?

2. It was said that the ancient Chinese were the first to use toothbrushes. They made them from pig's necks or used pieces of wood to create "Chew Sicks"
will increase full time positions
3. Novacain was originally invented around 1905 to be a quick acting anesthesia to use on soldiers during war time. It never quite caught on in that respect, but it was picked up for dental use.
5000 BC- Sumarians blamed "tooth worms" as the cause of dental issues
Believed worms were boring holes in teeth and hiding out
4. One of the first known professional dentists was an Egyptian named Hesi-Re who lived around 3000 B.C. His tomb included the inscription "the greatest of those who deal with teeth"
Who is the father of Modern Dentistry ?
as the employment rises so will the need for more dentists
What area of dentistry will be
in the highest
Dental Assistant Salary
large increase in female dentists
more part-time positions as women start families
increasing need for cosmetic dentistry
with the increase of people 60 and over Geriatric Dentistry will become a very popular practice
Ancient Dentistry
3000 BC- Ancient Egyptians used gold wires to hold teeth in place
Ancient Dentistry
The Middle Ages
Ancient Greece- Hippocrates and Aristotle wrote about treating decayed teeth and having teeth extracted to keep mouth pain away
The Middle Ages
Use of "Dental Pelicans" and "Dental Keys" to extract teeth
Professionals doing the teeth extractions were not medical authorities, but barbers!
The Early Modern Period
Between 1650- 1800 modern dentistry concepts came about
Pierre Fauchard, a French Physician is considered the "The Father of Modern Dentistry"
The Early Modern Period
1840- First dental college was opened: Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
1873- Colgate mass-produced first toothpaste in a jar
1885- First toothbrush was mass-produced in America
The median annual salary for a Dental Assistant in 2015 is $52,586.

The median hourly rate for a Dental Assistant (depending on location of work) for 2015 is $17.98.
a dental health professional who assists the dental operator in providing more efficient dental treatment.
A Dental Assistant is...
sterilizing instruments
passing instruments during a procedure
exposing dental radiographs
taking impressions
Some Treatments are..
Dental Forceps
Dental Tools
Mirror On The Rod
Periodontal Probes
If you have children you have the option to access Healthy Smiles Ontario.
Helpful Information
You can contact the Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit at,
705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520

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What is this?
Sickle Probe
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