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Dental Hygienist - 5.3 Powerpoint
Transcript of Dental Hygienist - 5.3 Powerpoint
October 2, 2012
5.3 Powerpoint Dental Hygienist $68,250 a year Earnings: Associates Degree
In all states dental hygienists must be licensed but requirements vary depending on the state. Most states require a degree from an accredited dental hygiene program and passing written and practical examinations. Educational Requirements: You can get a Bachelors and Masters degree but it is less common in this field of practice. Opportunities for Advancement: Remove tartar, stains, and plaque from teeth
Apply sealants and fluorides to help protect teeth
Take and develop dental x-rays
Keep track of patient care and treatment plans
Teach patients oral hygiene, like the proper way to brush and floss Nature of Work: More than half hygienists work part-time
Dentists often hire hygienists to only work a few days a week
About 38% of hygienists work full-time Working Conditions: 68,500 currently work in this field as a dental hygienist.
This career is expected to grow 38% by 2020. This is predicted because of the new technologies and oral health problems increasing. Job Outlook: Learn About It... Advantages: Time with family
Communication with new people
Working in a public environment Disadvantages: Having to identify problems to patients and telling them how to fix it Telling patients how to fix or prevent problems and then they don't listenWorking with multiple tools and equipment that you can't get confused
Why This Career? I chose this career because the working hours and conditions fit my standards. I would have time to be with family but also have a career that supplies enough income to help support my future family. My personality fits the career with communication and being able to talk to different people and hearing different stories on a daily basis.
Preparation: Plan on which college I want to go to so I can pursue this career and participating in an internship at a dental office in my home town to make sure this career is really for me and is it something I want to do in my life as my stable career.