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Transcript of Dentistry

Group Presentation
Dentistry is the profession or science that deals with the prevention and treatment of diseases and abnormalities of teeth, gums, and oral cavity as well as the removal, correction, and replacement of decayed, damaged, or lost parts of teeth which included operations a that of filling and crowning teeth, the straightening of teeth, and the construction of artificial dentures.
History (continued)
uses “Dental Pelican”(bottom left) and “Dental Key”(bottom right) to extract teeth (14th century)
1840- the first dental college was opened: the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery.
1885- the first toothbrush was produced in America by H.N. Wadsworth
1939-first real electric toothbrush was produced: developed in Switzerland

7000 BC: Indus Valley Civilization -treating the mouth for tooth decay
first method of treatment was bow drills
first tools used for woodworking and treating tooth problems
5000 BC- Sumerians blamed tooth worms for dental issues
Ancient Greece(1700s)- Hippocrates and Aristotle wrote about treating decayed teeth/having teeth extracted
tooth extracted- using forceps (below) was often used to treat many diseases (middle ages)
professionals doing these extractions were barber (middle ages)

Important People
General Dentistry
Diagnose and treat problems w/ patients teeth, gums, and other parts of the mouth
Give advice on taking care of teeth and gums
General Dentistry
Bachelors Degree
Degree from an accredited dental school
Skylia Locklear, Dakota Locklear,
Jordan Danford, Rebecca Thompson

General Dentistry
Communication Skills, Detailed Oriented, Dexterity, Leadership skills, Organizational Skills, Patience Physical Stamina, Problem-Solving Skills
Salary- $93.08/hour, $193,600/year
Correct alignments of the teeth and jaw
Bachelors Degree
4 years of Dental School
2-3 years of Orthodontic Residency
Decision making, Problem solving, Dexterity, Communication
Salary- $208,150/year, $100.07/hour
Pediatric Dentistry
dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through the teen years
have the experience and qualifications to care for a child’s teeth, gums, and mouth throughout the various stages of childhood.
Pediatric Dentistry
Four years of dental school
Two additional years of residency training in dentistry for infants children, teens, and children with special needs
Pediatric Dentistry
Critical Thinking, Judgement and Decision Making, Problem Solving, Persuasion, Instructing
Salary- $25.91/hour $227,000/year

Pros and Cons
General dentistry:
Well paid job
Leads into other specialties to choose from, fulfilling and satisfying career from solving problems
Lack of personal time
Diffucult exams before becoming one and extreme competition
Job becomes routine
Pros and Cons
Help people feel better about themselves because their teeth get fixed
Lots of problem solving
Will cause people pain
Requires using a lot of tools with hands
Wear lots of protective gea
Pros and Cons
Pediatric Dentistry:
Well paid
Good Outlook
Challenge of working with kids
Risk of infectious disease
Military Options
General Dentisty (63A) {one of many jobs offered}
cost of starting and maintaining a dental practice can be substantial
(recent graduate with student loan obligations) this cost can be prohibitive
(as member of the U.S. Army Dental Corps) you can enter a stimulating existing practice with no start-up costs/ begin treating patients without waiting to build a patient base
Doctorate from an American Dental Association
Between 21 and 42 years of age
License to practice dentistry, Must be a U.S. citizen
Future Outlook
Fun Facts
Reportedly some ancient doctors mistook nerves as tooth worms and tried to yank them out (Ouch!)
1700s- the idea that a worm traveled through your mouth and was the cause of dental pain lasted until it was proven false
1650 - 1800: the concepts behind what we now think of as dentistry got its start
most Americans did not pick up on the dental trend to brush their teeth until after World War II
most Americans not only focus on the health aspects of keeping their teeth clean, but many are just as concerned with the cosmetic appearance as well
Picture Wall
Funny Video
17th century French Physician, Pierre Fauchard- “The Father of Modern Dentistry”
brains behind many of the procedures still used in today
behind the thought process for dental fillings
explains that acids from sugar are a major source of tooth decay
Thomas Welch
creator of a company who made sugar-laden fruit juices, was a dentist
founder of Welch’s was a dentist before he retired
gained recognition for inventing a pasteurization process for grape juice

Employment 2012:
Dentists (general)-125,800
Projected Employment 2022:
Dentists (general)-146,400
Employment of dentists is projected to grow 16 percent from 2012 to 2022

After Anesthesia
Loma Linda, CA
Available Schools
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