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    Dental Hygienist: Tammi Byrd, RDH

    _Tammi Byrd, RDH (Registered Dental Hygienist) has some valuable advice for those seeking to embark on training and a career in dental hygiene: Don't ever settle for average. Anyone can reach that goal. Ms. Byrd has certainly followed her own wisdom. She has extensive clinical experience with dental hygienist experience in periodontics, family practice and pediatric dentistry, and is currently the ...
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    Career Guide: Dental Assistant

    Career Guide: Dental Assistant
    Nature of the Work Dental assistants work closely with, and under the supervision of, dentists. (See the statement on dentists elsewhere in the Handbook.) Assistants perform a variety of patient care, office, and laboratory duties. Dental assistants should not be confused with dental hygienists, who are licensed to perform different clinical tasks. [widget:1102] Dental assistants sterilize and disinfect instruments and equipment, ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque

    Career Profile: Dentist - Jennifer Webster-Cyriaque
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because it was the career that best combined all my skills and interests. My interest in health science was evident since high school, when I wrote an essay about wanting to be a doctor. Then I read The Unkindest Cut: Life in the Backrooms of Medicine, by Marcia Millman, ...
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    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker

    Career Profile: Prosthodontist - Mary Walker
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a prosthodontist because the profession combines my interest in science with my interest in caring for patients. Dental School Decision The first part of my career was focused in the field of microbiology. I worked in medical and research laboratories; however, I wanted more direct contact with patients. While working on ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz

    Career Profile: Dentist - Stephen J. Sterlitz
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because I liked what the profession represented: a constantly evolving field that provides challenges in science, mechanics, and psychology. No person or procedure is ever the same. To remain proficient, you must constantly build on your knowledge base and learn to apply it to provide the best possible service ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Assistant - Christopher Beadle

    Career Profile: Dental Assistant - Christopher Beadle
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dental assistant after entering the Navy and undergoing testing to identify my skills and abilities and determine where they might best be applied. h4. My typical workday involves... My typical workday as a naval dental assistant, involves seeing a patient every hour for restorative dentistry. My tasks are to: • ...
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    Career Profile: Dentist - James Tynecki

    Career Profile: Dentist - James Tynecki
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dentist because it allows me to be self-employed, work independently, use my artistic ability, and express my creativity. Achieving gratification through helping others is most important to me. Education • Associate of Arts, Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, Florida • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.), Howard University College ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Laboratory Technician - Ana M. Remond

    Career Profile: Dental Laboratory Technician - Ana M. Remond
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a dental technician because of the opportunities I discovered in the Navy. My native country is Peru. When I came to the U.S. I was 20 years old. I tried to secure a job at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center. Because I could not speak English well, I did not qualify. ...
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    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins

    Career Profile: Dental Hygienist - Sherri Gollins
    h4. I chose this career because... I choose to become a dental hygienist because it offered independence and a chance to help other people. At first, I wanted to be a teacher. However, at the time when I needed to make a career decision, I realized that the teaching jobs were limited and very competitive. College Education • Associate of Science, ...
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    Career Guide: Dentist

    Career Guide: Dentist
    h4. At a Glance • Most dentists are solo practitioners. • Dentists usually complete at least 8 years of education beyond high school. • Average employment growth will generate some job openings, but most openings will result from the need to replace the large number of dentists expected to retire. • Job prospects should be good. • Nature of the Work ...
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    Career Guide: Dental Hygienist

    Career Guide: Dental Hygienist
    h4. At a Glance • A degree from an accredited dental hygiene school and a State license are required for this job. • Dental hygienists rank among the fastest growing occupations. • Job prospects are expected to remain excellent. • More than half work part time, and flexible scheduling is a distinctive feature of this job. [widget:1102] h4. Summary Dental hygienists ...
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