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I Study Dental Assisting!
« on: December 26, 2007, 04:47:59 PM »
I'm a new member !

I study dental Assisting ! but I don't know which category I belong to ?

Nursing ? Dental ?

I hope I"ll get full support from u guys this is my first year...

I study in Dubai ..

this is a great forum !

Than you all



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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 01:08:28 AM »
Welcome Save it!
As a dental nurse, you belong to both categories and can contribute to either.
I am also 1st year medical student and I have benefited a lot from this web site and hope you do so too!
If you encounter any problems feel free to ask here.

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 09:57:18 AM »
 ;D أهلا وسهلا
 I thinkYou belong to DENTAL not nursing

Because nursing means dealing with pts and giving them care
While dental technician is the person who deals with the sterilization, processing dental materials and assessing during the treatment, and has limited contact with the patients
That’s why in a hospital you will not be under the nursing department and the Nursing Director wont be your superior and you wont be considered a part from the nursing team

You will be a part from the Dental OPD team
As the dental lab technician and dental x-ray technician and the dentists
Your superior will be the head of the dental department who is usually a dentist
Other big dental centers have head of dental nursing team

;D by the way iam a dental student
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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2008, 02:36:53 PM »
Thank you , Abdulahi and Dr. Smile ..

aad baad u mahadsantihiin, I don't know much about the this Field really .. we are 4 somali guys and girls studying the same field, I'm little bit confused really, because they said we are certified dental assistants that's our job title but does that mean the certificate will be recognized all over the world ?

by the way manhajka aan dhigano is وفق معايير الجمعية البريطانية لممرضي الاسنان even the instructors from the British Association of Dental nurses. So If anyone got idea about that brothers?
 

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2008, 12:21:23 AM »
"Dental Assistant" is an American title for which the British equivalent is "dental nurse". They are, in fact, a sort of scrub nurse in dental surgery. The difference is purely semantic.

"Certified Dental Assistant" sounds much like RDA, "Registered Dental Assistant", which is the top of the line here. They take x-rays, do coronal polish, manage patient education and follow-up. Do much of the back-end management.

I believe x-rays and coronal polish require local certification, but I doubt your basic degree would be questioned.

Here is Oakland, California.

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2009, 11:01:46 PM »
Right, dental assistant is a dental nurse. There's also dental hygienist, which makes your teeth clean and healthy.  :) Good luck on your studies!   

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2009, 09:58:36 AM »
:)

I still remember when I first initiated this topic, it was my first year in dental assisting program. Finally I have graduated this year and thanks for your supportive replies guys. We Somalis are rare in dentistry field that's something I've noticed during the past 2 years. I'm wondering if anyone got any idea about how to apply for a hygienist degree in West Europe or The States?

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 05:46:42 PM »
You are belonged to the both dental or nursing. Since you are dental nursing so you could be both qualified.

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2010, 03:40:18 PM »
As a dental assistant, you are an integral member of the dental health team. You perform chairside assisting and laboratory procedures under the direction and supervision of the dentist. As a qualified dental assistant, you:
1) Exhibit knowledge of disinfecting and sterilization.
2) Assist at chairside in all dental procedures by using current concepts of four- and six-handed dentistry.
3) Exhibit a practical knowledge of dental equipment, its use, routine care, and maintenance.
4) Identify instruments for various dental procedures.
5) Expose and process radiographs.
6) Assist in taking and recording medical or dental histories, blood pressure and vital signs.
7) Assist in the management of medical and dental emergencies.
8) Perform basic dental business office procedures.
9) Prepare dental materials and perform dental laboratory procedures.
10) Perform expanded functions allowed by the State of Wisconsin.
The Dental Assistant graduate might gain employment in the following positions: Dental Chairside Assistant, Dental Office Manager or Receptionist or Laboratory Assistant or Technician, Dental Treatment Coordinator, Oral Surgery or Endodontic or Prosthodontic, or Orthodontic or Pediatric or Periodontic Dental Assistant, Dental Sales Representative or Dental Insurance Claims Representative.

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 01:17:10 PM »
I think dental is the best option for you guys...

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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2010, 03:20:44 AM »
Dental assisting will work in the feild of dental procedure  area  and  as study you will study more dental subjects but general in years coming ..
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Re: I Study Dental Assisting!
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2015, 11:00:05 PM »
Wcsaam , first you are doing good course am sure you will not regret .
Secondly , you belong to dental group specially dental therapist .
Dental therapist means dental assistance . Furthermore you allowed to do minor surgery including extractions etc.
Depending on where you want work in future they call different names and it is the same be it dental therapist or dental assistance.