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A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
A. dental orientation objectives goals
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  • 1. Dental Orientation Course description Goals and objectives
  • 2. Dental orientation – is a course intended to acquaint the student with the scope and responsibilities of dentistry as a health profession and its relation with other professions. Consideration is given to the application of his academic preparation to clinical practice.
  • 3. To prepare dental students for clinical work To point out why and how one can enjoy a career in dentistry Goal/Objective of the course
  • 4. Personal External Reasons for students’ choice of dentistry
  • 5. Energy Enthusiasm Patience Perseverance Characteristics that a dental student should possess
  • 6. Dentistry Members teachers / clinical instructors of the allied professions (health professionals, x-ray/laboratory technicians) Government agencies (CHED, PRC) ◦ Dental Licensure Examination  2 parts: theoretical and practical Private educational institutions The patients The community/the public People involved in training a dentist
  • 7. As a SCIENCE – is knowledge obtained through systematized investigation / study / inquiry concerning the various theories, principles and concepts of dentistry As an ART – involves skilled craftsmanship / psychomotor skills / or technical skills in the practice of the profession Definition of Dentistry
  • 8. As a PROFESSION – is a calling or vocation requiring specialized knowledge and technical skills following lengthy and intensive preparation
  • 9. Conditions of the oral cavity / mouth (normal/abnormal) Relations of the oral cavity to the general system 1.Preventive Services ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Twice-a-year dental check-up Oral prophylaxis /cleaning Fluoridization Fluoridation Oral health education Oral hygiene regimen Oral Needs of Humanity
  • 10. Remedial /corrective /curative Services 2. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Restorations RCT Oral Surgery Prostheses
  • 11. Service to mankind ◦ Preventive services ◦ Remedial / corrective / curative services Three factors responsible for immediate complaints of patients PAIN, DISCOMFORT, DEFORMITY Social security ◦ Ideal means of livelihood ◦ Career opportunities Prestige ◦ Title or degree DOCTOR (Dr.) Three-fold value of the Dental Profession
  • 12. Dedication to service Honesty and sincerity Diligence and thoroughness Resourcefulness Charity Ideal Traits of Dentists
  • 13. 1. Private Practice Individual/ Solo Practice - Means the dentist practices as a oneman practitioner Partnership and Group Practice - Defined as, either one is a practice of two/three or more dentists joined in a cost-sharing arrangement to provide improved service at a minimized cost. Employment and Career Opportunities of a Dentist
  • 14. Multi-located Practice - In need of more clientele, a dentist may apportion his time to serve other locations - A difficult method of establishing a practice - Can be very expensive Part-time Practice - The practice is limited to a few hours only.
  • 15. 2. Public Health Dentist - Affords a novice dental practitioner a grand opportunity whether in the employ of the national or local government 3. Hospital Dentists - Dentists practicing in a private hospital 4. Military Dentists (Dental Service Militare) - Dentists who wishes to make use of their specialized skills serving in the AFP dental corps unit
  • 16. 5. Industry / Company Dentists - Dentists employ by private company or industry in a full-time basis or retainership 6. School Dentists - Dentists who seeks employment in a private school /college or university 7. Dental Educator - Dentists who opt to pursue a career in teaching - Requires education units in teaching - Administrative skills and capabilities
  • 17. 8. Other Avenues / Opportunities Dental Assistant - A novice dentist who seek employment to a private dentist - Can serve as a buffer or period of readjustment during which one can acquire experiences and evaluate private practice opportunities - Dentists who wish to seek employment abroad but are not licensed to practice as dentists in other countries
  • 18. Dental Researchers - A dental practitioner who choose to do research or investigation in any dental field or specialization - Usually inside a University (local or abroad) Graduate Study - dentists opt for a limited practice of one or two specific fields - Requires to pursue a 3 to 4 years additional graduate study such as Master of Science or Doctoral degree in Dentistry (Endodontics, Oral Surgery, Prosthodontics, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Periodontics, etc)
  • 19. Heritage Practice - Practice is retained in a family or class of practitioner with the patient load inherited by the beginner member. - Ultimately, the latter takes over the entire practice Dental or Medical Representative - One who seeks employment in major drug companies and dental traders Dental Consultants - One who is employed by a dental company, laboratory and/or trader for his/her expertise
  • 20. Foreign Employment - Dentists - Dental assistants - Dental hygienists - Dental nurse - Dental technician

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