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  1. 1. Dental Hygienist William Reed Christensen Senior Project Royal High School
  2. 2. About Me <ul><li>Born in Moses Lake, Washington but has lived in Mattawa for thirteen years, and then moved to Royal my 8 th grade year. </li></ul><ul><li>Live with my Dad, Peter, my Mom, Melanie, and Little Brother, Collin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brother Shilo, Sister Natalie, Sister Georgie, and Brother Jacob </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Participated in baseball, basketball, and football throughout my four years of high school </li></ul><ul><li>Involved in Pep Club (Vice President), National Honor Society, and F.B.L.A. (Future Business Leaders of America, Secretary) </li></ul><ul><li>Earned community service by helping during softball tournaments and helping install the new artificial turf over the summer of 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>I am going to attend BYU-Idaho for a semester before my LDS mission, and then transfer to EWU when I return home after a mission </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why This Job? <ul><li>Fourth grade my tooth was knocked out </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Root canal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ankelosed to the jaw bone </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two baby Teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Three Surgeries for false teeth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone graft </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Braces </li></ul>
  4. 4. Education <ul><li>Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. </li></ul><ul><li>BS in dental hygiene or related area from an accredited dental hygiene program in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Successful completion of the Dental Hygiene National Board exam </li></ul><ul><li>A current dental hygiene license in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Submission of GRE scores </li></ul><ul><li>Submission of an essay on topic provided by the Department of Dental Hygiene. </li></ul><ul><li>Clearance of a criminal background check </li></ul><ul><li>Current health care provider CPR certification. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Required Skills/Abilities <ul><li>Dental Hygienists must be able to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reason and Problem Solving </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manage Oneself, People, Time, and Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be able to work with People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Working with equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Determine the tools and equipment needed </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. State Licensing <ul><li>Dental hygienists must have a state license </li></ul><ul><li>You must successfully pass an approved training program; and </li></ul><ul><li>Then pass written and state exams to receive a license </li></ul>
  7. 7. Job Shadow One <ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>My personal dentist’s head office </li></ul><ul><li>Connie Distefano and Julie Fleming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both four year graduates as dental hygienists </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. During Job Shadow #1 <ul><li>Switched between rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Watched five different appointments performed by Connie Distefano or Julie Fleming </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Cap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three Cleanings; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Cavity </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Job Shadow Two <ul><li>2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Knapp D.D.S. office in Moses Lake </li></ul><ul><li>Rick Willard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Two year degree in Dental Hygiene </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. During Job Shadow #2 <ul><li>Watched five complete cleanings </li></ul><ul><li>Shifted between two rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Interviewed Rick Willard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During the Interview, he said dentists prefer male dental hygienist sometimes because they are more reliable to come to work. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Salary
  12. 12. Job Advertisement <ul><li>Job Title: Hygienist - Inland Empire/Riverside Area </li></ul><ul><li>Location: Riverside, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Office: Pacific Dental Services </li></ul><ul><li>Job Summary: Pacific Dental Services in the Riverside area is looking for a Full time hygienist to work in our state of the art practices. Offices are equipped with digital x-rays, digital charting, and intra-oral cameras. RDH makes a daily guarantee + % of production. Average hygienist earns $35-$55/hr. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Pros and Cons <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Good salary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting new people every day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work week days </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work earlier hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dental care </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Indoors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Small percent of guys </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Career For Me ? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Will attend EWU after my mission to work towards a bachelors degree in science </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully get accepted, and attend any dental hygiene program of my choice </li></ul><ul><li>Would like to find a job somewhere in the Midwest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Would not mind commuting to different area </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plan on becoming a dental hygienist someday but will see what the future holds </li></ul>
  15. 15. Alternative Career <ul><li>Orthotic and Prosthetic Specialists </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with doctors to help decide on appliances and prescriptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Examine Patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take measurements of the affected parts of the body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make models and layouts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make casts to make sure the devices fit comfortably </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create design and draw </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Replacement limbs, corrective shoes, braces or surgical supports </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Alternative Application <ul><li>SALARY RANGE: 38,790.00 - 74,628.00 USD </li></ul><ul><li>SERIES & GRADE: GS-0672-07/11 </li></ul><ul><li>POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Permanent </li></ul><ul><li>LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Erie, PA </li></ul><ul><li>WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications will be accepted from United States citizens. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>JOB SUMMARY: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Erie VA Medical Center has an opening for a Prosthetic Representative.  This position is a full-time, permanent appointment.  The incumbent provides oversight of product ordering, manages durable medical equipment inventory, develops budget estimates, assists with managing the Prosthetic annual budget, serves as technical representative for all prosthetic related contracts and manages contract compliance.  The position determines eligibility for and coordinates specialty programs including clothing allowance, Home Oxygen, Auto Adaptive Equipment and Home Improvement Structural Alterations.  This includes conducting visits to Veteran's homes to assess the need for structural changes and safe use of Home Oxygen.   Work schedule is Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. References <ul><li>Distefano, Connie. 20 August 2009. Personal Interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Fleming, Julie. 20 August 2009. Personal Interview. </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Dental Services. 2008. 17 March 2010. https://sh.webhire.com/servlet/av/jd?ai=792&ji=2436 977&sn=I </li></ul><ul><li>The Farber Law Group. Department of Health Suspends Burien Dentist’s License .10 February 2010. 24 March 2010. http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/2009/02/ </li></ul><ul><li>Thought & Action Journal. New Publications in Education. 7 January 2008. 17 March 2010. http://stan.uio.no/blog/isne/knowledge/ </li></ul><ul><li>USA Jobs. 17 March 2010. 17 March 2010. http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=86914343 </li></ul><ul><li>Willard, Rick. 11 November 2009. Personal Interview. </li></ul>