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A. dental orientation objectives goals

  1. 1. Dental Orientation Course description Goals and objectives
  2. 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. 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. 4. Personal External Reasons for students’ choice of dentistry
  5. 5. Energy Enthusiasm Patience Perseverance Characteristics that a dental student should possess
  6. 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. 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. 8. As a PROFESSION – is a calling or vocation requiring specialized knowledge and technical skills following lengthy and intensive preparation
  9. 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. 10. Remedial /corrective /curative Services 2. ◦ ◦ ◦ ◦ Restorations RCT Oral Surgery Prostheses
  11. 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. 12. Dedication to service Honesty and sincerity Diligence and thoroughness Resourcefulness Charity Ideal Traits of Dentists
  13. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. Foreign Employment - Dentists - Dental assistants - Dental hygienists - Dental nurse - Dental technician