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Is clinical dental hygiene or dental assistant a good career path?

Is clinical dental hygiene or dental assistant a good career path?

Yes, but ...: I am biased. Just like any career paths, you have to make sure it is what you enjoy doing. Usually we work 4 days/wk, so you will enjoy 3 days off. Dental hygienists will make more $, but they require more training. I would recommend observing or shadowing in dental offices before deciding on a career path. ...Read more

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Dental experts! what is the difference between dental hygienist & orthodontic assistant?

Dental experts! what is the difference between dental hygienist & orthodontic assistant?

See below: A hygienist is trained to clean teeth. An assistant is trained to aid the dr in his/her treatment of the patient. ...Read more

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Anyone deal with international health & dental insurance?

Anyone deal with international health & dental insurance?

The Web: Purchasing an individual international health policy is easy and affordable. Don't forget to includ the option for evacuation or repatriation in the event of a severe illness or injury. Two reputable companies are sos int & medex. (see the cdc for more information) many people are surprise at how inexpensive the insurance is. ...Read more

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What is the difference between clinical dental hygienists and public dental hygienists?

What is the difference between clinical dental hygienists and public dental hygienists?

Location of practice: All dental hygienist are trained the same. Public health dental hygienists usually work in a clinic or health center funding with medicaid dollars. In some states they are permitted to work unsupervised by a dentist. ...Read more

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How are dental assistant and dental hygenist different?

How are dental assistant and dental hygenist different?

Dental assistant: A dental hygienist must complete 2 years of training and receive a degree at a recognized dental hygiene school, which is often associated with a dental school. A dental assistant is not required to have training through a school or college, although it is recommended. Some dentists can train the assistant on their own, assuming they have time in a busy day. Continuing ed is a must for both. ...Read more

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Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

Do americans visiting england receive free medical care from public hospitals?

I suspect not: You have to have id to be properly cared for. If you do not have the proper id - they will attempt to bill you or your insurance. ...Read more

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Differences between a general dental assistant and an orthodontic assistant?

Differences between a general dental assistant and an orthodontic assistant?

Training: Dental and orthodontic assistants act as an extra pair of hands for the practitioner. Many tasks performed are the same, many differ. Depends on the needs of the practitioner. ...Read more

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Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

Community health centers vs. Private practice abortion clinics?

? of funding: Check into the availability of community health clinic and whether they are funded to provide therapeutic abortion. ...Read more

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Dental x-rays - are they a brain cancer risk?

Dental x-rays - are they a brain cancer risk?

No: Dental x-rays expose a limited area of the mouth and not likely to deliver an appreciable dose to the brain. ...Read more

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Is columbia university dental clinic better than nyu?

Is columbia university dental clinic better than nyu?

Good Question: As a graduate of columbia university i tend to favor columbia but in all reality both schools are excellent and have great clinics. I would recommend you go to each and evaluate them for yourself. ...Read more

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Who is the most experience by volume of cases completed to do dental implants.. Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.


Who is the most experience by volume of cases completed to do dental implants.. Periodontics, Prosthodontics, or oral & Maxillofacial surgeon.

Depends: All depends on your location and the specialists there. Most important is the level of expertise for your needs. Volume probably goes to the Oral Surgeons, then Perio, then Prostho. Best bet is to see the Prosthodontist first as they will be the captain of the restorative ship. If the implant is not properly positioned, it may compromise the result. Often a team is in place. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

Public hospitals versus private hospitals in singapore ( cancer treatment)?

Comparable: I think you can choose either way- either public hospital or private hospital. There are a lot of hospitals there, but public hospital like the national university hospital is good too. Choose the oncologist whom you feel comfortable with is probably more important. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between local community and university mental health clinic.?

More resources: University hospital are teaching hospital almost every speciality available .Have more resources for special tests and referral net work and lot more resources and sometime new medication trial etc. ...Read more

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Can dentists practice general dentistry while pursuing a specialty like orthodontics?

Sure: If you have successfully passed the boards and have a license in your locality, you can practice according to those documents. Having time to do so while in a full time graduate program is another issue, however. ...Read more

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Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Public hospitals vs. Private hospitals. Who is more current?

Depends: Difficult to answer. Some are current. It all depends on what services they provide. Some hospitals provide good advanced orthopedic care, some may provide advanced neurosurgical care--- hence it is difficult to generalize. ...Read more

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My reputable dental insurance provided a list of many local professionals who identify as periodontists but are not American Academy of Periodontology members. Should I pay more (out of pocket) for AAP members? Or can I trust my insurance company?

My reputable dental insurance provided a list of many local professionals who identify as periodontists but are not American Academy of Periodontology members.  Should I pay more (out of pocket) for AAP members?  Or can I trust my insurance company?

Trust?: Insurance companies have little or no interest in finding you the best dental specialists. They check on basic credentials generally. I would combine both your own independent search of highly competent and respected specialists in your area and hopefully at least one will accept your insurance. ...Read more

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How are dental hygenist and dental technician different?

How are dental hygenist and dental technician different?

Different focus: A dental hygienist has been trained and licensed to clean teeth and prevent dental disease. They work closely with the dentist treating patients to keep your teeth healthy. A dental technician works in a dental laboratory fabricating prosthetic teeth, crowns, bridges, dentures. Working on models they are focused on fabricating the devices we use to replace teeth. ...Read more

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If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen [email protected]?

If ur child needed many dental fillings, WWYD? Oral sedation w/dentist, IV sedation w/dentist who's also anesthesiologist, or gen anesthesia@hospital?

Specialist: Find a Pedodontist (children's dentist) who provides regular treatment in the hospital operating room. Have child examined by them and consider your options. Very important to see the specialist with this training. Good Luck. ...Read more

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How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

How is the community health centers funded? Pro choicers?

Community health ctr: There are 2 separate questions here. I will provide info for one. Funding for community health centers varies. However, the federal government is one source of funding. You can read this article for the bigger picture: http://www.Hhs.Gov/recovery/programs/hrsa/index.Html. ...Read more