6 October 2014
There are many different levels of education to complete to get through to become a dentist. For starters high school is one of them. Some of the courses that should be taken in high school are Health Team Relations, Health Science l, and Health
Science ll. After obtaining a high school diploma on average dentists have eight years of post-secondary training. Post-secondary education is a reference to any education beyond high school. Most people apply to dental school as they are getting closer to completing their bachelor’s degree. Others enter dental school although only completing two to three years of college. In general, programs are selective and consider strong academic performances but they also consider references and personal statements when making their final decision. Being a dentist is not only one who is skilled and licensed to practice prevention, but is the medical activity that is focused on treating the teeth, gums, and oral cavity. Dentistry has been considered as an independent medical art, with its own licensing approach. Medical doctors are not licensed to treat teeth; likewise dentist are not licensed to treat other parts of the body. Even though license requirements vary by state most hygienist have to pass the
National Board Dental Hygiene Examination. In most states, hygienist are required to
document their graduation from an accredited training program along with a passing score on the national board exam. Other requirements sometimes include drug testing or a criminal background check. Licensed hygienist can use the Registered Dental
Hygienist credential, or RDH after their name. Some states administer further certifications for hygienists who want to provide anesthetic during dental procedures, perform X-rays or practice certain forms of corrective dentistry.
There are several different types of dentistry. Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry dealing with irregularities of the teeth and their correction. Endodontics is the dental specialty concerned with the study and treatment of the dental pulp. Dental pulp is the part in the center of a tooth made up of connective tissue and cells called odontoblasts. Dental pulp is a part of the dentin. Prosthodontics is the area of dentistry that focus on dental prostheses. It is one of the non-dental specialties recognized by the ADA (spell out like you did the rest), Royal College of Dentists of
Canada, and Royal Australasia College of Dental Surgeons. It is also the branch of dentistry deal with the replacement of teeth and mouth or jaw structure by artificial devices. Odontology is the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of teeth. Forensic dentistry or forensic odontology is the proper handling, examination and evaluation of dental evidence, that will eventually be presented in the interest of justice. These are some of the different types of dentistry.
In 2012, the median salary of a dental hygienist was $70,210 per year. The best-paid earned about $96,280 and the bottom 10 percent earned $46,540. On average, the U.S orthodontist earns $196,270 a year. The average salary of a
Endodontics in the United States is $170,340 per year. The top ten percent earn
$310,000 per year, and the bottom ten percent earn $76,790 per year. The average salary of a Prosthodontist is greater than $91,260. The lowest paid Prosthodontist earn below $25.00 per hour. While the highest paid earn an average of $110.00 per hour.
The medications used in dentistry are used treat conditions such as pain, anxiety, and infections. There are many different types of medications that are used to manage a variety of diseases that involve the oral cavity of the mouth. Analgesics are the most commonly used drugs for relief of toothache or pain that is an non-narcotic.
The most commonly used medications are ibuprofen (advil, motrin, etc), corticosteroid