At a minimum, the 20 hours must include two or more dental hygienists and be conducted in two or more dental practices, including at least one general practice office although we encourage more observation, it is not necessary to document hours in excess of the 20 hours required.
Observe dental hygienist and patient interaction ask questions of the dental hygienist so that you can gain an increased understanding of both the rigors and responsibilities of the profession, as well as the education needed to become a dental hygienist answer the following: responsibilities of the dental hygienist: 1 list some of the daily responsibilities of the dental hygienist you observed 2. Dental hygiene observation hours verification form lone star college kingwood dental hygiene program our dental hygiene program requires 40 hours of dental hygiene observation these observation hours cannot occur in an office where you are employed these observation hygienist signature: _____ date: _____.
Reflection on this observation should be included in your biographical sketch this form must be received in the office of recruitment and admissions no later than february 1. Applicants with significant dental office work or volunteer experience in dental settings (offices or clinics) are not required to meet this requirement the observation experience (for applicants without experience) must be a minimum of 20 hours in one or more settings (offices or clinics.
Shadowing: going to a dentist’s or dental specialist’s office to observe procedures, learn terminology and techniques, observe different practice environments and ask the dental professional questions about his or her journey to practicing dentistry.
With dental hygiene prerequisites complete, i applied to several dental hygiene schools in florida i was offered admission and accepted a position in the dental hygiene class at st petersburg college my plan was to complete dental hygiene school, as that would lay the foundation for becoming a dentist. I did my first two hours of dental observation today and it went really well i got to see some fillings, a root canal, a guy with no teeth and harry potter it was really interesting and i am glad i finally got do observations but i felt completely useless.
Dental hygienist maria lopez miami dade college top of form bottom of form a dental hygienist is a licensed member of the dental health team the main purpose of a dental hygienist is to help patients maintain good oral health and prevent gum disease.