Dental Hygienist Research Paper

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The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) Degree is designed to prepare the student for the job market. The A.A.S. in Dental Hygiene is offered through Medical Education Campus at Northern Virginia Community College. A licensed dental Hygienist provides preventative dental care by cleaning patient’s teeth and examining for oral diseases such as gingivitis, moreover this professional offers education on oral health to patients. In order to become a dental Hygienist one needs to complete several requirements, including: apply for admission, fulfill pre-requirements, get accepted to the program, complete course with passing grades, and finally take the exam for licensing. My choice for AAS in Dental Hygiene was based on interpersonal skills, salary, time of graduation and passion. I enjoy interacting with people and doing so by improving their health or even self-stem will bring even more joy to my life. In addition to my passion about the job, the wage is satisfactory as well; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median pay was $70,210 per year in 2012. Another advantage of this program is the duration estimated at 2 years after pre-requirements are met.…show more content…
In addition, students must meet the math and science requirements specified in this program and be willing to retake courses or to complete evaluative testing for credits earned more than ten years ago. After successful completion of the pre-requirements and acceptance in the program, students follow with the 2 –year curriculum corresponding to 60

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