Dental Know-How: How Long Does it Take to Become a Dental Hygienist?
Becoming a doctor is a wide known noble wish, and every person whose wish is to be the greatest doctor mankind has ever known is, in my personal opinion, is a good person. There is nothing better than to serve the human race by preserving their health and prolong their life. Surely there is nothing even more prestigious than becoming a doctor that is good and is well-loved by the society.
Every person with a heart will always want to be a good doctor, but the road to take the white coat of a doctor is not a short and easy one. It is long and perilous, and many have been tested and tried. Only those battle-hardened survivors will surge and come out as the victors. The others?
They become dental hygienists
Now my statement up there might change the word dental hygienist into a pejorative word, but I have no intention of making them sound like that. On the contrary, a dental hygienist’s duty is even more nobler than that of a doctor because of how tangled the world of dental hygiene is. The people might not ALWAYS need to have a doctor around when they are sick (thanks to the advent of publicly sold legal drugs and how people are getting smarter these days), but they will surely need dental hygiene almost EVERYDAY. Why do they need dental hygiene everyday?
Because when their teeth starts to hurt, hell and earth are like two same worlds. Sleepless nights will dawn upon those whose teeth is unclean, and safely eating food will be a privilege that they wish they have. Sure a fever and a headache might not be good, but dental diseases will almost cause the two alongside the added aching on your tooth. It is nasty, and it is a predicament that I will never want to happen on even the worst of my enemy.
Dental hygiene is so important that the dental network of America has its web entangled upon the land of freedom. Jobs requiring a sufficient knowledge AND LICENSE of the dental world are on the rise. Dental hygiene schools start to accept applicants from all over the states, and it is only so because people start to realize how important their dental hygiene is.
If you want to be a dental hygienist, then today is the perfect time for you to do so because people will always appreciate a good dental hygienist. Your level of prestige might even rival those of a doctor’s if prestige is something that you are trying to find in life.
What are examples of dental hygiene schools in America?
There are lots of them, and all of them dot the landscape of this great nation. In Colorado, they have this school called University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine (dental hygiene is so important that they created this school just for the sole purpose of teaching students interested in the dental world). Many students who graduated from this place will have a spot to work in Comfort Dental Colorado Springs, which is a pretty prestigious place to work in. It is the number one in the dental school rankings in Colorado mainly because this place is the ONLY place where the people of Colorado can enroll in classes about dental health. The fact that this place is the only dental school in Colorado tells you all about how good this place will be in teaching students about the dental world.
Aside from the one you can find in Colorado, there is one in Minnesota, and it is Minnesota’s very own University of Minnesota dental school. As we all know, the university of Minnesota is pretty popular among Minnesota-nian, and popularity always stems from something good (that rule basically applies to almost every aspects of human’s life).
Another popular dentistry school in America would be the University of Pacific Dental School. I myself has not heard about this one because it is often known by the name of Arthur A. Dugoni. Arthur A. Dugoni is the former dean of said dentistry school and is often heralded as the national leader in dentistry and dental education (which is a title worthy of his achievements).
How long does it take for me to finish a dental school?
Finishing it will not take too long of your whole lifetime. It will only take about 8 years to be a fully-fledged dentist that is allowed to (legally) take patients in.
‘But eight is too much in terms of year.’
Lo and behold to those that can finish bachelor’s degree and dental school in less than 8 years. Ordinary people such as yours truly will finish dentistry education in that 8 years, but there are several cases where people will graduate in less than 8 years. Those people, however, are either extremely gifted in the brains or simply ‘paid’ more money to the corrupt officials (the former I can trust my dental health to, but the latter?). Unless your brain is that of a thinking man’s machine or you are just rich as heck, then do not ask for more. There are good dentists that finished their school in 8 years, so do not think that finishing school in less than 8 years will make you work better than them.
What will I learn about in dentistry school?
You will be learning mainly about teeth and everything that is connected to them, but you also need to have an understanding in the physiology, pathology, radiology, oral microbiology, and many others. Oral microbiology here is the most important aspect in my opinion because you are expected to learn about bacteria that lives in your oral (mouth) area. A good dentist’s head will always be (metaphorically) filled with bacteria that may cause cavities or gingivitis because the mouth is where dentists will work their magic on.
You will also need to learn about oral surgery, which is a surgery based on the mouth area. Why is this important? There are these things called wisdom teeth, and if you know what they can do to you when they are not properly aligned with the rest of your teeth, you will be glad to know that your dentist knows about oral surgery.