My Day as a Dentist
By: Yaxani Romero
8:53 AM: Dr. Chocolatl opened the door for me and the usual greetings happens.
I asked how her morning was so far and she said it was going good and that we have a few patients to attend today.
Throughout the Day.
9:25 AM: We opened the office and we reviewed some files. She explained to me that it is very important to know why the patient is joining us today and she always sets up everything she needs for the first patient. She says the first patients comes in at 9:45 AM and that she is in for a check up, which means to just check if everything is looking good. You start off by grabbing these dental instruments called a probe and a mouth mirror and the handle for the mirror is angled for the doctors can see, that's where she gave me the opportunity to use those instrument on the patient, but with their permission obviously (Not gonna lie they were a bit nervous, it was all good though.) She told me that i have to grab the probe with my right hand and the mirror om the left. I then had to put the probe in the patients mouth and Dr. Chocolatl told me to be careful and gentle to the sulcus and make sure only 3 mm of the probe goes in. You're suppose measure the depth of the gingival pockets and check their gag reflex. We then had to dry their their teeth but actually have them like super dry so we had to apply some high pressured air to their teeth, lastly we brush their teeth with this gooey stuff that she says its like toothpaste, but more liquidized, its called abrasive paste. Dr. Chocolatl then flossed her teeth and she was on her way back home with a nice and clean mouth. After that she had me to write down some notes as she was explaining the function that each machine does.
We couldn't really use all of the time we had because the dental assistant was having trouble on the computer.
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