All About Orthodontics
In order to practice, all orthodontists must be licensed by their state. To receive a dental license, candidates must graduate from an accredited dental school, successfully complete the written National Board Dental Examinations and pass state clinical tests.
A Day in The Life Of An Orthodontist
The usually starts 30-45 minutes before patients come in at about 8:00am. The orthodontist will check the schedule to make sure any special preparation for patients is done. They usually check their e-mail for messages from patients as they check out the web site. There are many opportunities to serve the community with the dental and orthodontic associations, such as researching new ways to help orthodontics grow. Then the rest of the staff comes and they speak about plans for the day, patients, problems, and other important things to make the day run smoothly. The staff is very important to the main doctor because the staff helps the doctor while the doctor is helping other patients and the staff mainly helps the kids take care of their braces properly. Lunch time is around 12 pm and after that the Orthodontist starts looking after patients with longer appointments, such as getting braces on or off. At this point the business picks up and this is where staff becomes critical. One must enjoy working with kids because most patience are kids and they like to tell you about their day and whatnot. After the rush, the last patients come in around 4:30 and then the office closes. After that, the staff cleans up and everyone looks over x-rays and things they need to improve on. Next they all gather their things and leave and rest to start another day at work!
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