Friday, May 21, 2010

How long does the average dental cleaning take at the dentitst office?

The average cleaning is about 20-30 minutes if you're seen on a regular 6 month basis and if you have a pretty good hygienist.

How long does the average dental cleaning take at the dentitst office?
I would say about 40 minutes. 20 to clean your teeth and 20 in the waiting room...with an appointment!
Reply:Most the time plan on an hour. Your hygienist should take xrays, check you for oral cancer, clean your teeth and polish them. Most usually you Dr. will also come in to look at your xrays and talk with you about any concerns you have.
Reply:It usually takes 20min to an hour depending on many factors including any xrays and the exam by the dentist, and how much build-up you have on your teeth.
Reply:How long has it been since you've had a cleaning? For adult patients that come in every six months to our office, our appointments are 50 minutes long. That includes time for x-rays and the dental exam. If it's been a long time since you've had your teeth cleaned, then it could take considerably longer. Sometimes we will have to tell new patients that we cannot clean their teeth in one appt so they need to come back for a "deep cleaning" which usually takes two one-hour-long appts. All dental offices are different though. I think most offices allow one hour for adult cleanings. And some offices allow additional time for new patients (two hours in some offices) to chart restorations, periodontal conditions, and take x-rays.

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Dental hygiene in USA?

Can i be a dental hygienist and work in the Dentists office just after having an Associate degree in Dental Hygiene??

what are the starting salary of a Dental Hygienist?

Dental hygiene in USA?
Of course you can!

As far as finding out salaries, you could always call dental offices and ask what their starting salary is. Chances are you'll get a bunch of different numbers, but just total them and find the average.

Best of luck in your hygiene career!
Reply:Median hourly earnings of dental hygienists were $28.05 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $22.72 and $33.82 an hour. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $18.05, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $40.70 an hour.

Earnings vary by geographic location, employment setting, and years of experience. Dental hygienists may be paid on an hourly, daily, salary, or commission basis.

Dental hygienists must be licensed by the State in which they practice. To qualify for licensure in nearly all States, a candidate must graduate from an accredited dental hygiene school and pass both a written and clinical examination.

Most dental hygiene programs grant an associate degree, although some also offer a certificate, a bachelor’s degree, or a master’s degree. A minimum of an associate degree or certificate in dental hygiene is generally required for practice in a private dental office.

Dental Consulltant have/would you hire one?

I have several years of dental assisting and practice management experience. I enjoy the dental field and the job security I have found within it. In several offices I have successfully increased production and collections while assisting the doctors in lowering overhead and decreasing turnover. Making for much happier dentists. I have a business license now for dental consulting. I want to know as a dentist what you would look for the most when hiring a dental consultant. Have you done it? Would you consider it? What would you want from a consultant? Thank you in advance for your time and input!

Dental Consulltant have/would you hire one?
Reply:maybe if I was an idiot dentist. I think most dentist like making their own calls about their practices, but hey, I guess a proven track record would be the best thing to show someone. I'd want to see some economic data from previous clients if I were to hire you, and I don't know how many dentist would release all that financial info to you. Good luck.
Reply:Actually we do have a consultant in our office.

From an assistants standpoint, work with the staff, learning their wants, problems, and concerns. That really helps the dentist get along better with the staff if they know how to talk to him about their problems.
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So i dont have dental insurance...?

i live in nj and i dont have dental ins or money to pay full price at a dentists office. I've heard about the dental clinics and how they charge you based off of your income but whenever i have tried calling them they say that they dont make appointments. i just have to be there b4 8oclock and be one of the first three people standing in line cuz thats all theyll take. i've tried and so far i cant be seen. does anyone know of anywhere cheap? my teeth are killing me. its an emergency

So i dont have dental insurance...?
Dental insurance is not cheap. My father paid for his himself (not thru employer) and decided to cancel it. Rather than pay $25-40/mo he just paid the dentist for hsi 2 annual visits and it was cheaper. This is great if you don't have any major issues. At the same time if your problem is something as simple as a pop corn kernel that can be fixed with just a regular visit and would probably be worth the $100 it may cost u. Dont be one of "those people" who only wants to get insurance for 1 month to fix ur problem and cancel. A lot of self-pay policies have 6-18 month waiting periods before you can do more than a just a cleaning anyway..
Reply:find a dentist that will take monthly help (ask him to apply for visa credit card to cover your expense) citibank will take it up to 1500.00
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Reply:Contact your local dental society. The dental society can give you the names of dentists/surgeons in your area that provide free, low-cost or sliding scale fee services for patients. If you don't know the name of yours, contact the American Dental Association. Most states have one. Some cities and counties have them, as well. I have included some links to some New Jersey Dental Societies.
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Does Major League Baseball or any professional sports teams carry a team Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist?

I don't see them listed on their medical staff, but do you think they carry them on the road with them for their dental issues, or have a specific office that is just dedicated to serving the team?

Does Major League Baseball or any professional sports teams carry a team Dentist and/or Dental Hygienist?
I don't know about all pro teams, but I have heard of teams having a dentist on call. The dentist would not travel with the team the way a physician (esp. an orthopedic surgeon) would, because it is so rare to have a dental injury. If you are in Chicago, you would use the Chicago on-call dentist. Again, I have heard of this arrangement for some teams and I can not speak with authority about all teams.
Reply:Most all teams have the own Physician.
Reply:all pro teams have Dr's and dentists in every city that are under contract to the teams and will always be available for them
Reply:A good friend and former employee works for the dentist who attends to the Seattle Seahawks. I don't suppose they are as busy as the detists who take care of hockey teams.

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Free dental services in the contra costa county?

okay i am in desperate need of wisdom teeth extractions and i know that they are extremely costly. i have no insurance what so ever and i have been searching for the longest time ever for health and dental insurance.

i am a full time student with no source of income, is there any programs or anything out in the contra costa county that will help.

i know many have told me to go to dental schools and they offer services there, but not at a reasonable price. they practically charge and arm and a leg just for x-rays of my teeth.

i just want to know if there are any dental services that help with the cost of dental services or even free dental services.

oh and i've tried contacting a lot of the offices of the contra costa health programs but i am not 21 yet and they won't help until i am. where else can i turn?

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Dental assistants. What are the most important things the office will expect you to know?

In a few months I will be working as a dental assistant. My classes have gone by so quickly I feel like I haven't really spent as much time as I should had on certain areas, or know everything I should know to be ready for the real job..

What are the most important things the dentist will expect me to know when first starting off? Just little curious I am very nervous! (:

Dental assistants. What are the most important things the office will expect you to know?
I'm a dentist.

I can tell you what I expect from assistants.

Basically, it depends. If you've been through a dental assisting program, I'd expect you to know the following:

1. what materials/instruments are used to place amalgams

2. materials/instruments used to place composites.

3. a general idea of what root canals involve and what instruments are used.

4. a general idea of what instruments are used for extractions

5. how to properly set up and clean a room.

6. the difference between "clean" and "unclean" (this is a big problem with dental assistants....some of them don't know that items that touch the floor shouldn't be put back on the counter!!!).

Basically, the doctor with whom you'll be working will train you, as will the other assistants. But since you've been through a course, they will expect you to have some knowledge of what they're doing.
Reply:basically, prepare for the day, learn how to deal with Patients. Learn to use people skills to make problem patients feel more at easy, and most of all, learn the dentist's "quirks"......anticipate any special tools that he/she may prefer to use and try to be prepared for them before the patient is in the chair. You'll do fine, just give yourself some time.
Reply:What state are you in?

Reading charts (so you know what needs to be done) is important, as is taking xrays (if your state allows it), retraction, suction, instrumentation, mixing alginate, pouring models, infection control protocol, OSHA and HIPAA.... and the list goes on from there.

Dentists will have their own 'way' to do things, so whatever you learned in class, as far as procedures go, may need to be adjusted to suit your employer....

Don't be nervous! Be friendly to the patients and co-workers, leave your 'baggage' out of the office... and keep smiling!

Keep in mind, too, that 'seasoned' dental assistants weren't born with the knowledge they have... they learned it, just like you!

Good luck in your new profession!

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