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This is a report on dentists and their work. I will look at NHS and private dental practitioners, describing the personal qualities important to a practitioner , the nature of the workplace and how it relates to the wider organization, the scientific kno

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A mouth full of materials This is a report on dentists and their work. By James smith Completed: 14th September 09 Introduction & The dental practitioner's workplace. I am going to be looking and gathering information from dental practitioners in the U.K. I will look at NHS and private dental practitioners, describing the personal qualities important to a practitioner , the nature of the workplace and how it relates to the wider organization, the scientific knowledge and understanding applied in the workspace and describing in detail an example of a key technical skill dental practitioners have. I will also give a brief outline on the financial context. What qualifications do practitioners need? Scientific skills needed and applied: Dental practitioners have to have an acute understanding of the oral cavity, how to use the different instruments suck as tools used to examine, manipulate, restore and remove teeth and surrounding oral structures, an example of a tool used to examine is the mouth mirror, probably the most commonly used tool in dentistry is also one of the most useful. Common skills needed: Dentists also have to have and be able to follow the rules of good laboratory practice such as cleaning instruments and keeping bedding ...read more.

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X-rays), advice on how to prevent future problems, a scale and polish if needed and application of fluoride varnish or fissure sealants. If you require urgent care, even if your urgent treatment needs more than one appointment to complete, you will only need to pay one Band 1 charge. Band 2 course of treatment - �45.60 This covers everything listed in Band 1 above, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth. Band 3 course of treatment - �198.00 This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges. (Band information taken from http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/Documents/Dentists/2009/DS_A4_poster_accessible2009.pdf ) Nature of the workplace and how it relates to the wider organization Dental surgery's have to maintain the high standards held by surgery's all over Britain. As well as maintaining a clean environment with healthy, friendly & smartly dressed staff (including the practitioners themselves); the dental practitioners and nurses need to dress correctly with aprons and latex gloves to prevent any of the patient's oral fluids, liquids, juices or most importantly blood from having any contact with their skin. ...read more.

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* Porcelain bonded to precious metal. * All-metal dental bridges (gold). How are dental bridges fitted? At the first appointment: * The dentist will numb the area with a mild anaesthetic. * The teeth on either side of the space are prepared by trimming away a small area in order to accommodate the new crown over them. * The dentist then uses dental putty to make an impression of the teeth, which will be used to make the bridge and crown in the laboratory. * A temporary bridge is fitted in to protect the exposed gums and teeth. * A Vita shade guide may be used to determine the right shade for the dental bridge, by selecting a shade that resembles natural colour variations in your teeth, as well as suits your complexion, hair colour, the colour of your natural teeth and even your eye colour. At the second appointment: * The temporary bridge is removed and the custom-made bridge is fitted, checked for its fit and bite, and adjusted accordingly. It is then cemented into place * Multiple visits are often required to check and adjust the fit. * In case of permanent or fixed bridges, the bridge is temporarily cemented for a couple of weeks and checked for its fit. It is permanently cemented only after several weeks. ...read more.

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