Our carrier path can also change technology ... DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY

Tania Kamaleu
Posted March 24, 2020 from Cameroon
This is a removable complete denture appliannce
This is a removable complete denture appliannce: It is used to cover all edentulous areas in the patients mouth ar can be removed by the patient (1/2)

I grew with this mindset that if i am not a doctor, i am an engineer or someone big in the society... I search for schools, i did pre-entry exams that i miserably failed

i was demoralized that's true but what made me more angry was the fact that i did not think about a plan C, a ''What if'' plan. I never felt so down as i felt when i was home not doing anything, taking of my brothers while my mom and aunt are in the hospital ... Seeing others realizing their dreams made me more jealous than i thought 

Good enough i woke up from my slumber and started looking for a school, looking for what i can do as an individual and what seemed socially accepted like Medicine ... so i went for dental surgery. When i got to my school for applications, my points where too low for dental surgery and it was like back to square one and felt so sad but i knew i will be able to do something no matter what and i decided to do DENTAL LABORATORY TECHNOLOGY. Some of you may wonder what course is this, which brings us to how closed up our society can make us be and focus our minds only on those specific sectors than to broaden our minds. Dental technicians manufacture dental prosthesis including bridges, crowns, and dentures. They construct these devices based on impressions dentists and dental hygienists take of patients' teeth. Dental technicians also follow dentists' written and oral instructions

I admit that i was very lost in the beginning but the few months i have been in the system let me say, i realize that most women are absent. You will realize that there is no specific percentage attributed to women in dental technology or that there is no particular distinction between dental technology and dentistry but THERE IS. In my present setting, i can estimate that not up to 33% of women are involved. Why don't we as women make a move? Why don't we expand our skills? Why don't we create employments?. How many schools in dental technologies are there in our respective countries? Personally in mine there are NONE. I am not sure that people, especially women are aware of this course... WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE THROUGH OUR CARRIER. We can transform technology through this and i believe it; the world is become so full of technology and we need people in this setting to create that. I believe that we are able to make it, let's create awareness

I AM MAKING A CHANGE BY RESTORING PEOPLE'S SELF ESTEEM AND SMILE... What about you?? #SheTransformsTech 

These are some of my work i have been able to learn to do till date 

This story was submitted in response to #SheTransformsTech.

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Tumanjong Miranda
Mar 24
Mar 24

Hello Tania,
Welcome to World Pulse.
Wow! This is so insightful and educative. I am so happy you did not give up, even when things seemed dim. I agree with you, "WE CAN MAKE A CHANGE THROUGH OUR CARRIER."
Don't give up, you are unstoppable.
Thanks for sharing.
With Love,
Miranda.

Tania Kamaleu
Mar 24
Mar 24

I believe we can make a change
Thanks for the support Miranda

Hello, Tania,

You will be looked up by the girls in your community and country to aspire to enter the world of dentistry. Keep raising your voice until more women enter your field of work. You are paving the way for them.

I love that you are restoring people's self-esteem and smile. So true. A smile can brighten someone's day, too. So you are bringing impact to more people just by doing your job.

I am happy for you, dear. Keep shining! Keep smiling!

Tania Kamaleu
Mar 24
Mar 24

I'll surelyy
Thanks so much for this encouraging words

You are welcome, dear. Have a great day!

Anita Shrestha
Mar 24
Mar 24

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing this informative information.

Tania Kamaleu
Mar 25
Mar 25

The pleasure is mine

otahelp
Mar 31
Mar 31

wonderful story Tania. Thank you for sharing. Of course wherever we are, technology is there. Am sure most women do not know about this career path. so use your position to raise awareness about it. kudos

Tania Kamaleu
Apr 02
Apr 02

Thanks so much

Paulina Nayra
Apr 02
Apr 02

Oh dear Tania, we need people like you to make us smile beautifully. Yes, you are right. There aren't many women dental technicians. In fact, I haven't met one. Never seen one. You're the first. Nice to meet you.
Huggs.

Tania Kamaleu
Apr 02
Apr 02

Nice meeting you too Paulina