A Day in the Life of a Dentistby Heather Adamson
This book follows a dentist through the work day, and describes the occupation and what the job requires.
Children's LiteratureYoung readers can learn how Dr. Jong spends her day as a dentist. This book is part of the "First Facts, Community Helpers at Work Series." The day's activities are presented in question and answer format. For example, the question "What tools do dentists use?" is followed by a photograph showing Dr. Jong and her assistant examining a girl and all the tools they will use. A clock appears with each picture, so the readers can track the time of the activities. Fun facts are also included such as how many people work as dentists in the United States. The end material of the book includes a glossary, book references, and an Internet address. The book shows all the aspects of a dentist's day from getting prepped in the morning to even eating her lunch. Through the accompanying photographs, readers can see how busy and caring a dentist is. Large type describes the photographs and encourages reading. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 5 to 8.
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