Đang chơi bàiMy name is Captain Ryan Romero and I’m an Army dentist.
Đang chơi bàiIt’s our job to make sure that everyone gets an exam every year and we have to make sure that everybody’s dentally fit. If they have any issues dentally, we have to take care of those before they deploy. A deployment is any type of mission where the patient or the service member has to go overseas, and basically stop everything they’re doing and help with a mission.
What’s your day like?
Đang chơi bàiMy day typically starts with exam and sick call. Anything [any person] that walks in the door, from exams to people in severe tooth pain. Some of the things that I like to do are and [putting a cap over the tooth] and [replacing missing teeth].
What is a root canal?
Đang chơi bàiA is sometimes needed when somebody has a large cavity that’s real close to the nerve and the bacteria has gotten into the nerve and caused pain. So in order to save the tooth, you have to do what’s called a root canal.
How did you get started?
Đang chơi bàiMy first job was to be a dental assistant. So I was actually on the other side of the chair helping the dentist. So I enjoyed it so much that I decided to pursue a career in Army dentistry.
How to become a dentist
I would encourage that they [kids] get really good grades in school. Focus on math and science for the most part. And another thing I’d suggest is maybe taking an art class. It helps build a foundation for using their hands and that’s something that’s a very important aspect of dentistry, being comfortable working with your hands. It gives them a keen eye for detail. With working with such a small field [area], you really have to pay attention to detail.
These are my Dental Loupes that I use to help magnify my field of vision. So basically every time I work I wear these so I can tell exactly what I’m looking at and how far down I need to go.
How to take care of your teeth?
My advice for kids would be, first and foremost a . Believe it or not a healthy diet can really go a long way to keeping your teeth . I would encourage making smart decisions for snacking and incorporating fruits and vegetables into the daily diet.
Đang chơi bàiDrinking plenty of water and for two minutes. And more importantly, they should probably keep up with their regular check ups with their family dentist.
We see wildlife [wild animals] all around us, you know, all the time and they see us. You come outside and you might see some deer or even a box turtle out by the lake. You might look up in the sky and see an eagle or osprey. All of these things need to be protected.
Đang chơi bàiThe , our primary purpose [is] to conserve, protect the habitat for wildlife. We have to have the type of law enforcement [making sure people obey the law], you know, to go about regulating [maintaining] those rules.
What's your day like?
This is my office. Coming outside every day, you know, breathing this fresh air. I live on the , I come outside. I take a little lap around just to see what's going on. And then I can deal with anything from helping with a fishing group, kids that come on the refuge [that] want to learn about fishing, archery, different things like that, hunting.
What do you do on patrol?
Đang chơi bàiWhen I go out on a patrol, it can be anything from a vehicle patrol to a foot patrol. On foot patrols, like I said, going out into the refuge, different areas of the woods; also different bike paths. Just seeing what's going on. You know, introducing myself to different visitors, making sure they're safe, making sure they're not lost. Checking hunters as well as fisherman.
And on a vehicle patrol, just making sure that everybody is going the correct speed limit out there. I mean we have specific speed limits to make sure that no one hits wildlife.
What equipment do you use most for your job?
I have my trusty that I can just clip on me and I can make sure that I get back to the, to my truck when I need to. 13,000 acres is a lot of woods. You know you do a few turns around and you don't know where you're heading.
There was one time when I went off. I was looking for a hunter and I couldn't find him and I also couldn't find my way back. You know so the moral of the story is to always be prepared. Come with the compass, come with a GPS and I routinely, now make sure I have a compass or GPS on me when I'm doing my different patrols, You know, just so I can make sure that I'm not the one that's lost.
What other tools do you use?
There's 13,000 acres at , so I can't be everywhere. So I have these cameras set up. These are hunt cams where I can set up on [in] different areas of the border and I can see what's going on. And they can be my eyes when I'm not around.
Is this the career for you?
Đang chơi bàiIf you feel the need that you want to , then a federal wildlife officer would be a perfect line of work for you.
I love what I do. It gets me up out of bed everyday and I don't regret a day of work ever. So if you like playing outside right now, imagine doing it when you're older.
Đang chơi bàiCaptain Pete Benning, Pilot, U.S. Marine Corps:
You know there's no better feeling that being up in the air and being able to take your airplane and go wherever you need to go. It is one of the greatest jobs that you could have. It is thoroughly rewarding.
I wanted to become a pilot because my dad's a pilot and I wanted to be in the military. I wanted to serve my country and it's really cool.
Narrator:Đang chơi bài Captain Benning flies the Osprey, a Tiltrotor aircraft. It's both a plane and a helicopter. You can move the propellers from a down position, like an airplane, or you can move them up, like a helicopter.
There's two sets of controls in the aircraft, so either pilot can fly. You have your screens here, which pass you all your flight information, altitude [how high in the air you are], air, speed. The screen in the middle here that kind of helps you with navigation [process of finding your way to get to a place] and monitors your systems that are on your aircraft. Let’s you know how your engines are running and how much fuel you have.
What do you like about your job?
So the part I like most about my job is that it's very fluid. There’s something always happening; there's something always changing. There’s always a new mission [important assignment or task]; there's always a new flight to go on. In the last couple of months, I've been to San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Normandy, France.
How do you prepare for a mission?
Đang chơi bàiThere's a lot of young marines that maintain these airplanes. They do all of the maintenance on these planes. They fuel them, they make sure they’re all serviced correctly and they’re ready for us to go fly. And they do a fantastic job.
For a successful mission, [it] actually starts way before that, days to weeks prior. All the marines I was talking about, they start getting the aircraft ready. They start packing everything up and getting ready to get on board airplanes, to move to a site location [place you are traveling to] or getting the aircraft prepared to fly to that site location and as in most jobs a lot of it is in the preparation.
What does it take to be a pilot?
Pay attention in all your math classes. In the cockpit [front of the aircraft] you're always figuring things out, distances, fuels. Eye-hand coordination [control of eye movement with hand movement] some, but if you pay attention in school, listen to your teachers, listen to your parents, anybody can be a pilot. It just takes discipline and work and passion, drive.
Video Description: Find out what a prosthetist does and learn about how artificial (fake) arms and legs are created. Some robotic hands can move based on electrical signals in the body.
Video Transcript: Đang chơi bàiA Prosthetist is someone who makes artificial arms or legs for individuals who’ve lost their limbs. Most of our patients that we see here are [military] service members who have been injured in either the war in Iraq or Afghanistan.
What’s your day like?
I would start off a lot of times casting [putting a cast on] a patient over the residual limb [remaining part of amputated limb] and from that cast I would pour that up in plaster and have a positive mold of their limb. And then from there we would modify that mold down a little bit and create a plastic socket or carbon fiber socket, depending on their stage of rehab.
We may go through a number of those [plastic] sockets before we go to a carbon fiber socket like this here. And once we make this socket, we really can’t make any changes to it. But it’s very strong, very durable. It’s not going to break at all.
And that socket would go over the residual limb and then from there we would fit either knee or foot or both.
Đang chơi bàiWith arms, there’s a lot more wiring if you’re doing a Myoelectric prosthesis which is a prosthesis that has a motor and a battery system that has a microprocessor [tiny computer] system in it that will open and close from the flection of a muscle in their arm. It picks up an electrical signal in their arm and opens the hand and the other muscle will close the hand. They have a thin layer of silicone that’s a duplicate of the other hand, if they have that other side. And they paint the inside of that hand to their skin tone, their skin color. They can even put freckles, they can put veins in there, they can put hairs.
What your favorite part of the job?
Working with the patients is the best. Seeing somebody stand up and walk, you know, for the first time after they’ve been injured or see them being able to feed themselves with a new arm prosthesis. That’s my favorite part of the job.
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