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10 Most Awkward Situations Only Dentists Will Understand

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1. When your friends and family think you’re a doctor and ask you questions like: “So, I’ve got this pain is my right foot…”

 

2. Or when they ask you about their teeth ALL THE TIME!

 

*Goes to ANY social gathering*
You: Hey man, how’ve you been?
Friend: Yeah, great…so I’ve got this problem with my tooth? *opens mouth as wide as possible 2 millimetres away from your face*

 

3. When you see cling film and all you can think about is infection control

 

4. When an endo ring is the only jewellery you can wear below the elbow.

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5. When your patient is a tongue wrestling world champion

 

Trying to retract their tongue with your mirror, but it’s impossible.

 

6. Or when your patient falls asleep in the chair and you have to wake them up…

 

7. And they pretend like they weren’t sleeping…

 

8.When your patient tries to set you up with their son or daughter…

 

9. When you’re taking an impression and it won’t come out

 

You tell the patient it’s all going to fine, but you’re internally freaking out!

 

10. Followed by the relief you feel when you manage to remove it…

All is well in the world again!

 

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13 Things You Wish You Did During A Viva

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1. Prepped more…

 

2. Should I have worn my tunic instead?

 

3. Should I have worn a tie?

 

4. Maybe I should have spent more time on this question instead?

 

5. How did I not know the answer to that?!

 

6. Should have polished my models more…

 

7. Should have shaped that composite better…

 

8. Wish I had reflected more…

 

9. I knew I should have spoken about occlusion!

 

10. Should have shortened that answer…

 

11. Should have lengthened that answer…

 

12. Did I mention the perio?!

 

13. Should have mentioned long term maintenance…

 

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10 Signs Your Tutor Has Your Back

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1. They actually value your input on treatment planning

 

2. They don’t look over your shoulder 24/7

 

3. Always on hand when you need them

 

4. They actually help you understand why you do what you do

 

5. Instead of just saying stuff at you 🙄

 

6. They’ll have tips and tricks for days

 

7. They inspire you to be the best you can be

 

8. Encourage you to tackle more complex cases

 

9. Give you clinical autonomy

 

10. Actually has useful exam tips 🤔

 

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12 Mistakes You Always Make in an Exam

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1. Forget your candidate number

 

2. Forgetting which location the exam is in

 

3. Forgetting your seat number

 

4. And then sitting in the wrong seat…

 

5. …Then the person comes and asks you to move

 

6. Forgetting to take stuff out of your pockets

 

7. Forgetting to turn your phone off

 

8. Forgetting your stationary

 

9. Misreading the question

 

10. Not paying attention to the time

 

11. Forgetting to turn over the page and realise there is another question

 

12. Forgetting to actually revise 🙈

 

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