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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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Top 5 Clinical Cases This Week

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1. Full Mouth Rehab


 

2. Guided Implant Surgery


 

3. Fixing Crown Fractures


 

4. How To Do an Anterior Restoration


 

5. Immediate RCT and Restoration


 

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17 Things You Think During Your First Crown Prep

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1. Which surface do I start on again?

 

2. How much reduction do I need?

 

3. When you find the perfect bur!

 

4. Figuring out how to position your bur…

 

5. …Whilst maintaining a good taper and parallel walls

 

6. …Only to realise you’ve over tapered

 

7. …Or managed an undercut!

 

8. That feeling when you can see all the margins!

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9. Wait was it chamfered or shouldered?

 

 

10. That feeling when you start to prep inter-proximally…

 

11. …And manage not to knick the adjacent tooth!

 

12. That feeling When your impression is on point

 

13. Compared to when its not…

 

14. Which bur should I use again?

 

15. When you realise you’ve forgotten to take a putty matrix

 

16. When your temp is perfect first time round

 

17. …and then when you pray that it’ll last till the lab work is back

 

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10 Reasons Dental Students Are Awesome!

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1. Our smiles light up the world ✨

 

2. We supply our friends and family with free toothpaste…

 

3. …and free floss…

 

4. …and sometimes even swanky new electric toothbrushes!

 

5. We provide free dental work to literally thousands of amazing patients…

 

6. …and help them to smile again, with confidence!

 

7. We get to hone our love for art with our love for science

 

8. We’re cooler than medics

 

9. Our awesome tunics are all the rage 💁🏻‍♀️

 

10. And we, of course, give our undivided love for all things Dentistry!

 

If you’re an awesome dental student, enter the Future of Dentistry Awards here!

 

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