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13 Struggles You Had on Your First Clinical Session



1. When you realise you’ve picked the wrong sized glove


2. When you get the right size you only end up ripping it


3. The struggle of putting on gloves


4. When you have a brand new kit and you realise the probe is missing


5. Or having a bent probe


6. That moment when you place the mirror on the bracket table only for it to disappear


7. When your alginate mix didn’t have enough water


8. Only for your next batch to have to much


9. When you forget your patient bib only to realise half way through treatment


10. Trying to remember which bands link to each BPE score


11. Remembering to do a BPE


12. When anything brown looks like caries


13. That feeling when it all comes together and you help the pt smile again


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12 Mistakes You Always Make in an Exam



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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Top 5 Clinical Cases This Week



1. Calculus Build Up

2. Smile Design

3. Orthodontic Treatment

4. Radiographic Diagnosis

5. Diastema Closure


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16 Things You Wish You Knew Before Your Elective



1. Your exams dates


2. Where do I get the best exchange rates?


3. Which bank card gives the best deal abroad?


4. Will I need to unblock my phone?


5. Will I need a local sim card?


6. Should have brought baby wipes


7. Should have checked what adapters will work here…


8. Should have packed more warmer clothes


9. But also should have packed lighter clothes…


10. Should have printed an extra copy of my flight details


11. Should have printed extra copy of my itinerary


12. Should have gotten better travel insurance


13. Should have checked my insurances covers excursion


14. Should have pre-booked these excursions


15. Should have checked trip-advisor


16. Wish I had learnt the basics in the local language


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