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14 Struggles Every First Year Dental Student Has

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1. Finding the right size tunic

 

2. Of the 101 books I have which one will I need today?

 

3. Where is this clinic again?

 

4. When will I actually be on clinics?!

 

5. What order do I put on PPE again?

 

6. When you forget your logbook…

 

7. When you bring the wrong logbook 🙈

 

8. So pKa and pH are the same, no?

 

9. Where do I get my NHS card? 😍 (so I can get 20% off at Nandos…)

 

10. When you realise there isn’t a CGP book for dentistry

 

11. When you realise past papers are a myth

 

12. What, they changed the curriculum again?

 

13. Getting your head around inverted vision

 

14. Submissions are only valid via turnitin 🙄

 

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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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