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14 Struggles Every First Year Dental Student Has



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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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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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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