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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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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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