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17 Things You Think During Your First Crown Prep



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!


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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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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