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7 Problems only Bearded Dentists will Understand

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 1. Materials get in there

 

You weren’t even the one mixing alginate – yet somehow it ends up in your beard?

 

2. Building Rapport

 

Building rapport with new patients is a difficult skill to master. However, it becomes even more difficult when your patient can’t avoid staring at your mane. Erm.. excuse me.. my eyes are up here?

 

3. Facemask Itches

 

We’ve all been there – that tight face-mask itching your face like you’ve been stung by a bee.

 

4. Spiky Beards

 

You got lazy and didn’t trim it for a week straight. Your scraggly mess of a beard has been punching its way through your face-mask, and your patient is giving you VERY strange looks!

 

5. Scaring Babies

 

You take your face-mask off and they see your beard. The look of raw fear in their eyes is stuck in your mind for one week minimum.

 

6. Clinics After Lunch

Usually it’s the patient who forgets to remove food before visiting you. However, today there’s a small piece of food on your cheek waiting to drop on your patient.

 

7. Beard Sweats

It’s like meat sweats, but concentrated around your beard when you’ve been wearing a mask ALL DAY!

 

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Top 5 Clinical Cases This Week

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1. Full Mouth Rehab


 

2. Guided Implant Surgery


 

3. Fixing Crown Fractures


 

4. How To Do an Anterior Restoration


 

5. Immediate RCT and Restoration


 

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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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10 Reasons Dental Students Are Awesome!

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1. Our smiles light up the world ✨

 

2. We supply our friends and family with free toothpaste…

 

3. …and free floss…

 

4. …and sometimes even swanky new electric toothbrushes!

 

5. We provide free dental work to literally thousands of amazing patients…

 

6. …and help them to smile again, with confidence!

 

7. We get to hone our love for art with our love for science

 

8. We’re cooler than medics

 

9. Our awesome tunics are all the rage 💁🏻‍♀️

 

10. And we, of course, give our undivided love for all things Dentistry!

 

If you’re an awesome dental student, enter the Future of Dentistry Awards here!

 

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