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7 Problems only Bearded Dentists will Understand



 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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Moments From The Office That Sum Up Your Day On Clinics




When your master GP fits the apex perfectly

When the lab work comes back and nothing fits as it should then you realise you have to re-do all the impressions 

Seeing that you’ve fallen short of your UDA target 

How you think when you’re giving better diet advice, 

When the patient actually listens to your OHI and now their plaque score is <10%

Remember have you had to apply for your performer number? 

When you just nod and agree to every thing your clinical partner says 

So water fluoridation could stop tooth decay as it’s completely preventable? 

Seeing your patients outside of the practice 

Remembering to pay your ARF and realising it’s just going to increase for no reason again 

When you and your nurse are in sync and treatment just flows 


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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Dentistry




1. Originally dental care was free to all when the NHS was set up 70 years ago

2. The 3 streams of dental care made available in 1948 are still going today ( General practice, hospital and schools)

3. When costs were first introduced in the NHS, dental treatment was charged at a flat rate of £1

4. The first dental degree awarded by any British university was by the University of Birmingham in 1901

5. Cocaine was originally used as an anaesthetic for tooth related pain in 1884

6. The first ‘modern toothbrush’ was designed and created by William Addis in 1780

7. In 1921 the Dentists Act was published permitting only registered dentists to practise.

8. Fluoride toothpaste came to Britain in 1958

9. The first dental contract was introduced in 1990 by the family health services

10. Lillian Lindsay was the first woman in the UK to qualify as a dentist.

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9 Trump Gifs That Summarise Your Day On clinics




1. When you give your treatment plan to your tutor to confirm

2. When the coronal aspects fractures whilst accessing during your endo.

3. Selecting the right shade be like

4. When you try to describe your crown prep

5. When you do you’re first surgical extraction and your tutors asks “How’s it going?”

6. Then the you actually tell your tutor about the extraction

7. When your patient talks to you about their cat, last holiday to somewhere in europe, being gluten free and crossfit whilst you just sit there like…

8. When you finish seeing all your patients and get to leave at 3

9. When your tutor asks you anything

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