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9 Types of Dental Students



1. The Keen Bean

The library is a second home and they reserve their front seat at lectures at least a week in advance.


2. The Houdini

Seen at every Freshers Week event and sports night, but as soon as lectures start, they are no where to be seen! Spooky.


3. The Ladies Man

Exclusively attends based on the male:female ratio of an event and, if their exploits are to be believed, their offspring could repopulate the entire university. *CRINGE*


4. The Jock/Cheerleader

Seen at every sporting event and social, lectures and patients are a hobby on the side.


5. The Drunk

They are either a light weight or cant stop until they have drunk their body weight in alcohol. Seen as often in A/E as they are at sports night.


6. The Cheapskate

Clears up at the freshers fayre and, mysteriously, their turn to buy the next round never emerges. Shifty.


7. The Disorganised One

With no concept of a timetable, this student plays Russian Roulette to decide if they are meant to be in lectures, clinics or if it’s a day off!


8. The Liar

Has never opened a textbook in their life, much less revised for an exam…but still nails it. Will stay back long after lectures or tutorials have finished to soak as much knowledge as they can.


9. The Nervous Wreck

The mere mention of a presentation, examination, patient interaction or even a loud fart will render this poor student comatose.


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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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