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9 Types of Dental Students

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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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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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