Oral Surgery Clinic

Initially, Oral Surgery can be intimidating! To help build your confidence and skills, I reached out to my colleague, Dr. Faranak Hamedooni, who was an oral surgery clerk during her D4 year. I have always admired Faranak's work ethic, and ability to make authentic connections with classmates and patients. I'm confident you will find her…

Survive your First Extraction

I have to admit, I initially found extractions very intimidating! Exodontia seemed so different from the fine motor skills I employed during operative procedures! Regardless of your preference (I found that students tend to either love or hate extracting), becoming comfortable with extractions is critical to your dental school success. Below, I provide 5 tips…

Preventing Patient No-Shows

As a dental student, there’s nothing worse than a no-show! You’ve wasted your time scheduling the appointment, reserving the chair, reviewing the patient’s file, reviewing steps for the procedure, and setting up your chair and instruments! Time is a hot commodity in dental school. Continue reading to learn how to protect your precious time and…

What’s in my Bag? Clinic Edition

Arriving to clinic prepared was a recurring theme in my two-part series on tips for starting clinic. See Part 1 here and Part 2 here. So, what exactly should you bring with you? See below for what’s in my bag, clinic edition! My Clinic Bag During our D2 year, each student was gifted with an electric toothbrush!…