Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Final Day of Clinic

Today was my last day of my first year clinic...WOW! is all I have to say.  I cant BELIEVE I have made it this far.  I remember back in August feeling so overwhelmed and terrified about learning everything and now here I am, 8 months later, and I can clean a 1B in 25 minutes with 0 mistakes!  Now THAT is progress! ;-)  I am so proud of myself.  I love this program and I am sooo looking forward to this time next year!  How crazy will it be to be saying goodbye to clinic and hello private practice!  I cant wait!  I might write over the summer if I start having scaling withdrawals lol.  See ya in August!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Last MoNdAy in clinic

Today was a great Monday - super easy 1B patient (thanks Deanna!)  Its sooo nice to have all of my requirements complete so I can just focus on cleaning ANYONE'S teeth!  I don't have to stress about PEs, x-rays, classifications, etc!  I missed 3 spots today on my patient...however...I think Jeff was being a little picky.  I don't usually miss spots on 1B patients...oh well.  WEDNESDAY IS MY LAST DAY!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Requirements DONE!

Today I met ALL of my requirements for clinic.  I finished my class III patient and my last PE.  There are 2 clinic days left; I cant BELIEVE how fast my first year has gone.  Next week I will just see 1Bs and relax. :-)  It feels so good knowing that everything has been met and all I have to do is survive next week; then its clinic check out and I am FREE FOR THE SUMMER!!  Its amazing how much more confident I feel now.  At the beginning of the semester I was a nervous wreck and now I feel really good about cleaning teeth.  I'll write next week for my final entry for my junior year!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Yesterday was the best clinic day EVER!!!  I was able to verify that my patient was a complete class III (THANK YOU PROF. ALEXANDER!! and Miriam!)  And I cleaned 2 quads.  Cleaning a 3 is awesome.  Their gums are hanging open and saying "clean meeee, clean meeee!"  So after numbing her up it was amazing because you are free to clean them however you need too.  I love my ultrasonic!  The calculus was just coming off in chunks.  I only missed 4 spots on 2 quads and Prof. Costley complimented me on my mad cleaning skills. NOT TO MENTION; I passed off my last instrumenting PE!! BEST DAY EVER!!!