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

CLASS III!!!

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!!!