Generell Angehörige zu behandeln ist schon schwierig, auch in der Zahnmedizin. Man kriegt manchmal an der Uni zu hören, dass man es sich ziemlich leicht macht, wenn man in den praktischen Kursen Angehörige behandelt anstatt wildfremde Patienten. Man müsse da keine großen sozialen Kompetenzen aufbringen, weil sich der Angehörige eh alles gefallen lässt und keine große Widerrede leistet.
Liebe Freunde der Sonne, die genau dieses Argument vertreten, lasst euch etwas gesagt sein: „Sich etwas leicht machen“ ist in dem Studium der größte Witz schlechthin, über den man eigentlich eher heulen als lachen kann. Das gibt es einfach nicht. Es mag vielleicht in der Hinsicht stimmen, dass nicht der Fall eintritt, dass der Patient einfach nicht erscheint, dadurch ein dringend benötigter Termin für die Kursleistung flöten geht und man dann mit dem Phantomkopf Doktorspielchen machen darf😄😄. Es ist praktisch unmöglich, denn man liegt dann den Eltern oder der Cousine zweiten Grades wochenlang in den Ohren, dass sie ja den Termin nicht vergessen. Besonders im prothetischen Bereich ist es oft schwierig, Patienten zu finden, da manchmal Rechnungen mit 1000 Euro Eigenanteil ins Haus flattern. Das ist schon ziemlich viel Geld, gerade, weil gerne das Gerücht verbreitet wird, dass im Studentenkurs eh alles umsonst ist. Manche Patienten kommen dann einfach nicht mehr, Angehörige springen da oft über ihren Schatten und lassen sich trotz der hohen Rechnung behandeln.
Aber ansonsten ist es der Behandlungsablauf weit entfernt von „leicht“🙈🙈.
Während sich wildfremde Patienten manchmal noch zusammenreißen können und sich den einen oder anderen Kommentar dann doch verkneifen, denken die lieben Angehörigen leider oft, dass sie alles kommentieren müssen oder das Recht gepachtet haben, von morgens bis abends rumzunörgeln😄😄.
(Weiter geht es in den Kommentaren😇😇.)
„You care. If you are reading this, you have hope in your future. You, future doctor, healthcare professional or the like, thrive on altruistic spirit, and rise to the prospect of noble and respected achievement.
Rigorous classes and demanding pursuits offer deep, if transient, moments of fulfillment and accomplishment. Yet, more frequently you are worried and stressed. You see, what you wish to become, where you need to go next and find yourself perpetually behind your ambition. More than likely, you evaluate yourself based on your accomplishments, stepping up to the role your parents once filled a little bit too often, though with the best intentions.
You fixate on what you have not done, and the ideal picture of what you are not, though there are evenings where you realize you haven’t fully grasped your own identity lately, and don’t fully remember your personality. If any of this resonates with you – pause. It is true, that you care and often this is enough. Take time, however, more often than you do now, to remember that you, too, are a person, and that your value is more intrinsic than you believe. In the long term, your truest sense of meaning and fulfillment will likely come from a part of your life far more mundane than the professional side, though just as dignified and worthy. Live, sense, take stock, write it down, and remember the magnificence of your precious sanity. Your health, physical and mental, is something you should really care about.“
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New designs available at my redbubble profile 📲 link in bio (Gifts for Teeth lovers) ☺️😁💜#dentalfun
Today, we placed our first temporary crowns. We performed crown preparations on teeth #18 and #2 . We placed a silver ion crown on tooth #18 and a custom Protemp crown on tooth #2 . Although I struggled with crown preparations, placing temporary crowns has probably been my favorite dental procedure that we have learned thus far. Seeing the finished product after shaving the tooth down is just so rewarding. Knowing that one day I will be able to help people smile again by performing procedures similar to the ones that I learned today reminds me of why I am doing what I am doing. 😊👑
A list of skills in which I feel confident:
1) Finding a deal at @ilovedirtcheap
2) Rocking hot pink lipstick
3) Pretty mounting with one bag of stone
HOW YOU ASK? VASELINE, AND LOTS OF IT! Rub it around the rim of your mounting plate and your cast. Wait until stone begins to harden, then wipe excess towards voids. Don't stop working until stone is hard or you are impressed with your handiwork.
After we are done with our appointments, we head upstairs to complete our lab work. Here, I am mounting a maxillary diagnostic cast via facebow for maxillary and mandibular temporary RPDs.
After the day I had in clinic, I needed this beautiful sunset. I’m stressing about patient boards, exams, and generally everything everyday. I can’t wait to actually get paid for all this stressing. #dentalstudent#almostadentist
$3000 from Avenue Dental for Dr Maeghan Dickenson!!!!!!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!!! At Avenue Dental, we have a killer team, with killer personalities! We are constantly growing and because of this we look for other killer staff members! We figure that our AMAZING team, must know other amazing people. And if they refer someone in and they turn out to be just as amazing as they said, there is a bonus involved!
Go Maeghan!!!!! 🤩🎉✨🎉🤩
Looking at old pictures from last quarter. This quarter, I got sick, had to move and catch up with school. We’ve moved on from waxing to impressions and setting stone lol I’ll update you ASAP #dentalschool#dentalstudent#llusdclassof2021
As promised, I present to you my blog! It’s still highly under construction (only have two posts up about the DAT and AADSAS), but feel free to browse around and bookmark (or not that’s TOTALLY OKAY TOO). I’m really happy about how this has been a way to keep a record of my dental school experiences/personal growth, but that it has evolved to become a huge hobby of mine/passion project. Thank you for the overwhelming support and encouraging words! It really helps to know if what I write is helping you in any way, or if you at least find it somewhat interesting. —
Here’s a breakdown of the sections if you’re curious:
👩🏻⚕️ Pre-dental – Information catered towards those who aspire to become dentists, but are not quite in dental school yet. A lot of it is based on personal experience and research I conducted while applying to dental school. Everyone’s journey is different, but some guidance always helps! And hopefully you can learn from my mistakes so you don’t make the same hahah.
👭👫👬Tooth Buds – A section that I hope to devote to the people that inspire me and their stories: many of my colleagues, friends, and classmates. (Because honestly there are some amazing people in my class that balance families, school, and side businesses way better than I do with amazing grace)
🍕 Lifestyle – Basically everything that doesn’t fit into the two sections above, like makeup tutorials and product reviews heheh. --
I’m hoping to post a new blog weekly, every Wednesday night! I’m pretty nervous about this, but feedback is always welcomed, either good or critical ☺️ [ link in bio/profile ]
Why is there an epinephrine (adrenaline) in the dental anesthetic?
-The ductility of the vessel that is present in epinephrine has made it a useful tool for dental anesthesia. Epinephrine constricts the veins and helps the dentist in three ways: 1. The substance is absorbed slowly and gradually in the body as the blood flow to the injection site is reduced. As the blood flow decreases, the risk of oesophageal drops due to anesthesia is minimized. 2. Since the blood flow is low, the anesthetic around the nerve will remain longer and allow the dentist to work longer with the same dose of numbness. This means you will be comfortable and painless throughout your life. It may also be a few hours after you leave the office, an anesthetic effect that may sometimes be unpleasant. 3. With an anesthetic injection containing epinephrine, bleeding at the site of surgery is minimized. If the dentist does more complicated surgery that involves the gum tissue, this property is great because if the bleeding is too high, the dentist can not see the tissues well. Epinephrine is the most commonly used vein in the United States for dental anesthetics, but in Europe another levonorgestrel, is commonly used. If you have a heart problem or do not prefer the use of epinephrine for any reason, the dentist might use your anesthetic without epinephrine. If you want to do this, just tell your dentist.#dentistry#dentalknowledge#dentistryworld#dentalanesthesia#dentalgram#dentistryismyworld#notes#dentaldevelopment#dentisttime#dentalfacts#dentalimplants#dentalschool#dmd#dds#dentalstudent#dentistryforyou#dentalcare
Opelousas General Health System’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs have recently been re-certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Both programs were required to meet strict standards of practice to receive their recertification. Congratulations to the Cardio and Pulmonary Rehabilitation team!