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April 2018

Stayin’ Alive – Why I’m Setting Myself Up for Failure

2018-04-23T16:56:00+00:00 April 23, 2018|

As Spring semester comes to a close, I have to confess things haven’t been as great for me this semester as they were last semester. I’m not sure if the content has gotten harder or if I may have lost a little motivation along the way, but I’m finding myself hustling faster and working harder [...]

March 2018

[Dental] Dam It + We’re not in the Swamp Anymore!

2018-03-16T14:21:24+00:00 March 16, 2018|

Our class Vice President, Ari, having fun and showing off her great work in sim lab! [Dental] Dam It: Class of 2021 is going strong and learning a LOT. We’ve been introduced to rubber dams---sheets of rubber that isolate the tooth you’re working on. They help prevent contamination during a restoration, protect adjacent [...]

February 2018

December 2017

Loupes + Llamas: Fall in Dental School

2017-12-21T12:33:37+00:00 December 21, 2017|

Save the Drama for your Llama: If you’re wondering, “What do llamas have to do with dental school?”, the answer is: absolutely nothing! They have to do withour amazing Fall Break away from school! In the Colleges of Health, we don’t get the month-long breaks between semesters like we did in undergrad. Real breaks are [...]

December 1: Decision Day and How to be Proud of Yourself

2018-01-10T10:05:12+00:00 December 1, 2017|

December 1, 2016 6:48 AM---It was probably the best call of my life. I cried like a baby on the phone as Abel at UFCD finally announced the words, “Congratulations!…”. My heart was pounding as I dialed my [now fiancé] at work---we did it! We really did it! I called my parents. Then, I went [...]

October 2017

The D1 Deal: My First Month in Dental School!

2017-10-31T13:10:10+00:00 October 30, 2017|

Confession: I’m actually writing about my first two months of school (sorry!). It’s been pretty busy since classes started, so here’s what you’ve missed! We’re better sticking together For the first couple weeks of class, I have to say I felt a little isolated because I tend to be an introvert before I’m comfortable in [...]

September 2017

Shave After Waxing + Orientation Week

2017-09-06T14:09:00+00:00 September 8, 2017|

My work-in-progress. Photo credit to the wonderful Abel Gilbert of the Dean’s Office at UF College of Dentistry. 08/11/2017. About ten days before orientation, an optional hand skill tutoring workshop was offered to students who wanted to start exercising their psychomotor skills. In one of our first courses this year, Dental Anatomy, we [...]

July 2017

Dental School Diaries: What the Heck… they’re Giving Us Homework?

2017-11-06T14:22:27+00:00 July 27, 2017|

Don’t let them lie to you when they release that calendar that says classes start August 21st… it’s July and there’s already homework due! I’m completely kidding. I mean, yes, there is homework but the assignments are really simple. [Maybe] even fun. So here they are, a few of my first assignments as a DENTAL [...]

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