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I can never listen to Drake the Same Way Again

If you can believe it, we are completely done with our first year of dental school!! I’m now writing you from the beach, pina colada in hand, as we have a week-long vacation before beginning our second year of school (D2). Final grades still haven’t been released, but I can’t say I care too much [...]

2018-06-01T11:54:59+00:00April 27, 2018|

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

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 [...]

2018-08-07T13:43:46+00:00April 23, 2018|

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

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 [...]

2018-06-01T11:55:51+00:00March 16, 2018|

Loupes + Llamas: Fall in Dental School

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

The D1 Deal: My First Month in Dental School!

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 [...]

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