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 [...]

2018-04-23T16:56:00+00:00 April 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 [...]

2018-03-16T14:21:24+00:00 March 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 October 30, 2017|

Shave After Waxing + Orientation Week

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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