By dr evans
Apr 01, 2013

... a dental student.

Post 2: March 31, 2013

It is finally starting to feel like my classmates and I are in dental school. We have made it through the bulk of our D1 year didactic courses and have started the operative portion of our studies this week. Our operative course has taken us out of the classroom and into the sim lab. The sim lab is where dental students get the feel for their handpieces while working on mannequins. In recent weeks, I have learned how to place rubber dams, and create preparations for fillings. Working on the mannequin’s upper teeth was really difficult for me at first (because everything is upside down and backwards with a mirror) but I am slowly getting the hang of it. In addition to my operative class, we started pharmacology this week. I have always found drug mechanisms really interesting so I have enjoyed the class so far. Here are some recent pictures from my experiences in the sim clinic. If you’re interested in seeing more, follow me on Instagram!
Thanks for reading! As always, if you have comments, concerns, complaints, etc. please send them my way:

Placing my first rubber dam. I instantly respect Dr. Evans for being able to places these so quickly - they're really difficult!
My first series of class II slot preparations
Here is a little taste of "indirect vision" or working in a mirror - see what I mean about being backwards?

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