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15 People You Meet At Dental School

Here are some of the characters that you will meet during your time at dental school.

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1. The Mercenary

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Their sole aim of doing dentistry is to make as much money as possible, and they like to make sure everyone knows this.

2. The Hazard

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This student routinely experiences needle stick injuries and is on first-name terms with the occupational health nurse.

3. The Gadget Geek

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This student buys £1000 dental loupes in their 1st year to practice their wax buildups.

4. The Slowpoke

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They take three hours to complete a simple occlucal filling. If you are assisting them on clinic, you know you will be leaving after the cleaners.

5. The Disillusioned

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They spend their time talking about how they regret choosing dentistry. They always say they will transfer at the end of the year but never actually do.

6. The Last Minute Merchant

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They leave their quotas to the last month of the year. They somehow manage to perform 50 extractions and make 10 dentures in the space of four weeks.

7. The Dental Baby

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Their grandfather, father and older sibling are dentists. Doing dentistry was never in question for them and they are generally smug about having a guaranteed job.

8. The Blagger

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This student doesn't prepare for clinics. They are clueless when the supervisor asks them how they plan on treating the patient sitting in front of them.

9. The Resit Specialist

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This student fails every year of dental school and routinely spends their summers studying for the resit exams.

10. The Cowboy

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They provide dodgy treatment and have no remorse for their actions. They think hand-washing is optional and laugh when you ask them if they need a rubber dam.

11. The Natural

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This student is a natural whizz at drilling and filling. They pass all of their competency exams at the first attempt with no practice.

12. The Problem Child

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This student is frequently being sent to the dean's office for remediation after receiving complaints from their clinical supervisors.

13. The President

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This student is the 'class representative' every year, and eventually becomes the dental president. They take their job way too seriously.

14. The Smoker

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After a busy day of giving smoking cessation advice and reading about oral cancer, they like to unwind by lighting up.

15. The Stranger

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This student shows up at graduation but you swear you never saw them attend a lecture, seminar or clinic.

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