Pop some popcorn, get out the jujubes and put a straw in the soda cup…then just stare at it, for you know it is all devastating for those pearly whites…(sigh). For those of you that suffer from the drag of summer school, take a study break, kick back, and relax and watch the self-proclaimed “Oscar-worthy” DS1 welcome video, made by the Class of 2015 of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry. It will make you laugh; it will make you cry…it will make you reminisce of days gone by.
It is tradition at OUCOD that the second year dental students make a welcome video for the incoming freshmen. This year, the Class of 2015 decided to give the newbies a short view of the school and highlight a few things for them to expect in their first year. Our class brainstormed ideas for a theme and TV parodies were the most popular. Perhaps, because we never get to watch TV anymore…oh the sacrifices we make for dental school.
We put dental spins on popular shows from MTV, Animal Planet, NBC, and VH1. Members of our class found time after school hours and on weekends to star in the film. The filming and editing was done over a 2-3 week time frame in-between our summer exams. The movie was edited using iMovie and the music used in the background was purchased on iTunes.
The movie was a huge hit at the DS1 box office. With all of the negative portrayals of dentistry in the media, I think this was the perfect time for redemption…look out Hollywood and remember who makes those star-worthy smiles shine! Watch below, or if you’re viewing this as an e-mail subscriber, click here.
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~Diane Vincent, Oklahoma ’15