Recently, I told my friends that I track emails to professors so I know to follow up in person if they don’t get opened. Ten minutes of Q&A later, it hit me: Every busy dental student can benefit from learning this! Hyperbolic, Buzzfeed-headline aside, here are some practical tips to be more efficient, organized and professional in your Gmail life.
Yes, lasers are gaining widespread use in the dental world! They work by delivering energy in the form of light and can be used to cut or vaporize hard and soft tissue. Lasers are popular because they can reduce pain and anxiety experienced by patients, minimize bleeding and postoperative swelling, and serve as a means of disinfection. Currently, dental lasers are being used for a multitude of purposes, including cavity detection, tooth preparation prior to restoration, gingivectomies (crown lengthening, tissue contouring and frenectomies), cold sore reduction, nerve regeneration, tooth whitening and even the treatment of TMD.
Plumber’s tape is an affordable and convenient tool to use for anterior restorations. It can be used for Class IV composites or veneers. Unlike a thick mylar strip, plumber’s tape provides adequate room and visualization to contour the adjacent tooth. In this video, Stephanie Sadler shows the application of plumber’s tape on a typodont…
Upon completion of your first anatomical tooth set up, after the hours of pain and strife, and the multitudes of faculty checks, you end up with an acceptable set up. It is not until you build up the courage to practice again, and are dumbfounded at the idea (and proof) that a person can become worse at a task they supposedly mastered.
Think you know your food? Here are some dental facts related to a few everyday foods. Read on and let us know what dental-y food facts you’ve read in the comments section.
Every dental student knows how much time and energy is spent making a perfect master impression. But for many of us, the job does not end after the impression is made. Improperly boxing and pouring the impression can lead to critical errors. Once you have collected the proper materials, this method of creating a land on any type of impression is simple and cost-effective. Read on for step-by-step instructions and a video how-to.