Dental School Diary Quarantine Edition

Girl boxing

  Well, the year 2020 has been a real doozy, huh? As of March, we’ve been completing all our assignments online and lectures via Zoom. There isn’t much going on right now, but let’s catch up on some of what we’ve done this year before our social distancing shutdown: I took a self-defense class  Not … Continue reading

The Big Reveals

Baby shower of River Oak Dental family member. Visit our family in Palm Bay FL.

The Big Reveals Well I’ve officially made it back around to where I left off last year. While I’ve learned so much more and feel exponentially more confident in repeating a year of school, some moments felt like I’d lost so much time while I watched the people around me moving forward. Nevertheless, grinning and … Continue reading

Mouthful of Mercury?

Dentistry students posing for a photo in Palm Bay FL

Counting On Hi friends! I haven’t written in a couple months. The truth is, school has been monotonous since I’m repeating courses from last year and I didn’t want to give you the same dry run through D2 year. I’m now in Occlusion, General Pathology, Operative II and Professionalism with only some minor changes in … Continue reading

Dental School Diaries : Terrible Two's and I Do’s

River Oak Dental Newly weds enjoying their healthy, happy smiles. Palm Bay FL.

Handling Withdrawing and a Wedding This month for Dental School Diaries, we have chosen to do a vlog! There’s a lot to talk about—from dropping out of dental school (temporarily!) to tying the knot, this month is full of some dental school experiences we don’t hear about often. Melissa’s Dental Diaries Vlog Post – December … Continue reading

Little Thing, Big Differences

Male Dental Students smiling at River Oak Dental, Palm Bay FL

Welcome, Little Ones! Can you believe we’ve been drilling away at dental school for a whole YEAR? With the new Fall 2018 semester, we got to welcome the new kids in town— our “Littles”! If you recall, our first days as D1s (first-year dental students), we were assigned “Bigs” from the D2 class to act … Continue reading

Starting D2 and the Candy Store for Dentists

River Oak Dental Students and future dentists celebrating their  Graduation

Yay, welcome to D2! We’ve been working hard in our first summer semester but are still carving out time for making memories… other than radiographic localization techniques and type IV hypersensitivity. Put some SHPEP in your step! One UF Health Science Center’s (UFHSC) greatest attributes is their advocation for students of all walks of life. … Continue reading

[Dental] Dam It + We’re not in the Swamp Anymore!

Dental student practicing and smiling with Medical Trainer

[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 tooth structure and keep the patient safe from accidentally swallowing objects (like a crown or clamp). It seems … Continue reading

They’re Giving us Power Tools!

Dental Assistants working with dental tools and smiling

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] After two weeks of luxurious days spent sleeping in and filling ourselves with our moms’ homemade cooking for Winter Break, we were dragging our feet back to class with some hesitation on January 2nd. Who really wants to get back to studying, even if you’re excited to see your friends? Nevertheless, we got back … Continue reading

We’re 1/11th Dentists!

Four young women celebrating their  River Oak healthy smiles at a restaurant

Granted, I’m a very mushy person in general… but I am holding back tears as I write this post. The UFCD Class of 2021 has finished their FIRST SEMESTER OF DENTAL SCHOOL! It’s impossible to write about everything we did this year, but our incredible Class Historians and Media Manager really summed it up in … Continue reading

Loupes + Llamas: Fall in Dental School

Me, Jon, and llamas in Palm Bay FL at River Oak Dental.

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 … Continue reading

The D1 Deal: My First Month in Dental School!

Dental students smiling for the camera at River Oak Dental in Palm Bay Fl.

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 … Continue reading

The Stuff Pre-dents Are Made of!

River Oak Dental in Palm Bay FL is what Pre-Dents are made of.

The Stuff Pre-dents are Made of! People often ask me what exactly it takes to become a dentist— here’s the scoop on the basics and answers to some FAQs: “So how long is dental school?” Dental school takes four years to complete. There’s one school in California, University of the Pacific, that does offer a … Continue reading

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