How to survive in dental school. hey, everyone, it’s Laura and welcome back to another video this video is gonna be all about my top clinic tip so starting third year I’ve kind of kept a list of what I found helpful and clinic and I want to share with you guys that you don’t have to learn from experience and you can just learn from watching this video so you don’t have to struggle like I did these tips aren’t necessarily an order from like most important to least important I just wrote them down in my notes section on my phone and
I’m just gonna go through them I think they’re kind of in chronological order in terms of how the appointment would go okay I just want to let you know that these are ranked by importance or anything like that I’m also gonna try to keep this video short and sweet so if you want more clinic tips like these and please let me know in the comments so I can make another video like this my first tip is to go to clinic at least 10 minutes early this just helps you set up it helps you kind of calm your nerves and get everything ready before your patient arrives our lectures in the morning usually end between 9:10 and 9:20 a.m.
then our first appointment is at 9:30 a.m. usually right after a lecture we are headed straight to clinic grab and everything that we need and setting up our operatories next tip is to set up and stay organized during the appointment our assistants are cassettes for us anything else that we need from the dispensary we go and set that up
I like to set up my operatories and like have all my handpieces and burrs on the handpiece tray and then on my little assistant table I guess you could say that’s where I keep my open cassette also it’s nice for me to go in early to clinic because I’m left-handed and most if not all of the operatories at our school are set up for right-handed students