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Unformatted text preview: 1 Harvard School of Dental Medicine Student-to-Student Guide to Clinic: How to Excel in Third Year 2010-2011 Edition Adam Donnell Mindy Gil Brandon Grunes Sharon Jin Aram Kim Michelle Mian Tracy Pogal-Sussman Kim Whippy 1999 Blaine Langberg & Justine Tompkins 2000 Blaine Langberg & Justine Tompkins 2001 Blaine Langberg & Justine Tompkins 2002 Mark Abel & David Halmos 2003 Ketan Amin 2004 Rishita Saraiya & Vanessa Yu 2005 Prathima Prasanna & Amy Crystal 2006 Seenu Susarla & Brooke Blicher 2007 Deepak Gupta & Daniel Cassarella 2008 Bryan Limmer & Josh Kristiansen 2009 Byran Limmer & Josh Kristiansen 2010 Adam Donnell, Tracy Pogal-Sussman, Kim Whippy, Mindy Gil, Sharon Jin, Brandon Grunes, Aram Kim, Michelle Mian 2 3 Foreword Dear Class of 2012, We present the 12 th edition of this guide to you to assist your transition from the medical school to the HSDM clinic. You have accomplished an enormous amount thus far, but the transformation to come is beyond expectation. Third year is challenging, but fun; youll look back a year from now with amazement at the material youve learned, the skills youve acquired, and the new language that gradually becomes second nature. To ease this process, we would like to share with you the material in this guide, starting with lessons from our own experience. Course material is the bedrock of third year. Without knowing and fully understanding prevention, disease control, and the basics of dentistry, even the most technically skilled dental student can not provide patients with successful treatment. Be on time to lectures, dont be afraid to ask questions, and take some time to review your notes in the evening. Treat every course as an opportunity to learn regardless of the dental specialty that most interests you. Think of yourself as a general dentist in training during these foundational third year courses. There will be time to learn your specialty in the future. Clinic is extremely rewarding. Expect to feel a strong sense of accomplishment as your cases progress. Please remember, however, that everyone has stood in your shoes, so when youre challenged by a procedure or feel overwhelmed by the management of a case, know that youre not alone. Excellent organization is crucial to your success in clinic. Schedule your patients and procedures well in advance, and call your patients to confirm their appointments (dont rely on axiUm). Despite your best efforts, you will have last-minute cancellations and patients who fail to show for their scheduled appointment. Rather than using it as an excuse to sleep in, make the most of your time by assisting your fellow classmates or residents in clinic. You will learn from their techniques....
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