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    Does it bother you at all that at least 90% of the people who will come to visit you at your workplace will be absolutely terrified of you?

    especially someone like me. :blushing:
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    but in my country they have nothing as such can yu say me any product?


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    (Original post by Kartace)
    Hey there, the requirements were generally AAA (I'm not THAT old ) some places required AAB but nearly always offered AAA. The dentist i went on work experience with got in with EEE!
    That's just a bit ridiculous isn't it do you think you'll stay in London for your DF1 or relocate?
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    (Original post by Kartace)
    I think the main thing is that I've had the great fortune to be taught and lectured by some amazing clinicians and i've seen some of the amazing things that they can do. This inspires me to want to better myself and emulate what they've achieved. There's also a financial aspect, i want to do the best dentistry i can so that i can earn good money for it and also more importantly give my patients the best value for their money.

    I'm also just very competitive and quite bad at not being good at things!
    haha..lol. umm... thank you for your reply. good luck with your studies and i shall fly away now. :P
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    (Original post by Jitesh)
    Oh I didn't realise it had changed formal name, I've only heard it referred to as VT! I'm in year 12 at the moment; sorry

    What were the main extra curricular activities you did at sixth form?
    So, I volunteered in a care home on every other weekend. I attended a dental practice every Monday, I played in a band twice a week, I composed music, did DofE and helped out at a special needs gym club.
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    (Original post by NainaK98)
    That's just a bit ridiculous isn't it do you think you'll stay in London for your DF1 or relocate?
    I'm not too sure actually, I wouldn't mind staying in London and there are some really good DF1 schemes around here too, equally I wouldn't mind going back closer to home in Wales or indeed trying somewhere completely new altogether...I'm just not sure yet!
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    (Original post by swwet aish)
    but in my country they have nothing as such can yu say me any product?


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    I'd recommend a nicorette chewing gum.
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    My dentist used to have coffee breath which made for a very unpleasant half hour. How do you avoid it? Or do you wear masks these days?
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    I've been to the dentist for a check up a couple of times , it was with the NHS and they've never done a clean and a polish of my teeth even though they were supposed to.
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    bruxism. What is causing me this? Anxiety/stress? How much damage am I doing to much teeth? Its like clamping and grinding especially when driving and throughout the day but not when I'm asleep I don't think. How to stop
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    do you and the other people in your course pay more attention to each other's teeth
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    (Original post by Kartace)
    I'm not too sure actually, I wouldn't mind staying in London and there are some really good DF1 schemes around here too, equally I wouldn't mind going back closer to home in Wales or indeed trying somewhere completely new altogether...I'm just not sure yet!
    Ah fair enough, I feel like once you start earning, London might be more manageable. Have you got a student job at the moment?
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    (Original post by NainaK98)
    Ah fair enough, I feel like once you start earning, London might be more manageable. Have you got a student job at the moment?
    Yeah that's very true, and I work two jobs at the moment, at one point last year i was working three, it's possible if you put the time in
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    (Original post by defenestrated)
    do you and the other people in your course pay more attention to each other's teeth
    I find that i definitely notice people's teeth and their abnormalities much more these days, and it's not even a conscious thing tbh. I don't set out to actively evaluate people's teeth but i still find that i do. Not that i judge people by their teeth, i think i see it from the point of view of what i would do if they wanted treatment with me, it's quite fun in a way. I also know that other people in my course have similar experiences.
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    (Original post by Howard)
    My dentist used to have coffee breath which made for a very unpleasant half hour. How do you avoid it? Or do you wear masks these days?
    Really speaking every dentists for the past few years should always be wearing a mask when treating patients, if they're not then they're in contravention of CQC guidelines. As for the coffee breath I always make an extra effort to freshen my breath after drinks/lunch etc. I feel it's embarrassing to have smelly breath as a dentist and it's also just unprofessional and unpleasant for the patients!
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    Having read your previous post of being at uni from 8am - 6pm i was wondering do you find it difficult to find time just to relax? Also, how much time do you spend a day away from studying and just sort of doing your own thing?
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    (Original post by _icecream)
    I've been to the dentist for a check up a couple of times , it was with the NHS and they've never done a clean and a polish of my teeth even though they were supposed to.
    Hey there,I'm not entirely sure what you're asking, I assume that you want to know why this is the case. First things first. Not every patient NEEDS a scale and polish of their teeth. (I've never had one) Only if you have calculus are you really clinically required to have a cleaning. So unless you are making reference to a clinical investigation that you have access to which illustrates your specific need for a cleaning then i don't see that there is anything wrong. It's also not really negligent to not do a cleaning unless there is a specific need for one.

    An empirical clinical indication for a cleaning would be BPE scores of 2/3/4.
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    (Original post by Blonde1)
    bruxism. What is causing me this? Anxiety/stress? How much damage am I doing to much teeth? Its like clamping and grinding especially when driving and throughout the day but not when I'm asleep I don't think. How to stop
    Hey there, firstly I'm sorry to hear that your suffering from bruxism, i myself clench in my sleep from time to time and I've suffered through the pain and headaches etc. So i know where you're coming from.

    We're not 100% sure as to why patients suffer from bruxism or clenching, we think that stress may be a causative factor along with genetics and some much more complex factors such as the specific anatomy and tone of the muscles and ligaments that work upon the tempromandibular joint (the one just in front of your ear) along with the occlusion (The way your teeth meet together).

    As for the damage your doing to your teeth...without examining you clinically it's difficult to say...almost certainly there is at least some damage that has been done to your teeth as a result of the bruxism but don't worry, most people will experience some level of bruxism or clenching at some of the more stressful point of their life. The level of damage is influenced by your occlusion, diet and how badly your grinding and for how long.

    If you\re grinding throughout the day you're almost certainly grinding in the night as well, it's possible that you aren't but it's pretty common that people who grind during the day will also do so at night. Do you ever wake up with a sore jaw or teeth?

    My best advice would be to go and see your dentist - this is firstly to evaluate your level of tooth surface loss and the health of your TMJ. Following this you have a number of options.

    1) Splint therapy - these can be hard or soft and are designed to protect the teeth from the effects of grinding and also discourage grinding habits.

    2) Botox - that's right it's not just for Hollywood, this works by selectively weakening certain chewing muscles and has shown some pretty promising results.

    3) Physiotherapy - this has some pretty good results and can be mostly learned and administered at home, although some more severe cases may benefit from a trained physiotherapist.

    4) Medication - this is usually reserved for the most severe cases and drugs like amitryptalline tend to be used along with paracetamol/ibuprofen etc.

    5) There are some novel solutions such as the Cerezen system which are making some great inroads into treatment for TMJD which is thought to be related to bruxism.

    If you want to know more feel free to ask

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    (Original post by Kartace)
    So, basically I haven't ruled out maxfax as a career, I'd like to go back after my DFY1 year and do some work in a hospital service where i can experience some maxfax as well as other dental specialties. I think this should help to crystallise my feelings about what i want to do.

    Ryan.
    I understand with max fax you would have to go back to uni to get a degree in medicine, but if you wanted to specialise in anything other would you still have to go back to uni?
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    (Original post by Kartace)
    Yeah that's very true, and I work two jobs at the moment, at one point last year i was working three, it's possible if you put the time in
    You must have great time management ahaha, this is a skill I am yet to master
 
 
 
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