Sunday, January 27, 2008
This is my first entry on "our" blog! Matt has been doing this single handed until now. A couple of days before Matt's b-day I made Funfetti cupcakes and took them to school to celebrate his 27th birthday with his fellow students and friends. We had a rather dry get together (I forgot to bring milk) in a side room on the 6th floor of the NYU Dental Center. Since I didn't have work that day Matt burrowed a friends lab coat, thanks Ryan, and I headed into the lab with 120 other students wearing white lab coats. (I fit right in...only I was the only girl with a lab coat that was 10 times to big!) I watched Matt insert an Amalgam filling into a plastic premolar in a dummy's permanently open mouth.
(not actual tooth)
It was pretty cool. I left while he finished up his requirement for the day and then I got to go back up and do some drilling!
I wasn't very good at it. The thought of doing that on real teeth in a real person's mouth is scary!! I am glad it is Matt training for this and not me. Good luck all you dental students; keep up the good work!