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For whatever reason i never learned how to properly draw and i figured that many of the skills needed for dentistry could be closely related to drawing ability. I was wondering if there were others who had similar concerns but over came this challenge though dental school.

I never really had a problem in other dexterity related activities (such as guitar, fencing, lock picking ....). Perhaps there are exercises i could practice to get a leg up on this.
 

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i wonder if they ever have items that call people out on their dexterity skills. i hope they have an electric guitar hidden in the room. i'd play the crazytrain solo:thumbup:
 

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i wonder if they ever have items that call people out on their dexterity skills. i hope they have an electric guitar hidden in the room. i'd play the crazytrain solo:thumbup:

I would go with Classical gas all the way!! I sometimes wonder if the only reason i memorized that song was becuase it sounded liked medieval diarrhea. Although I foresee them giving out of tune guitars just to see the reactions.
 

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For whatever reason i never learned how to properly draw and i figured that many of the skills needed for dentistry could be closely related to drawing ability. I was wondering if there were others who had similar concerns but over came this challenge though dental school.

I never really had a problem in other dexterity related activities (such as guitar, fencing, lock picking ....). Perhaps there are exercises i could practice to get a leg up on this.

I have another type of concern. I am a lefty trained to write with right hand. I remember that at some interviews I was asked if I am lefty or not. I answered no but my fear is that I'll find out I can't hold a high-speed or pull a tooth with my right hand :confused: . I don't know. I literally do half things with my left hand and the other half with my right. Like I can only hold chopsticks with my right hand, but I can only brush my teeth with my left hand. I never know which hand is capable of what unless I try both.

So my questions are: do schools have a limited number of units for lefty people? Are the instruments for lefties different from the regular ones? Or am I just worrying too much :eek: ?
 

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I would say dentistry is closeer to sculpture than to drawing...Im absolutly terrible at drawing, but I love scuplture...and I can cut a pretty good prep (for not ever being in D-school at least...and its on a typodont but same thing).
 

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If you have the dexterity to play the guitar, you'll be fine.

And to the lefty, most tools are not specific to your handedness. You may just have to find a lefty assistant, that's all.
 

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yeah dont worry..i am one person too who fears of my dexterity skills...but i plan on just working hard
 

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I have another type of concern. I am a lefty trained to write with right hand. I remember that at some interviews I was asked if I am lefty or not. I answered no but my fear is that I'll find out I can't hold a high-speed or pull a tooth with my right hand :confused: . I don't know. I literally do half things with my left hand and the other half with my right. Like I can only hold chopsticks with my right hand, but I can only brush my teeth with my left hand. I never know which hand is capable of what unless I try both.

So my questions are: do schools have a limited number of units for lefty people? Are the instruments for lefties different from the regular ones? Or am I just worrying too much :eek: ?

Hehe that's so funny. I'm just like that. I thought I was the only weird one. I never know what to say when people ask which hand I use.
 

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I have another type of concern. I am a lefty trained to write with right hand. I remember that at some interviews I was asked if I am lefty or not. I answered no but my fear is that I'll find out I can't hold a high-speed or pull a tooth with my right hand :confused: . I don't know. I literally do half things with my left hand and the other half with my right. Like I can only hold chopsticks with my right hand, but I can only brush my teeth with my left hand. I never know which hand is capable of what unless I try both.

So my questions are: do schools have a limited number of units for lefty people? Are the instruments for lefties different from the regular ones? Or am I just worrying too much :eek: ?

lefty, righty, doesn't matter. There's a handful of lefties in our class, and our Operatives professor is lefty.
 

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lefty, righty, doesn't matter. There's a handful of lefties in our class, and our Operatives professor is lefty.

Whew, I was starting to get worried there...I am about as left-handed as you can get; don't do anything with my right.
 

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I dont htink my dexterity skills are great at all. But I know plenty of dentists who made it through with terrible hands at the start of D school. There is always oral surgery!
 

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well i improved my dexterity by doing certain... things... with my fingers... if you know what i mean... i think you do. i play the bass. jeez, what'd you people think i meant? dirty, dirty, dirty... :D
 
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