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good with hands and good at art?

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by applicant, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. applicant

    applicant Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 19, 2001
    To be an good dentist, does someone has to be really good with hands(such as making stuff with hands)? cuz I know that I suck with my hands and I can't handle to make something with really small, tiny stuff. Will this cause a problem to me being a competitive dentist? Or is hand skill something that can be acquired by practice?

    Also, I don't have a slight interest in art and I know that I am really bad at art. But I heard that dentistry is very closely related to art and that someone with good artistic skills will be a competitive(better) dentist than someone who isn't artistic at all(such as me). Will this non-artistic quality of me cause hard time for me to be a good dentist?

    I would appreciate any input.
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  3. LucidDreamer

    LucidDreamer Member 7+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2002
    Maybe you should consider research in the field of dentistry.
  4. UofM01

    UofM01 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Nov 21, 2001

    Do you know how to ride a bike? Do you think that before you knew how to ride that bike that you were actually saying to urself oh that looks easy? Of course not.
    IM sure that in dental school there will be some people that have more of a natural talent when working with their hands than others BUT everything requires practice. IF you really love dentistry than you already realize that it does involve working with your hands. You CAN practice to make your art look nicer thats for sure. <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> see im using my hands
  5. Beagle

    Beagle Meet BEAGLE 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2001
    I am also like you!! I suck with my hands...can barely draw a stick figure...
    However, I have wanted to be a dentist since I was in high school and want to fulfill this dream.
    I think that with lots of practice, you can be as good as anyone. It seems intimidating though huh? I know how you feel. I'm so afraid of art classes, but always went through them and did average. But towards the end of the classes, I definatly saw improvements in my drawings or the ceramics that I made...
    So i think the more you practice, the better a dentist you become. Don't let your lack of artistic ability scare you..
  6. Big_Poppa DDS

    Big_Poppa DDS Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Sep 29, 2001
    Sault Ste. Marie
    I think I was the probably one of the worst hand skilled people in my dental class when I first started ( or so I thought). Well, I made through dental school (finishing my clinical requirements next week). Attitude is everything. I think I did poorly in my first year of dental school because I thought that I had poor handskills. However, I did go in to the lab every weekend and practice, catch up on projects.

    On of my classmates told me that when He took a practical, he just went in with the attitude that he was the sh*%, and did well every time. When I started doing that I went from an F, to a C, to a B in my first year Practicals and A's and B's in my second year practicals.

    Just have confidence in yourself and practice and you should do fine. Good luck.

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