I am in the second year of dental school. I was just wondering how other people at other schools are feeling. I feel it is a little harder. The first year was not as difficult as I felt it would be. Although with my background some of it was just review. I was a nuclear med tech for about 8 years, so I knew a lot of anatomy, pathology, etc. Has it become more competative between classmates or does everyone still help each other out? We have a pretty helpful class. It is exciting to begin to work on the manicans, and to actually hold the handpiece!! I feel like I am "beginning" to see a pinhole of light at the end of the tunnel. Well, just wanted to see how other schools are doing-hope to hear from you.