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I am a little worried???

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Smiley412, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Smiley412


    Mar 9, 2008
    So I am going to be starting dental school in the fall and I have been noticing that my hands are a little shakey!!! It is worse when I drink coffee or anything that has caffeine. I am worried that my hands will be to shakey!! I am trying not to stress out too much but I would like to pursue a career in perio and know you need steady hands to perform most of the procedures. Do any of you have this problem or do you have some advice for me????:(
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  3. ldsmbhc

    ldsmbhc 2+ Year Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    See if changing your diet or getting more sleep and exercise will help. Also, don't drink a lot of caffeine and don't worry about specializing until you are in school especially with perio:D.
  4. youngmc27

    youngmc27 5+ Year Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    anyone can improvw their hand skills if they work at it. Less caffine may help though.
  5. Regmata

    Regmata Member Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Feb 29, 2004
    I was worried too, but it wasn't a big deal. Proper finger rests and some practice and you will be fine.
  6. PChemGrad

    PChemGrad I am a banana. 10+ Year Member

    Jun 29, 2006
    I've shown up to practicals hung over with very little sleep. I was shaking before the exams, and not feeling well. but once the practical started i was fine, and able to reduce the required amount on a crown prep.

    So overcoming a shake can be done. even if your hung over.
  7. Ething

    Ething Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2006
    dont drink coffee and try to relax before exams. i have this problem also and i found that when i calmed myself down i was much better. you will be fine.
  8. Joe70h8

    Joe70h8 New Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2006
    My shaking hands have been brought to my attention numerous times by one row instructor. While I think the shakes had more to do with drinking too much coffee and/or being a little freaked that the row instructor was focusing on my hands than any underlying issues, I did just fine in first year operative. Even on the days where I was aware that my hands were shaking, I was able to utilize proper finger rests and complete my preps just fine.

    I now know my limits in terms of coffee and try to avoid it all together or limit it on days I'll be in the lab.

    For you unfortunately, I don't think you'll be able to know if you have a "problem" until you get into the labs/clinics. I don't think you'll have any problems though.

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