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OMS Reference Guide 1st Ed. 2007

Discussion in 'Dental Residents and Practicing Dentists' started by 3rdswizard, Feb 17, 2007.

  1. 3rdswizard

    3rdswizard none shall pass...
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    Today I received in the mail the new OMS Reference Guide 1st ed. It's nearly 300 pages, pocket sized and a long time in the making. All residents should get it and those that just matched will get one in July. Just make sure AAOMS has your information.

    At first glance it looks pretty good. Plus the cover can scare little kids...
     
  2. esclavo

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    I just received mine and have replaced the readers digest with it on the back of my toilet. My wife is going to think I am constipated by how much time I am going to be spending on the pot for the next couple of months.... nothing like nice engaging "toilet literature". I am convinced that it is a hidden-unused study time in which many things can be learned and they seem to stick.... the bad part is that there are probably lots of "interesting bugs" that can be cultured off that thing by the time it is read..... I'll loan mine out to anyone when I am done, just pm me :D :D
     
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    I just took a quick glance, but liked what I saw...
     
  4. GatorDMD

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    i thought it was sweet. Wish i had it last July though. Ah well, next year interns will have a better reference guide.
     
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    Diddo on the above comments.


    I like it very much. Couple of errors in it noticed as i parused it. Nothing serious though. I wish i had this thing when i was an intern. It would have saved many days of pain.
     
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    Now if there were only a book that could do the same for your patients...

    What errors?
     
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    As a 3rd year dental student, I want one of the reference guides too. It will be helpful to have such a concise booklet for externship and general learning purposes. How can I get one?
     
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    I believe you can buy the reference guide on the aaoms website under "e-shop". Just look in the cataloge. It's call OMS Reference Guide 1st ed. 2006". I believe this version covers the 2006-2007 academic year, and the new residents are receiving the 2007-2008 version. This should be the same as the 2007 version because the aaoms website says the reference guide will be updated every 3 years, so hopefully that's true. The website says the book is only available to residents and aaoms members, but I was able to order one and they already shipped it (so hopefully, gd-it, it's the right book).

    What the hell do I know, I'm just a junior in dental school.
     
  9. esclavo

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    thats the spirit...
     
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    I tried to order one through the AAOMS website, but they were going to charge me $999,999 since I'm not a member or resident.
     
  11. brycethefatty

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    Then you better pony up the cash if you really want . . .hell, that's what I did.

    You think paying that much for a small book is rough --- I heard, in residency, they cut your balls off if you ask more than three questions a day . . .
     
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    Become friends with a resident or a member and have them purchase you one.... rule number two in residency (right after-don't ask more than 3 questions per day).... think outside the box.....solve your own problems without having someone else have to do it for you......
     
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    Or break into Esclavo's bathroom. :D :D :D I want a copy too before this summer.
     
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    Okay, I won't be a dik . . . I just clicked on the box on the left side of the page that says "resident" and then ordered it --- it worked, so I figure if a cupcake like me can figure it out, anyone can
     
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    That's what I did. Just used the equity in my house.
     
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    its a great book, a must have
     
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    finally got mine yesterday, and have to say it's pretty darn comprehensive....i am impressed. Would have been handy if i had it last year...
     
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    I found an error in the Reference Guide today. Page 42 in the box for Prothrombin time should read " Measures extrinsic and common pathways" and the box below it should read "Measures intrinsic and common pathways".

    If you guys find any others, please post them...
     
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    you are right and 3rdswizzard is right that there is an error in the book but his post wasn't very clear. it confused me at first also.
     
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    For those of you who've went through the guide, is it only technical or is it also useful for match applications, info about the individual programs, etc.? I don't want to spend the money on it if it's useful only for those who've already matched.
     
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    I think you might be referring to the ASDA Postdoctoral Guides. They can be helpful for the matching process. The guide we are referring to is a reference guide for the practice of OMS.
     
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    pg 223 Graft Site Healing

    Plasmatic circulation (imbibition not inhibition) :bullcrap:

    pg 287 Electrolyte imbalance

    Potassium concentration of >5.5 mEq/L associated with V fib in 90% of patients :bullcrap:
     

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