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Seniors (D4) - What Do You Have Left?

Discussion in 'Dental' started by Yah-E, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. Yah-E

    Yah-E Toof Sniper
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    To my fellow Seniors (D4), what procedures do you have left, then you're officially done with dental school?

    I'll go first:

    Removable Prosthodontics:
    2 RPDs
    1 RPD competency
    1 complete set (upper & lower) full-denture competency

    Fixed Prosthodontics:
    1 unit of crown
    1 unit of crown senior competency
    1 cast post & core
    1 3-unit bridge

    Periodontics:
    SRP Reevaluation competency

    Restoratives:
    10 more restorations (doesn't matter what type or number of surfaces)

    Endodontics:
    2 more teeths (can be anteriors, premolars, or molars)
    1 tooth competency (can be anteriors, premolars, or molars)

    NOTES:
    - We don't have any OMFS and Pedo procedural requirements, just rotations
    - I need to do all of the above next semester in conjunction with NBDE II and WREB to worry about (roughly only 4 months of clinic time)
    - I've completed all my prophies, SRPs, and Perio. Maintainences (hopefully, no more Perio procedures for me ever again!)

    Alright, anyone else? Who's done? Who's almost done? Who's not even close to be done (like me)? :D
     
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  3. Pi__Guy1

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    Removable Prosthodontics:
    2 RPDs
    3 arches complete set (upper & lower) full-denture---completed

    Fixed Prosthodontics:
    4 unit of crown ----2 completed
    1 cast post & core ---completed
    1 bridge -----completed (1 3-unit, 1 5-unit)

    Periodontics:
    SRP ---completed

    Restoratives:
    2 of each Class....minimum 35 procedures (completed)

    Endodontics:
    5 endos (1 must be molar endo) ---- 3 completed

    OMFS:
    1 extraction competency ----completed
    1 Nitrous competency

    Pedo:
    1 Class II, 20? sealants, 2 emergency and other crap ---mostly all completed


    NOTES:
    I'm pretty much almost done except for 2 more endos and the 2 RPD in progress.

    Our production has to be $14,000 to graduate which isn't a problem at all. I'm already at $12,000.

    Hopefully I'll be done by March so I can concentrate on all the crap w/ Wrebs

    good luck to all the 4th years...we're almost done!
     
  4. ItsGavinC

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    All, do those requirements extend throughout your D3 and D4 years, or are those requirements that were implemented in your senior year only, thereby giving you only one year to complete them?
     
  5. Yah-E

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    At Nova, you'll receive a list of all requirements when you enter clinic beginning of 3rd year. So you have two years to complete everything. Some procedures will have deadlines like "you must finish this by this semester" type of thing.
     
  6. ItsGavinC

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    Gotcha, that's what I had suspected.
     
  7. 12YearOldKid

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    PiGuy, Are you saying that you only have to do 4 single crowns and a bridge to graduate?
     
  8. Pi__Guy1

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    Yup! but most people do more than 4 crowns...b/c in most cases 5 endos = 5 crowns. as far as bridges, it's pretty hard to find a patient willing to pay $$ for a bridge vs. an implant....


    Gavin: the rpd and endos are 2 year requirements...the others are senior requirements.
     
  9. kerrydds06

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    I'm done with graduation requirements :)
    For my perio minor i need to do 2 more surgeries.
    For next semester I need the points( could just do cleanings and get them if i wanted but I'm focusing on 3 tough cases I have)

    I've been planning this since sophmore year and am right on target. 21 weeks left and i have my autonomy back.
     
  10. esalamon

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    Man, I'm jealous of the four crown requirement. Over here, third year we have to do five units, and fourth year we have to do 21 units of crown and bridge.
     
  11. ItsGavinC

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    That essentially the same boat I'm in. It shouldn't be difficult to obtain though. I have classmates that have already done 20+ units. I'm on the shorter side of that number.
    :D
     
  12. ItsGavinC

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    Wowzers, only 5 total endos and 2 RPDs? You must have a fairly young patient population. In our senior-drenched environment, we complete those requirements in 2 months. I'm actually very envious of the RPD requirement. Endo doesn't bother me, but RPD....grrrrrrrr.
     
  13. ItsGavinC

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    One final thing I thought of (sorry to hijack the thread with all my responses), but I'm reminded of why being in an inaugural class rules. The admins have a fairly minimal idea of how much should actually be required of us (given our fees and our patient population), so our "requirements/competencies" will change as time goes on based on how the average student does.

    We are supposed to have 100 pedo "experiences" (whatever that means), but we have absolutely 0 pedo patients, so I'm sure that everybody will finish their pedo requirements regardless of what they've actually done.
     
  14. deeyala

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    ok, as if i don't feel like i am lagging behind enough already..

    3 rpd's and 2 complete dentures.... working on 3 of those

    15 restorations

    12 units as fixed pros.. (anything provided one is post and core).. working on 3 of them

    6 endo cases

    finished 4 out of 20 pedo cases..

    and 2 out of 14 Xray films

    these are only my senior requirements and yes, i have been sleeping since the begining of this semester :D
     
  15. Yah-E

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    Removable Prosthodontics:
    2 RPDs - 1 in progress, 1 to be started (have the patient)
    1 RPD competency - to be started (have the patient)
    1 complete set (upper & lower) full-denture competency - in progress, should be delivered by the end of this month

    Fixed Prosthodontics:
    1 unit of crown - in progress
    1 unit of crown senior competency - to be started tomorrow (1/9/06)
    1 cast post & core - in progress
    1 3-unit bridge - in progress

    Periodontics:
    SRP Reevaluation competency - to be started (have the patient)

    Restoratives:
    6 more restorations (doesn't matter what type or number of surfaces) - 2 more to be done tomorrow (1/9/06)

    Endodontics:
    2 more teeths (can be anteriors, premolars, or molars) - still need patient(s)
    1 tooth competency (can be anteriors, premolars, or molars) - still need patient)

    Ladies and Gents, I'm getting closer and I can smell it! My goal is to finish all my clinical/graduation requirements by April 2006 leaving one month to do whatever I want!
     
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    Well, with only 7 weeks remaining until graduation, here are my updates:

    Oral Surgery Dept: one more week of rotation
    Perio Dept: Finished
    Prostho Dept: 3-unit bridge (in progress), 2 more units of fixed (an implant crown and cast post & core both in progress), 2 more RPDs (both in progress)
    Endo Dept: Finished
    Restorative Dept: Finished
    Pedo Dept: Finished
    Ortho Dept: Finished
    Community Dentistry Dept: Finished
    Radiology Dept: Finished
    Emergency Dentistry Dept: Finished

    If all goes well, I should be completely finished by the end of April! Cutting it close, but I believe I'll make it! No "super senior" for me hopefully! :D

    Anyone else? Are you guys close or are you already finished?
     
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    i haev seven more weeks remaining until my finals.. and then graduation is going to be mid-july..
    it's a loooooooooooooong year


    almost done:what i have left
    doing my last partial and i think i'll start an extra upper and lower denture for practice

    and still 1 post, and working on 2 bridges (3 units each)

    5 more restorations

    5 more RC's

    i thought it would look worse:
    two things i am worried about though: 1)endo requirements - i spend ages on preparation 2)studying, studing and studing: i am freaking out
     
  18. Yah-E

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    Deeyala:

    Where do you go to dental school?
     
  19. DcS

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    I have taken and passed the NC State Board Exam:)

    In school I have:

    1 RPD to deliver

    (got it back from the lab last week with a note apologizing to me since they broke a clasp polishing it. May have to start over)

    2 crowns that are in-lab to deliver

    Once I finish those in the next 2 weeks or so, I have to take part 2 which is in a week and a half.

    I will be done with dental school completely around March 20th having passed all national and state board exams :p I'll then basically have 2 months off to do whatever before graduation, then another 1.5 months off before my residency.

    Ahh life is good :thumbup:
     
  20. ItsGavinC

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    Go Valplast. :D
     
  21. Yah-E

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    Prostho Dept: 3-unit bridge (delivery tomorrow), 1 more RPD (in progress)

    My last RPD which is a competency will be my last graduation requirement to complete. Only one month remaining, I'll be cutting it close!

    For those of you don't know, the process of making a RPD takes forever:
    1) Send out for metal framework fabrication = greater than one-week in time
    2) Send out for final product fabrication = add another 7-10 business days

    Just in the lab phase, it totals around 3 weeks!

    Steps for RPD w/o distal extensions:

    Clinical Appointment
    1) Preparation of rest seats
    2) Final impression

    Lab Phase
    3) Pour cast
    4) Design cast (based on previous approved/treatment planned design)
    5) Send out for metal framework fabrication (wait over a week)

    Clinical Appointment
    6) When framework comes back - framework try-in to insure fit (adjust metal framework accordingly)

    Lab Phase
    7) If framework fits, then set teeth

    Clinical Appointment
    8) Once teeth are set (waxed on framework), try-in #2 to verify centric (adjust teeth accordingly)

    Lab Phase
    9) Once centric has verified, then send RPD out for final fabrication (Lab Phase - wax will be replaced with acrylic, again wait will be over a week)

    Clinical Appointment
    10) When final RPD comes back - Delivery! (adjust occlusion accordingly)
    11) Further adjustment(s) if required (potential more future appointments)

    As you can see, to make one damn RPD, I need to make at least 4 separate appointments!
     
  22. ca_dreamin'

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    I hear you with the frustration over the time it takes to do an RPD.

    One comment, at our school, we actually have even more than the 4 appointments you described...
    We also have to make an altered cast for any distal extension RPDs.
    Finally, when the RPD is seated, we also have to have the patient come back for a 24 and 72 hour check...if they don't...no credit. Hmmm....no wonder people get stressed trying to finsih requirements!

    I'm just finishing my third year, so I guess I should be happy that I am getting most of my removable out of the way this year...but I have done very little as far as fixed.....
     
  23. Yah-E

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    That's why I stated above that my example was for a RPD w/o distal extensions!

    As far as the recall check ups, we have a 24 hr requirement, but very flexible.
     
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    Did you alll hear about the UB students cheating on NDBE part II...clinical requirements are the last of their worries. What a bunch of dumb ass's
     
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    err cheating.. whats the point??
     
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    no care to share the story?
     
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    A few students got busted using some electronic sources and the ADA is reviewed the tapes from the testing center. Also the ADA will never let them take Part II again, meaning no license.
     
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    Wow, thats worth the extra few points they could have received. :rolleyes:
     

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