Saturday, February 8, 2014

end of a beginning: preclinic done.

This is it. We are completely DONE with preclinic as of this week. One year in the basement learning how to make teeth prep’s and provisionals and wax-up’s and everything- completed.

manual donez

Now we move onto clinic starting with June. I’m going to be a dentist-in-training! I am going to have my own patients and I’m going to be treatment planning and all that jazz. I can’t believe it. Third and fourth years are going to be amazing. I know these years will have their own (different) challenges but I am so thankful that I made it this far.

casts models

As for Penn tradition, our class put together a toast & roast GRD skit. It is on Youtube- it’s so well made and I laughed SO SO SO much. We have such a talented class! Never have I ever had such a fun time in B60 in our dear dental school basement.

So here we are.

We got our clinic assignments, wrapped up our DAU (assisting) class, and are getting psyched up. This was a HUGE dental school milestone and I thought about how many hours I spent in that lab: Friday nights, Saturday mornings, weekday nights until midnight… And somehow we made it!

And as I am touching down on these HUGE milestones in my dental career, I remember this verse:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

It wasn’t me that made it here- everything in His grace.