Wednesday, January 7, 2009


I have been worried about my upcoming clinical board exam, like you've been hearing about. Our instructors were very unclear about what we needed to be doing. My group worriedly brought our concerns to their attention, only to be pooh-poohed.

Evidently now, the instructors are VERY WORRIED about the lack of patients available for the exam. I don't think even 10% of my class has the patients they need. We have been told we are now responsible for finding our own patients. This makes it very difficult when I am not going to be anywhere near the school during business hours for another 9.5 weeks (the test is in 10 weeks).

Yesterday I found a patient with two perfect cavities. However, I feel very awkward asking to snatch away this patient from another hospital. I guess I better get aggressive and ask. (This patient has some psychiatric issues that made her less than an ideal patient anyway).

Anyway, if you have been putting off going to the dentist or know you have a few small cavities or periodontal disease, PLEASE let me know! If you could come in to the dental school for a free screening and xrays I would be very grateful. Leave a comment or email me and I will facilitate the process for receiving the care you need.

Thank you!

I need:
1 small cavity between back teeth
1 small cavity between the front teeth
1 patient with mild-moderate periodontal disease


Diana said...

I wish I lived there to help you out (assuming I fit any of the criteria). Good luck on your patient hunt.

Rachel Kerr said...

hey, I got a sibling who might have what you need. she could get free screening for this stuff, yeah? she would be great!

brenna said...

If I had one of those problems, I would come to you. Maybe you could start paying people to pretend...

shawn said...

Good luck with getting patients.. I know that it really sucks finding patients! I remember my boards.. so I will be thinking of you.. and I know some people in Iowa.. I could send out an email or 2 and let my friend who is a Dental Assistant in a public health clinic know.. just a though..

Jason, Kim, & Kallie said...

Hey!! remember the hole in my tooth.. well you can fix it if you want. I don't know if that helps you at all, but I would be happy to be your patient. I also need to do teeth whitening, do you do that? Call me.

Erin said...

Thanks for your support everyone! So far, I have found one patient. Yay! Shawn, if you want to send an email to your friend I could esp use some help in finding a perio pt. I can give you more info if needed.