Wednesday, May 12, 2010

44 hours of clinic later...

This means that we've completed the equivalent of about three weeks of clinic, including CA and RE duties. By the second weekend, the students have shown that they've adapted and adjusted to the new clinic environment, evidenced by their improved results. I was most pleased with that. The longer hours and more difficult client classifications provided me ample opportunities to observe the students. This helped me immensely in identifying clearly where there needs are. For the first year students who are reading this, do not underestimate the value of having strong fundamental skills of debridement. All of the students realize that without it, it becomes an onerous task to work in this environment and progress will be slow. Their affective, cognitive, and organizational skills are highly utilized here and everyone is performing beyond expectations.

Dr. Greg Grillo and his staff will be joining us on Saturday and we are excited to meet and work with all of them. The students will be able to apply their local anesthetic skills while he is with us which will come in handy with some of our patients.

Getting ready to go to the Secondaria school in about 45 minutes so will upload pics later. Bye for now.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a positive experience. Have a blast today with you new dental comrades. It should be another great day for all of you. Jacquie