It was three days of seeing patients with a variety of conditions, under a challenging environment, but the students rose to the occasion. We tried to complete them all, but time was limited so we did the best we could and addressed the areas that are of most need. Unfortunately, we were unable to provide local anesthesia, to honour our BC restricted practice mandate.
Tomorrow, we begin another gruelling three days. The set-up was quicker the second time around. The students/graduates are now acclimatized to the process. Am excited about the prospect of seeing more, doing more, discovering more, and being challenged during the next session of clinic days. We are lucky to have esteemed and capable instructors like Tika Brown and Shelley Melissa join us this year. Their assistance and guidance to all have been invaluable.
|Only a short ride to the community centre.|
|Where do things go?|
|Our "clean" table|
|Our dental unit.|
|All students worked in pairs and rotated partners. There was always someone who worked alone because of our odd numbers.|
|Setting up in unison.|
|Starting to look like a real dental clinic...;-)|
|The team is ready to go! Thank you Entreamigos for lending us the sports room.|