So, maybe I’m just depressed about a 200 Philippine Peso typhodont I’ve spent today for nothing… or maybe because a lot of unhappy things are compiling and loves driving me crazy. But whatever, I’m still ranting.
Let me start with my clinical requirements. The great College of Dentistry of the University of the East decided to add 12 clinic points in clinic 2 and 17 clinic points in clinic 3, both on pediatric department, starting it in our batch. It doesn’t seem like that much of an addition if you’ll look at it, but considering the lack of clinic chairs in this department, lack of clinical supervisors, 4th year bullies, and the like… feels like real hell if you ask me. And finding pedo patients ain’t as easy as how it looks. The college is trying to fit 32s, 41s, and 42s in 19 chairs per working time (76 slots per day, minus 19 because of late CS). We’re approximately 270+ clinicians trying to get a chair. And among those 270 clinicians are some horrendous 4th years (I’m not referring to every 4th years, mind you) who loves to bully the 3rd years. We understand that you, guys, are trying to graduate on time, but so are we! You, guys, did not have additional 29 clinic points, you got your fair 2 summer clinic opportunities (we won’t, since we’re transferring to the new building), you were allowed to work in advance (i.e. perio routine, perio surgery, 2nd and 3rd RCT cases, etc.) but we don’t due to the new clinic ‘hassle’ pass. It is not our fault that some of you didn’t utilize those privileges well, so stop harassing us as if it’s our fault. Play. Fair.
I will have a special paragraph about bullies, just because. Although it doesn’t seem like I get bullied and all, cause I always look triumphant, I still feel that I am. I always turn out being the bitch despite the cruelty I get from people (haha). For example, an incident occurred in the Oral Medicine department. A 4th year will work after me as she reminded me constantly throughout my working period, I was trying my best to do it fast for her. When my time was done, I haven’t started with pulp extirpation. I asked my CS if I could dismiss my patient already so the next clinician could work, but the CS refused since I can’t do that. I tried to find a chair for the incoming clinician, but it’s impossible so I decided to work fast instead. The incoming clinician went to me mad that I haven’t evacuated from my (technically, hers already) chair yet, I told her what the CS has told me, but she remained mad and saying stuff I couldn’t even hear over the loud voices in the department. I didn’t say a word since she’s furious and I thought that clinic is really stressing her and I’m in front of my patient. The clinician wasn’t contented, she went back to me yelling things like, “pinagmukha mo akong tanga dito nakatayo, sana sinabi mo sa ‘kin, blah blah.” I got disrespected by her choice of words and gave in to my inner demons (haha, I’m not a saint, okay? And the least thing I could tolerate is disrespect), I worked a little longer than normal, taking my time so she won’t be able to work on time. After all the trouble trying to provide her a chair, she still acted that way to me. The CS went to me and said that she found the clinician a chair so I could work longer. But after I did pulp extirpation, I still gave up my chair to some other 4th year clinician still in need. Outside the department, I told a friend of what happened, because duh, then some dude who’s friends with the war freak heard me. And like a little girl, he went to the war freak clinician saying God-knows-what. So, obviously, you can’t make that lady shut up, she went to me saying inaccurate things… but during that time, I was hyped that I’ve finally started my first RCT case, so, I couldn’t really absorb what she was trying to say. And after a few days, I thought that, that incident was over, news have been spreading of how much of a bitch I am because of that incident. Well, how great is that? Haha. I have numerous other stories to tell but, what the heck, this one’s my favorite because it turned me into a one-hit wonder.
Not really the photo of the incident haha, but this is my favorite patient in my favorite color. :)
Let’s get out of clinics… I’m pretty depressed over this one the most. Our UE-DHT booth will soon vanish. Soon, as in, next sem. We will be transferring to a new building and the university didn’t provide us a room. That booth houses everything, from the surgery instruments we use during dental missions, to the great memories where almost all members have shed their tears because of clinics, heartaches, stress, etc. Every corner in that booth is special to me, it is literally my home. It is where I get nursed whenever I’m sick, where I learn the lectures whenever I get a hard time understanding it from the professors, where I give service in selling dental materials for the other clinicians in need and in hurry, where my bag is housed when the clinic area and the library shoves it away, where I rest my eyes and body whenever it couldn’t handle the load of school works, etc. Why, UE? Why have you forsaken me? Us? Ugh. :/
So here we are after our general cleaning. Look how cute our Christmas themed room is. :”)
I wasn’t touching the tip :)) Camera angle.
The macroglossic Bebegurl Bianca as Bebegurl Jhoey’s patient in anesthesiology class.
With one happy patient during a dental mission.
Good bloody job, Raia!
Service for everyone, anyone.
With THE Dr. Bautista. He seems like a different person in his army suit.
My first complete denture patient.
This sem has been awfully boring with the slightest hint of stress. The only highlight of this sem is my surgery requirement for my Oral Surgery subject. We were required to do 5 selected cases of simple exodontia or closed extraction technique and 1 case of more complicated exodontia or open extraction technique. I did God knows how much simple exos during my dental missions already, so, when I did it in school it was really a no-biggie… so no photos for simple exo. HAHA. Nag-explain lang ako why I don’t have a photo.
So these are the highlights, hahaha
My patient in the afternoon ditched me, so as Kuya Kris’s. So, we decided to do some adrenaline junkie-ish activity since we were both bored. I did an odontect (extraction of a tooth) on Kuya Kris’s super duper sound, perfectly aligned and positioned upper left third molar. I could say that this is the main highlight of all my surgery experiences considering that the tooth wasn’t a bother and is perfectly sound and we were just bored lunatics to extract it… and it’s an upper third molar for christ’s sake. HAHAHA. Did a figure of 8 suture so he could smoke and whatnot, how bout that? HAHAHAHA. And about the photo, my headcap fell off my head from laughing and the one who placed it couldn’t place it right cos he was laughing himself as well. Okay, you get it, we were laughing all through out the procedure.
It was also my first time to do an open flap technique which psyched and scared me at the same time. Thanks to Bebegurl Jhoey for being my great assistant, working with her made me less anxious when I was doing the procedure :D
Soooo, I’m not really exactly sure whether I’m going to pass my surgery subject or not, but my fingers are crossed… tightly. But I ended this sem with so much knowledge (my professor in surgery is, like, the greatest) and I did a total of 14 exos (which I’m hoping to getting it credited for my clinical requirements) with no help from any agent. All my patients were my regular patients since last summer.
The theme was Wild, Wild West and I went as an Indian :)
To end the program, there were special awards and I got the theme award—Ms. Wild, Wild West. Yay! Other than that, my team won second place in the team building. Bianca and Carlo’s team won first place. Jhoey got some leadership award! Talk about bagging that night’s awards.
A fellow indian! Kinakapatid talaga kita! haha
Modeled with my Bebegurls after the fellowship night.