Thursday, April 12, 2012

Last day of WSU clinic!

Wow. It's so weird to me that today is the last day of clinic. I am done seeing patients here. CRAZINESS. The day went smoothly. Both of my patients showed up. I saw my morning patient 3 months ago for SRP and it was really nice to see the improvement and see that he is actively trying to keep his teeth cleaner. We had a fabulous potluck lunch together with 13948173498 bags of chips. It was awesome.

My favorite line of clinic today:

Perry: What else do you need?
McCall: One more 1A patient.
Perry: Well, have Emily hop in your chair!

Very funny, Perry. :)

I can't believe I just have clinic check-out and my end-0f-year meeting with Professor Alexander on Monday. It's been an awesome program. It's been grueling and exciting, fun and awful at the same time. I'm so proud of us all for making it through!

We're done ladies!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Last VA day!

Today was my last day at the VA hospital! It was a really great day. I really didn't want to be there but I'm glad I did. All three of my patients that I saw were the nicest guys. It was a really fulfilling experience being able to talk with them while I cleaned their teeth. My last patient built some building down in Texas for .... wait for it.... the guy who OWNS Dr. Pepper. I was stoked. We bonded over our love for Dr. Pepper and how it is the nectar of the gods. Hahahaha. The VA has been a great learning experience for me. I'm glad that I had the opportunity to be there for a while.

Monday, April 9, 2012


I passed the National Board, LA written, and the clinical portion of WREB! There is much rejoicing! WOO HOO! Now I just have to wait to hear about Process of Care and take my LA clinical on April 19th. CRAZY! I'm so stoked to graduate I can't even explain it. FINALLY. No more school. Dream job licensure: almost obtained. WORD.

I do have to say... I'm not thrilled that we have to take a final for Professor Alexander's class. But it's the last thing that I need to do so I suppose I'll deal with it. :)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Soooooo tiredddddd

Holy moly. Today I am exhausted. I'm obviously really, REALLY ready to be done with school. This morning I saw a class 5. I finished at 9:05 a.m. Then the lovely CA Julie told me Mr. Solomon wanted me to see his friend who was a walk-in. So I saw him. He was a class 5. I finished at 10:00 a.m. Then I sat..... and sat.... and sat..... I'm getting faster so that's good but I hate sitting around in clinic waiting for lunch to come around or clinic to end in the afternoon.

One more week of clinic ladies! I have my last VA clinic next wednesday and then my last Weber clinic Thursday. Then I just impatiently wait for graduation to roll around. Then I impatiently wait for Weber to post my diploma on my transcript. Then I grab my transcript, high tail it to DOPL, and impatiently wait to get my license. THEN... I impatiently wait to find a job. Sounds.... fun? Lots of impatience.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

NCUR clinic day

This morning I saw a class 2 patient and then scooted off to NCUR to present our research. It was an interesting experience. This afternoon I saw a lady with just her lower anteriors. She is trying to hold on to them. Hopefully she'll be more diligent with her home care. I went over OHI with her a bunch. I am officially done with PEs and quad requirements! All I need left is one more Arestin experience. I was going to do it yesterday at the VA but they are out of Arestin. Boo! It feels good to almost be done!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Productive day

Today was a good day. In the morning my patient was a class 4 but I already saw one so I gave him to Tori. I saw her class 5 instead. I was able to do injections on the class 4 though so now I only need 1 more! Woo!

In the afternoon, I saw a 1A and a 1B. The 1A was super easy. The 1B was easy too. I was able to do a sealant and air-powder polish on the 1B. He was a 15 year old boy... that wanted to go on a date with me. Sheesh. Apparently I really do look like I'm 16. Hahahaha. Yikes.

Monday, March 12, 2012


Sing praises! Our lovely Julie came in to me today while I was being an oral pathology TA and said, "Hey, i just found you a board patient." EEEEEEEEEEEEEK! So exciting. So I booked it out of there (Sorry Perry) and took x-rays on her and checked her calculus. She is the nicest lady. I have complete faith that she will show up AND she doesn't need local anesthesia. It all fell into place perfectly. I am so full of gratitude. I love that we all try to help each other out through this program. I love you girls!