Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Some mornings it just isnt' worth...

...gnawing through the straps...
-Emo Phillips

Good Heavens - a pair of extractions today took me nearly 90 minutes, as much due to difficulty of teeth (14,15) as to the patient whining about how much vicodin she had coming to her afterwards....

The two root canals I had today BOTH branched into accessory canals and other anatomic weirdness... (Hank; when was the last time you got a 13 w/ two??) and that took me forever. Now we're trying to change our computer system so the records are more accurate and so forth.

That's all well and good, but I'm FAST on the "slow" system I've been using for the last 2.5 years....! Well, such is progress. I keep telling the powers that be that the "new" system is going to make some peoples' jobs easier (data entry and collection) and other peoples' jobs harder (the dental department) so as long as they're prepared for decreased efficiency (at least in the short run), I'm ok with it.

Gotta go eat; hey, thanks for all the comments you guys! It really picked me up after a tough day. Also, see my comment to those comments... :) laters.

6 comments:

Dave L said...

I'm a 1st year dental student, and since we haven't gotten to oral surgery yet I was wondering what is it about extracting teeth that makes it so difficult. I haven't seen a tooth extraction yet, but evidently there's a lot more to know than 'take a pliers and pull'. In the National Dental Museum it said that some ancient dentists even used their hands to extract teeth so it must have taken a fair amount of skill or anyone could have done it.

Aprel said...

I am always glad to cheer someone up Nate! Good job hanging in there with the extraction! I absolutely love Napoleon! And Pedro too! "Your mom goes to college" Hope you are having a good day! Say hi to everyone for me!

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