Tooth Fairy In The Making

Friday, August 31, 2007

Mystery of The Missing Lipgloss

I brought my favourite lipgloss out with me when I went out 2 weeks ago and have been searching for it in my entire room since then.

I searched the bag that I brought to the party. Nope.

I searched my uni bag. Nope.

I searched my other uni bag. Nope.

I searched my file. Nope.

I searched my entire makeup case. Nope.

I searched my entire makeup corner. Nope.

I cleaned up my entire room in the hopes of reuniting with it. Nope.

I almost gave up.

Then it dawned on me - I brought a different bag to the party that night. 2. weeks. later.

I'm such an idiot sometimes.


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dental Ball

I've signed up for the dental ball this year. I figured after stuffing my face with 24 bars of chocolate, I my as well reap the fruits of my labor.

So I took out the dress that I am intending to wear today just know, see how it looks.

I look like an overstuffed turkey.

Must go on crash diet right now.



My favourite part of seeing a patient - telling them how to have a fantabulously clean and sparkling mouth.

See, I really understand that it's not easy. Really. We tell them to brush their teeth twice a day, floss while you're at it, use interdental brushes when you have periodontal disease and use superfloss with their bridges. Ohhh, and you can only use a soft toothbrush. And brush in tiny tiny circles, 10 times per tooth!

If they had that kind of motivation, they wouldn't be coming to us with 10mm pocket depths to begin with.


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

That's What Girls Do

When I went to get my agenda, my close friend came with me. At that point, I had not made up my mind about which series to get.

Me: I can't decide! Vernis? Epi? Damier? Multicolore? Monogram?
Friend: If you want to impress, go for Vernis.
Me: But but... it's so hard to maintain!
Friend: Fine. Epi then.
Me: Epi? Really? Epi? :S
Friend: Whatever it is, don't get that one. (pointing at one of the remaining possibilities)
Me: Why not?
Friend: Because she has that as a bag.
Me: Oh...she. So what? (she being a girl we all heartily dislike)
Friend: You have the same agenda as her bag? Eeww...your call Dental Girl. It's me or the agenda.

Sigh... I bet all the girls understand and all the guys are


Monday, August 27, 2007


I got a little out of hand. I chose to sit in front of the computer and go through:

1. Half a 250g bar of Cadbury Fruit and Nut
2. Half a bag of 250g Smith's Barbecue Crinkle Chips.
3. Quarter of a box of Nutrigrain.
4. 3 Tim Tams.

This is on top of my lunch and dinner.

The remorse!!!!



Sunday, August 26, 2007

Because We're A TEAM

My friend was ushering at church today and therefore I decided to go to show her my support.

Yes, I do not go to church all that often nowadays. Shall not go into the details about why.

Anyway, the sermon was about working in a team - which was when I realized that I'm not really much of a team player. Because it's all about being a fantabulously good and nice person, and I don't think I have what it takes.

Trust - One must trust one's team members, because a person can't always do things themselves. Thing is, I find it hard to just let go and trust someone, without having a few safety nets. I guess it's something I have to work on.

Empathy - The only thing I think I have out of the 4 traits. Even then, I think I could work on my listening skills.

Accomodation - Accomodate people's differences and wonderfully diverse personalities. But really, what if it's an obnoxious creep who just wants to be right all the time? What then?? There's only so much one can take!

Mission - Every team has to have the same goal. I wonder if we know what we're heading towards sometimes.

I have concluded I really need to work on my teamwork skills. Shall start by trying to be more accomodating.

That's just plain difficult.


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Anonymous Source

So apparently an anonymous person said that chicks in my dental school dress up incredibly well to clinics because of their innate fear of being left on the shelf. Suddenly, it's a race to the finish line to snap up a guy before it's too late.

I agree that many girls go to uni looking almost like supermodels. Their hair is perfect, their face is perfect and their clothes are perfect - even when it's freezing in winter. However, to say the reason behind their dressing up is the above suggestion is not entirely true. After all, some people just want to look pretty. Is that wrong?

I would personally say I don't dress up for uni. I have a grand total of 4-5 tops that I wear day in day out and maybe 3 pairs of pants, as well as a token pair of jeans that I wear during non clinic days.

Because honestly, to look that perfect daily when most lectures start at 8am is just too much of a chore for me.

"You've hit jackpot Dental Girl. That's why you're still single! Hahahahaha!"

So be it.


Friday, August 24, 2007


Spent a good hour or so on a park bench in full sunshine. Can't remember the last time I did that.

I can't wait for spring.


Thursday, August 23, 2007

'Tis The Season...

Everyone seems to be breaking up.

It's strange how people that you thought would be together forever end up telling you the dreaded words.

It didn't work out. It didn't feel like the right thing. I guess I never really knew who she was. There's just too many things that in the end just made it not worth while. I need my space.

The list goes on.

I have never had a really bad break up - I was never in a relationship long enough to feel what it's like. Yet I know the feeling of heartbreak too well from an unrequited love point of view. I can only assume a breakup would be tenfold of what I felt.

The vacuum of loneliness when suddenly the days stretch on into eternity, with just you and your misery. And the memory of what the person was like - is like.

To all those who are in that vacuum right now - I hope you feel better soon.

One day soon, the sky will seem blue again. If not today, then tomorrow.

I am sure of it.


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Louis Vuitton Epi Leather Red Agenda

After years of yearning, I finally bought what I have been waiting for - the Epi leather agenda in red.

It was met with disapproving remarks.

"So, you consider that one of your achievements now?"

"Don't you ever feel that your money could be so much better spent elsewhere?"

It still hurts me even though it has happened to me every time I purchase another one of my penchants. However, I can only say that I do not have to justify what I do.

That's just one of the things that Dental Girl does.


Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Who's Throwing The Tantrum Now?

I know my posts lately have been more like copious amounts of whinging from me.

I can't help it.

My crown and bridge patient just announced that she would be going on holiday for 6 months in 2 weeks' time - effectively meaning that all the work I have done was pretty much for nothing.

The nurse of the day wasn't the greatest either. Why am I using Ketac Cement? If I have Ketac Cement, why do I have Durelon in my bay too? What's my pattern resin on the clean table instead of the mixing bench? Why do I need Lentulo Spirals for? Do I know Durelon has a 1 minute setting time? (right after my demonstrator just informed me it was five. Liar)

So she wasn't in a good mood. Go into a dark corner and sulk instead of asking me completely pointless questions. If I broke some holy golden rule of infection control, fair enough. All I did was just do my own thing - with completely plausible reeasoning behind them. Does she think I want to stock up my own secret stash of Ketac Cement and Lentulo Spirals or something??

Things didn't go well in the Paedo Lab either. Suffice it to say it ended with me throwing my rubber dam, frame and all on the floor, concluding I hated dentistry.

People say I take things too personally and I'm too sensitive. I guess that's kinda true.

Will attempt to stop complaining.


Monday, August 20, 2007

My Eftpos Card

So I didn't know that Eftpos cards could even expire.

I assumed it's just something that works until you close down the account or the card just stops working. Apparently not.

It expired end of July and it's almost the end of August now and I have yet to receive my replacement. I feel like a fish out of water without it. It just feels strange to perpetually not have a backup plan whenever I go out. Also, it pretty much makes it impossible for me to shop.

As the days pass, my patience wears thin.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

In My Own World

I must be a very self absorbed person.

A friend had broken up with his girlfriend at least a good 3 weeks ago and I just found out about it.

How could I not have known or realized that he wasn't his normal self? Instead all I did was worry about my own little things, my own thoughts, my own life.

Will attempt to be more sensitive towards what's going on around me.


Saturday, August 18, 2007

You Poor Rich Diastema-ed Boy

I have this theory that someone who doesn't smile an open smile either:

1. Has something to hide.
2. Has poor self esteem.
3. has bad teeth.

Of course, some may argue that some people look better with a closed smile and therefore prefer taking photos that way. Whatever - I stick by my principle.

Anyway. An acquaintance has a 3-4mm diastema between his upper central incisors. And he always smiles a close smile.

Him: So, do you think that as a dentist you could go out with a guy with bad teeth?
Me: Define bad. Bad as in caries ridden bad, or bad alignment bad?
Him: Alignment bad.
Me: Oh well, with modern orthodontics and cosmetic solutions, it's no big deal. Stuff like that is completely solvable.
Him: What about a gap between one's two front teeth?
Me: Completely solvable.
Him: Do you know the old wives' tale about having a gap between one's teeth?
Me: No?
Him: How could you? You're a dentist and you don't know old wives' tales?
Me: *blink* Am I supposed to?
Him: Well, a gap is meant to mean that the person will be rich one day.
Me: ...Right. So when my patients come in asking me to close their diastema, I'm ultimately rendering them poor?
Him: Well, not really. But yeah, that's the saying. I believe in it.
Me: ...Okay.
Him: Anyway, I'm really comfortable with my gap. Plus, people think I'm good looking anyway. So even with the option of closing it, I wouldn't.
Me: ...Okay.


1. I'm studying to get a Bachelor's Degree of Dental Science. Science. Not folklore, not old wives' tale. Science. Forgive me for not learning about what old wives say.

2. Let's pretend for one second that we do know about face reading. I've heard that feng shui interpretations of it is that one wouldn't be able to retain the money they earn due to gaps between their teeth.

3. If you were really comfortable with your gap, I'm pretty sure you'd smile an open smile. After all, you just said you were a open and honest person.

4. Yeah, you're hot. I'm dying to go out with you.

Tell this bullshit to some other person who actually believes you. I think you should start with someone who doesn't fix teeth for a living.


That's What Girls Do

You ask me why I change the color of my hair yeah,
You ask me why I need thirty two pairs of shoes to wear,
You seem to ask me why I got a lot of things it's just a chick thing,
You ought to let it go and try to understand but you don't have a clue:

That's what girls do,
They keep you guessing the whole day through,
Play your emotions push all your buttons it's true,
That's what girls do.

- No Secrets

Friday, August 17, 2007

Taking Stock

My weekdays are so busy that I don't have time to think about how I actually essentially have no life. But when the weekend comes it hits me full force.

I. Have. No. Life.


Guilt Trips

I swore I would never let anybody guilt trip me to do anything again. The test came today.

New Friend: So, show me some of your photos!
Me: Well, they're all on Facebook. You can check them out there. Just join and add me.
New Friend: I don't join these things. They just clog up your email box.
Me: Well, they're all there.
New Friend: Come on, send some photos to me through MSN!
Me: I can't be bothered.
New Friend: You're not interested to get to know me more, are you?
Me: Now, why would you say that? I just can't be bothered to send photos individually when they're all up already.
New Friend: Ah well, you know, people usually don't put in effort when they are not interested, that's all.

Previous me would have felt bad and sent some photos over. Not the me now!

Me: I guess I could say the same about you.

*(@)#*)! off.


Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Ideals are like stars: you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the ocean desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.

- Carl Schurz

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


Introduce me to a guy who is punctual.

Does that pedigree even exist anymore?


Sunday, August 12, 2007

Are You Worthy?

"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He is yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."

- Unknown

List of Pet Peeves

I suddenly realize that many things annoy me. For example:

1. Badly squeezed tubes.

2. Wet bathroom floors. Any wet surface that shouldn't be wet, really.

3. Patients showing up late. Anybody showing up late.

4. People who insist their opinion is right. Yeah yeah, we know you think green is the best color. Please don't try to make me a green convert and ridicule my favour for other colours.

5. People who pretend they don't study. "Omg, I haven't studied yet! I'm going to fail" and then get H1 for everything.

6. Smart alecks who think they know everything and think everyone else is beneath them. Elitism at its finest.

7. Assumptions that I should give up whatever I have because you want it. Yes, I do want to sit on this chair! Do you not see my bag on it?

Okay, I shall calm down now. Just had to get it out of my system.

Just thinking of it annoys me.


Saturday, August 11, 2007


Everyone knows Dental Girl can't stand her toothpaste to be squeezed in the middle. It ruined a completely perfect tube of toothpaste.

Unfortunately, everyone in the clinics don't know or care that badly squeezed tubes severely annoy me.

I've taken to correct all the wrongly squeezed tubes in the clinics that I use.

So I spend 10 minutes finding the actual material, half a minute righting the tube to its correct tubiness, and another 10 minutes finding the mixing pads.

I'm going crazy.


Friday, August 10, 2007


So I went out with my dashing cousin today.

And bumped into his sort of girlfriend.

Him: Oh, hey! :)
Girl: Hi *frosty*
Him: Oh...Girl, this is Dental Girl, Dental Girl, this is Girl.
Me: Oh...hi.
Girl: *sharpens claws*
Him: She's my cousin.
Girl: Ohhhhhhhh....hahaha *laughs weakly*.

Never have I met someone so ready to claw me up into shreds.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

More Strange Dreams

I was in the car with my friends when a policeman stopped us.

He arrested us on the grounds that we were with shopping bags, which apparently were illegal. On the way to jail, he told us this was the first day of duty and that he had just graduated from police school.

Halfway along the way, we spied a corpse along the road. The policeman ignored it, saying it would be taken care of by someone else.

At the jail, he suddenly realized that shopping bags were completely legal and allowed us to go. Me and my friends walked towards the car, but he stopped me, saying he would like my number. After he just arrested us for no reason.

By the time I got out of that, my friends had driven off and let me alone in the dark. Absolute darkness.

I called them and they said they were eating cake on Lygon St. Without me.

I blinked. I was back in my bedroom.


Monday, August 06, 2007

So You Think You Know...

Instead of studying, I came up with a quiz about me.

Friends can attempt to see how well they know me here:


Sunday, August 05, 2007


Someone give me an environment that is suitable for a dog so that I can be put out of my dogless misery.



Saturday, August 04, 2007

Halfway Around The World

I read a blog where the writer was reminiscing about her past. Which lead me to think...

Where is everybody that I used to know now?

I had a playmate from childhood who moved away before I was 12. Periodically, I still wonder - Where is he now? Is he in Tahiti enjoying life, or is he now a door to door salesman? What happened?

Then my crushes - my numerous crushes.

They're scattered all over the globe now. Do they even remember me? If I were to bump into them on the street one day, by pure chance - would I recognise them? Or more importantly, would they recognise me?

Or will we pass each other by, strangers in our own world?

I wonder.


Friday, August 03, 2007

Fairy Floss?

I was working on a 36 molar endo today - the first molar endo ever.

After establishing the working length, my demonstrator told me to close it up.

Demonstrator: So, what are you going to dress the canals with?
Me: *temporary mind blank* Uh...err.. I forgot what it's called. *sheepish*
Demonstrator: Air?
Me: Uh...noooooo...
Demonstrator: Fairy floss?

The word Ledermix will be stuck in my head forever from now on.


Thursday, August 02, 2007

All The Colors Of The Rainbow

I booked in my two abusive patients into the same session yesterday.

I had decided that even if they were demanding and complained about every single thing, it was my duty to provide treatment and therefore proceded to do it - as opposed to say... pretending they didn't exist.

Surprisingly, they were very nice today and even apologized for being so rude and grumpy.

I am marginally mollified.


Wednesday, August 01, 2007


I've never really thought about what kind of people my friends were.

Sure, I culled the outrightly insane ones. But what about the normal ones?

Lately it's as if I'm tuning into my friends' weaknesses, or they are just showing up. Who knows? Perhaps it has always been there but I was blinded, or maybe it's just coming out now.

I have never known so many of my friends to be as selfish as I see them now. To be true, I myself am not selfless. Yet, some things my friends are doing seem unforgivably self centred.

Perhaps it's because we're all in the phase where we're either already working or going to work soon. Thus, as the real world beckons, perhaps everyone has concluded it is time to do whatever it is they have to do to have a successful life.


It is a sad but true fact.