Open Wide

Nitrous Wednesday!
Your weekly dose of Nitrous Oxide....

"Open wider." requested the dentist, as he began his examination of the patient.
"Good God !" he said startled. "You've got the biggest cavity I've ever seen -
the biggest cavity I've ever seen." "OK Doc !" replied the patient.
"I'm scared enough without you saying something like that twice."
"I didn't !" said the dentist. "That was the echo."

So this explains why there are no more "spit bowls" at the dentists office!

LOL !!                               ROFL!!                            LMAO!!

Grand Opening!! The Stu-DENT Shoppe

Stu-DENT Diaries has opened up Shop!!

We have a brand spankin' new shop packed with personalized items from T-shirts to totes, to tracksuits, buttons, home decor, you name it! Now all you pre-dental and dental students can express yourselves with our items!
Here's a sneak peak of what's behind our doors:

                                          < Represent! Represent! with this fresh white T >
                                  < Who says you have to say a word to recruit your patients? >
                                                    < It's OKAY to be a showoff! lol >

                                                                     < Yea, tell 'em! >

                                             < Of course! no matter how grueling it may be >

                                                    < Of course I'm Tired, I'm a Dental Student >

                                                              < Oh yea! Dentalicious!! >

                                                       < Yea! Dentalicious - Smart AND Sexy! >

                                     < Represent! You're no Flake! You WILL BE a doctor >

All these items can be found at The Stu-DENT Shoppe <---Click. You can also access the shop by clicking on the Stu-DENT Shoppe button on the nav bar at the top of your screen. There are lots more things inside. Stop by and check us out!
NOTE: 5% of all proceeds will be donated to the cause: Aid for Minority Dental Students. Donations can also be made to this cause by clicking the donate button to the right of your screen.

Come on by guys! Happy Shopping!

Nitrous Wednesday - Season Premier

We're starting a tradition here on Stu-DENT Diaries. From now on you can look forward to Nitrous Wednesdays, where we give our readers a dose of nitrous oxide (figuratively). For those who are not aware, nitrous oxide is otherwise known as laughing gas. So join us and LOL, LMAO or ROFL!

 No Pain, No gain:
A man walks into the dentist's office and after the dentist examines him, he says, "that tooth has to come out. I'm going to give you a shot of Novocain and I'll be back in a few minutes."
The man grabs the dentist's arm, "no way. I hate needles I'm not having any shot!"
So the dentist says, "okay, we'll have to go with the gas."
The man replies, "absolutely not. It makes me very sick for a couple of days. I'm not having gas."
So the dentist steps out and comes back with a glass of water, "here," he says. "Take this pill."
The man asks "What is it?"
The doc replies, "Viagra."
The man looks surprised, "will that kill the pain?" he asks.
"No," replies the dentist, "but it will give you something to hang on to while I pull your tooth!"


When Apartment Hunting...

So after weighing the pros and cons of living on or off campus, you have chosen to live...OFF campus, right? Join the club!
Living off campus, on your own requires tremendous responsibility. From the monthly rent, to the utility bills, to the...unexpected; you are going to need to be very prepared for all this. However, before all this comes to fruition, we have to first find the best place to accommodate us. As students, we have to find the most reasonable space. Reasonable, in terms of monthly cost, comfort, amenities and proximity to school.
Lucky for us, most times wherever a school is located, there are usually apartments in and around that area that cater to students, and offer all the things we need on the cheap. Students, CHEAP is good!

When looking around for an apartment, make sure the apartment:
1. Has a low monthly rent that you CAN AFFORD.
2. Has utilities included (this might increase the rent just a little, but the peace of mind is well worth paying for).
3. Has the amenities you need (if that washer/dryer in the unit significantly increases the rent, opt for an apartment with the washer/dryer in the building itself- or none at all, the laundromat works fine too.)
4.  Is clean and everything is in good working order (AC works, no broken tiles, windows or bad plumbing, etc).
5.Has high speed Internet connection (God knows we need that!)
6. Has security (again, peace of mind...)
7. Is not in an area where there is a lot of noise (We will need to study, and unless you can concentrate in noise, this can turn out very devastating - you know what I mean). 
8. Is in close proximity to school or is close to a bus or train station that stops at your school (if you have a car, you will still need to be close enough so that traveling is not a hassle).
9. Is in a safe neighborhood.
10. Is somewhere you will feel comfortable living (even though we are functioning on the cheap, we still have to find some place that is homey and comfortable).

If you happen to find a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment that is really inexpensive, you may even take in roommates!  Having roommates significantly cuts the cost of rent for...everyone! The good thing is, most times, a 2 bedroom might work out much more reasonable than a 1 bedroom or a studio. So if you have no problems sharing your space, this is a great option.

Folks, we're students - be frugal. We can't spend what we don't have. We can save that for later on - you know what I mean ;)

Spring Break Woes

As Dental Students, we spend most of our time in the classroom and in the lab, and when we're out, we're studying - the cycle seems almost endless...until it's Spring Break.
Spring Break for many is viewed as a time to unwind, a time to relax, go out and have fun, even travel! Spring Break is all about relaxation, yes? No, not necessarily.
Many people make the mistake of getting lost in this carefree period. Yes, it's a time to unwind, but it should also be used as a time to prepare yourself for the last leg of the semester. If you find that the first half of the semester didn't go so well, maybe Spring Break is a good time to catch up or it may be a time to get ahead. All these are good whilst taking a breather from the classroom routine.

So before you fly off to Cancun to enjoy some fun in the sun, remember spring break, while it should be used to relax,  is also an important time to revamp, catch up and to get ahead to make a difference in the final leg of the semester.

Make those grades! and enjoy...
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