I put the brush bur in the sharps as that is what we do in surgery.
I said about the hand washing technique and PPE at all stations where we had to set up and mix and also for the waste disposal I said I would have PPE on before handling anything.
I just completely forgot to shake the bottle and check the expiry for GIC kicking myself!
Can't remember what anaesthetics I chose.
I chose the dycal lining aswell but the 3 reasons I went blank too, I think I said one reason off the top of my head but don't think it's correct xx
There were jiggy brush bur ...yeah we do autoclave our burs in the surgery that i work...scandanest and the other couldnt remeber the name ..one had adrenaline the scandanest was plain without adrenaline...
I chose the dycal lining, but when it came to give 3 reasons my mind went blank and just made up 3 reasons, whether they apply to dycal or not, not sure
Where did you guys dispose of the burs, in the sharps or autoclave ?
Not sure what the passing mark is but from what i heard its the overall percentage of the whole lot of students who gave their test ..meaning they will first find the overall results and then find the average passing mark..not sure but that what i heard
I didnt finish my xray i mean got stuck as there many things to do at one go and the papers were all over which made my mind go blank for a while..same with the forceps.....forceps all over the place..hope u girls said to the examiner like i washed my hand wearing ppe appropriate unifrom close toed shoes
I found the MH one tricky, I made her sign it in the end purely due to what we do at our dentist but whether that was correct I don't know.
I found the unmanned stations to much to do in such a short time.
My GIC was ok I think but I forgot to shake the bottle and check expiry URGH! did it on the alginate betime I got to that station my mind was boggled! xx
This was my first Osce and I found it very hard. Very frustrating because I did know what to do,just not enough time to finish the numerous tasks. How is it's meant to test our knowledge ? I wonder how many people actually managed to finish the radiography task ? And what was the correct answer when asked to sign for someone else ?
The gic powder had the ratio drawn on the lid, so I followed that ratio of 2drops to 1 powder
we all work in different surgery and every surgery is different so the instruments and stuffs that were placed there were quite new to me..Not sure how they mark but i just hope i covered all the main areas ...
I did 3/3 for the alginate I felt confident with that station as had that in January an I paid for the exam marks I got last time an I passed that station with ease so I think that one will be ok! I made silly errors in a couple of other stations that I could kick myself for now but hoping I've done enough! It was £600 for me to re take this exam if I havnt made it this time then I won't be bothering again. Fingers crossed we all done enough! It's just waiting until July now to find out!
I chose the dentate tray and then did two to two in my surgery we dont do three for bigger its the same ...the alginate was enough for the tray so think it would be ok..medical history was easy but i got confused as all the questonaire on the form was already don3.so was lost for this one .gic one my consistency came good double creamy i finished this one before the time.lets hope for the best
My gic was too thick & I didn't even have time to present it to the examiner. That was my worse station by far.. but felt OK about the rest. I chose the large tray so did 3 scoops to 3 water.. but who knows what's right. We will see x
What consistency did u get for ur gic.same for me didnt answer 2 or 3 questions on the xray and forceps.for alginate what ratio did u put .was it 2 powder level with 2 level water...i did poorly for my medical as i was confused with that thing..good luck to all hope we will make it this time..
Sorry we couldn't say the stations but it was made so clear that if we did we would be disqualified immediately. I felt a lot more confident this time around & on the advice stations I said everything I knew about that subject & just kept talking. I felt exactly the same about the radiographs & extraction station.. there was too much there to look at and not enough time at all. I did the best I could but maybe didn't answer 1 or 2 questions on each.. due to running out of time !
It was so hot in there my alginate was slightly harder than I would have like but I said that to the examiner. I messed up mixing the gic .. wahh. Just hope it was enough this time! Can't be doing it again! Now the wait begins.. good luck everyone! Xx
i agree..time was just not enough to do so much task..just not happy..how much do you need to pay for the second time? i am sure i am failed because i didnt complete two stations..i am just not happy at all..
Yes, I think wanting you to do so much in such little time was ridiculous to be honest. I was very surprised there was no medical emergency though. The forceps one for me was abit all over the place an like you said the paperwork was everywhere which was really off putting. Fingers crossed we done enough!!
Hi stevie g
I felt the same way as u.second time for me as well.did u complete all the stations.way to harder then before and was asked to do many task under 5 mins.found the table was not properly set up paper works all over which was a bit off putting cos the nerves get to u and seeing paper all over even made it worde got panic attack..
I really wanted to post about the stations as I sat it Friday morning but we were told we couldn't sorry this was my 2nd time and I thought it was a lot harder than the first time I did it but 2 of the stations were exactly the same as the one in January. Some of the unmanned stations I didn't think we're very clear at all and they wanted so many tasks done in not enough time. I know if I havnt done it this time I will not be re sitting far too expensive
i only had 4 minutes and 10 stations. i didn't have enough time to finish some of them... i tried to talk my way through everything to get the examiner to see what i knew. but i did make lots of mistakes due to nerves...
sterilsation of a handpiece and when i did my exam two years ago i had to explain the stages of a washer disinfection cycle.
Medical emergencies: someone mentioned about would they have to use oxygen.. again this is very very unlikey. For a faint.. you would raise there legs.. if this comes up there will be a chair or something to help you. also keep a look out for anything on the table.
the mixing ratio for gic is 1 powder to 2 powder for cements and linings and 2 powder to 2 water for fillings.
and for the girl who said about how would they read out the charting, it could be ur7 or 17. i would suggest learning both ways and the surafces. apparently it hasnt come up the last 2 years so whats to say it wont be this year?
to the girl who said about mixing alginate. i would always mix two seperate times and fill the upper and lower tray even if its ony for a top denture because in reality you always need a top and bottom impression - not just one. Ive never been told to only mix one impression.
I've heard they will give you the mixing ratio on the sheet you read before you go... it will depend on what your mixing for anyway which they will state in the scenario sheet... usually i was told its one drop to two scoops. Don't worry I have mine tomorrow and I am just as nervous x
anyone know how the charting is called out do they use a mixture of 'ur7' and '17' ?? I'm so stuck as i only really did computer charting. i know I'm going to be under pressure on the day so i want to be prepared. not even sure on surfaces such as labial and lingual etc as my dentist just used to say palatal and buccal.
I've just gone over all medical emergencies. Advice for oral health, dentures,pre & post operative advice, burs. So I guess the same as last time really! This is my 2nd time as well really hope I pass this time!! If anyone is staying in Crawley at the hotel tonight could maybe revise??
good luck p18djk you will do great!! thanks for the advice on fainting, i thought so... apparently you can rest their legs on your shoulders. so will just have to see. hope it all goes well. if you could let me know how you get on as i have mine in swindon on saturday!
I have been getting some last minute revision in today as my exam is at 8.30 am tomorrow in Swindon! travelling up after work this evening.. agghh.. nervous. I have been going over medical emergencies today too .. im guessing you would just elevate their legs yourself holding them up in the air.. or if there is props to use then go for it. its so awful not knowing what your going to get.. this time tomorrow it will all be over for the 2nd time.. then have to wait for what feels a lifetime for the results! Good luck to everyone
yes like developer etc also I was told to make sure I know how to label an X-ray film like black paper, lead foil etc. Really on the day it could be anything but you get a little booklet 30 minutes before you go into the exam an it tells you what all the scenarios are going to be
Hi gee04, When I did the exam in january the medical emergency was a seizure all there was in that station was a clock on the table obviously to time the fit. There wasn't any oxygen mask or anything like that so I wouldn't panic about that too much
The x ray one was grading them, I thinking labelling the tanks (i can't remember) but i know the other one was to label the faults with the x rays like what caused the x ray to blur etc again that was unmanned station so time to answer an compose yourself really ready for the next station.
The burs ones are easy .there were ten burs sealed each sealed in a plastic pouch and labelled with numbers1-10.and then we had a question sheet and there we had to write the answer.like for ex which bur is used to trim an acrylic denture.you look theough the burs and write down the no of pouch in which the denture bur was placed.hope this help
thank you! my dentist only really used GIC, life and alginate . I've heard of the others but rarely used them only really with other dentists and now I am not working in surgery my mind keeps going blank on what all the others are used for. i was just worried I would have to explain to the examiner what the uses were and I was worried I would go blank and panic. i know most of them are used for temp fillings, base of fillings and luting cements I just get confused sometimes about what is used for what...