Thursday, August 31, 2006

Work is Fun

Okay, I am a new registered dental assistant. I've been working in the operatory with my oral surgeon for about 3 months, so new procedures are exciting to me. Although I am sure the patient wasn't excited about it, I was...
We did a sequestrectomy. A sequestrectomy is the surgical removal of sequestrum. Basically, the patient had a dead piece of bone stuck under the skin of his mouth. It was infected and very sore. The doctor had to use a bone file towards the end of the procedure, which is used just like a nail file. Very cool. I'm weird, I know, but I am just happy that I am at a job that I enjoy!

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