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Dental Student Feeling Suicidal Posts Reddit Thread - Go share your story of anytime you’ve felt stress and anxiety. We don’t have to have ever felt this incredible sense of hopelessness in order support and empathize. That is a student part of our community. Whether you’re a dentist or a dental student, please go share your rough times and how you’ve managed to cope. Please go add your story and advice to that Reddit thread, not just for the original poster, but for any other dental student who may ever come across that same thread while feeling the exact same way. I’m adding the link to the thread in my bio. Mental health resources can also be found on the page I posted in 2020 on www.decodedental.com under the dental students tab. Also being linked in my bio. It will only take a minute of your time and it could make the world of a difference.
We’re officially landlords 🥳😅 | A life update ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Greg and I have been focusing on adapting to our new life after so many changes. Last week I went to work orientation & met everyone at the office. I don’t start work for a while still, but I’m getting excited/nervous as the weeks go by. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ This past weekend was a big one! We moved into a new apartment and are officially renting out our investment condo. We lived in our condo for about a year, made some beautiful updates and got it ready for our future tenants. It’s our first step towards a real estate revenue stream. Can’t wait to share some Reno Reels with you all! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ We’re also still running our business, so be patient with me as I start to reply to all DMs as life starts settling down 🙏🏾♥️⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Hope application season is going well and my dental school peeps are enjoying a breath of fresh air this summer. Would love to know what you all are up to! 🥰⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ #realestateinvesting #dentist #dentalstudent #predental #dentalstudents #interracialcouple #womenindentistry #hispanicdentist #womeninhealthcare #latinodocs #mamawemadeit
05.21.22 | 287 exams later & Dr. Tokarev has fully loaded ♥️⠀ ⠀ In 2017 I went to 7 dental school interviews and shared that with you all, not knowing what the outcome would be. 7 dental school acceptances, 4 years of dental school, 2 surgeries while in clinic, and an incredible supportive roster of patients later, I made it! ⠀ ⠀ Couldn’t have done it without my mama, my friends and my mentor @cheskastafford ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #latinagraduate #latinadoctor #hispanicdentist #afrolatina #afrolatinablogger #cubanimmigrants #doctora #immigrantstories #dentalgram #dentalgrad #dentalgraduation #graduationphoto #dentista #capandgown #graduationpictures #doctoralcandidate #doctoralstudies #dentaldegree #smartlatina #cubanwomen #womeninhealthcare #dentalstudentsclub #dentalstudentproblems #dentalcommunity #hispanicdentist #dentallife #predentalsociety #dentalstudents
My Doctor of Dental Surgery title won’t have my maiden name. Did I even earn it then?Y/N💁🏾♀️⠀ ⠀ I made the choice 9 years ago to change my last name from Veloz to Tokarev. 💃🏽 It honestly wasn’t so scandalous at the time. I was raised by a single mom who did an incredible job all on her own, but as a kid, having a different last name as my mom, marked a difference between me and my peers. 😬⠀ ⠀ So, as silly as it sounds, it was important for me to share the same last name as my partner, so that maybe in the future our children would as well. ☺️⠀ ⠀ …👀⠀ ⠀ What I didn’t foresee was how almost a decade later, this choice would practically leave me out once again, this time from a modern movement of women with doctoral level education 😌.⠀ ⠀ All power to us as women for having choices.💪🏾 However, is it just me or does it seem like this movement takes some backhanded jabs?⠀ ⠀ Take some “empowering quotes” which state that if you choose to let your maiden name disappear, you somehow are doing a disservice to the family who got you to where you are, all by not acknowledging them by at least hyphenating! 🥸⠀ ⠀ It’s giving “check for hyphens or call it tone deaf” vibes 😅.⠀ ⠀ I would lie if I didn’t say that I DO regret that sometimes patients will have to find out by surprise that I’m not in Russian, and instead very Afro-Cuban, a whole different vibe 😂. ⠀ ⠀ All in all, I’ve made peace that I’ll have to work a little harder to make my background clear when I transition to private practice. 😜⠀ ⠀ However, it would be nice to not have it be implied that by a maiden name being MIA from a diploma, it it gives too much attention to your partners instead of us. ⠀ ⠀ While I totally agree this is our monologue, 😉it reminds me of how body shaming can go both ways, but that’s a topic for another day! ⠀ ⠀ My point is, can we just applaud both last name choices for what they are?⠀ ⠀ Hyphen or not, the outcome is still the same. Some bad a*** women are out there killing the professional game. 🥰
It’s 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘺! 😜 Can we get to know each other? Drop an intro/fun fact below ⬇️ My feed has changed so much and that’s not a bad thing! Honestly, between Instagram’s middle-age crisis fueling new features & the accounts that have come and gone, I’m excited to connect and share new content with both OG and new faces. ✋🏾😄 Is anyone else feeling more motivated & hopeful this Monday than they have in a while? Somehow spring semester always feels like a big undertaking. This year more than others, but we're reaching the end friends! Curious about what this time of year will feel like in private practice! All in all, I'm grateful that this weekend I got to: 💜 Spend some quality time with my husband, Greg, who is also about to start Clinic this summer 🦷 💜 Attend the beautiful wedding of one of my close friends and get all the feels for new beginnings 🥰 💜 See some sacrifices we have made financially finally start to pay off. It's not always easy to do the right things 😅 P.S. Pre-dents if you're not following @decodedentalpredents already, head over and follow! We're about to drop a new 1 min. dental school quick tour - up next, NYU, this time with 2 very special guests!
Double tap if you remember your first stab lab OR you’re looking forward to it 😜💉⠀ ⠀ Greg is heading into clinic and I just can’t believe it! I’ve had all the feels watching so many of you on here receive your white coats or close out your sim lab chapters. You guys are absolutely killing it and I’m just a proud stage mom 🥰💃🏽😛.⠀ ⠀ On a side note our application for our DEA# is $885 🥵😅. Please save money for D4 year! ⠀ ⠀ What are some thoughts you all have as you’re closing out this semester?⠀ ⠀ Mine: I have a million events I need Fits for and no time to buy them because I’m busy graduating 😂⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #anesthesia💉#dentalanesthesia #stablab #dentalstudentsclub #dentalstudentproblems #dentalcommunity #russiandentist #dentallife #predentalsociety #dentalstudents #dentistrylove #dentalblog #studentsofdentistry #dentalanatomy
To all my nerdy Latinas, the ones with the big dreams and the loud laugh…⠀ ⠀ Si se puede!! 😜⠀ ⠀ I hope my abuelita can see this. She’s the reason my mom and I were able to leave Cuba for a better life. Me graduating a doctoral level program is so much more than this degree. It’s the sacrifice it took, the people we left behind. The family I never got have.⠀ ⠀ I wouldn’t be here without all the people who believed in me every step of the way. The ones who saw who I was before I did. The ones who saw that girl, the one in the photos wearing glasses, the one with the curly hair who loved her keyboard and still loves music. But most of all, the girl in the last photo, who just wanted to her grandma to be proud of her. ⠀ ⠀ It’s important to understand that many of the spaces we sometimes dare to walk into de “atrevidas,” were not built with our circumstances in mind. Most of the time it requires removing yourself from the familiarity of your home, your culture, your safety blankets.⠀ ⠀ Don’t overthink it. Just get it done. ⠀ ⠀ They might tell you you’re too much. ⠀ ⠀ Too loud. Too outspoken. Too forward.⠀ ⠀ Laugh it off and brush it off because you’re just puro Savor and full of surprises. ⠀ ⠀ This one’s for you abuelita ♥️⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #latinagraduate #latinadoctor #hispanicdentist #afrolatina #afrolatinablogger #cubanimmigrants #doctora #immigrantstories #dentalgram #dentalgrad #dentalgraduation #graduationphoto #dentista #capandgown #graduationpictures #doctoralcandidate #doctoralstudies #dentaldegree #smartlatina #cubanwomen #womeninhealthcare #dentalstudentsclub #dentalstudentproblems #dentalcommunity #hispanicdentist #dentallife #predentalsociety #dentalstudents
The opportunities I’ve had in Clinic, I owe to my mom & my Spanish speaking patients ☺️ From 4th to 9th grade, my mom made me sacrifice 1 of my electives in school in order to take a formal Spanish class. 😐 Of all things, why was Spanish, a language I already spoke, limiting me from taking other electives? 😭 Today, the ability to professionally establish rapport with my patients, acknowledge their concerns, and evaluate their pain, all in a language they feel most comfortable in, has proven invaluable. 🥰 Being one of the few Spanish speakers in my clinic has given me almost instant access to cases I would not have otherwise. Apart from these patients referring their friends and family over the last two years, I sometimes will gain a patient just because I happened to be around to translate. Thus, my mom's persistence and my patients' appreciation of our bond, is the reason why I'm remotely close to not being as severely behind as I should be after my hospitalizations last year. Due to seeing the effects of using Spanish as my own asset, Josie Dental became the first dental account to feature quick & easy dental Spanish lessons on social media & inspired other creators to do the same. 👊🏾Since then, I have donated my time to live presentations on dental terminology and have developed a better idea of how to approach teaching Spanish specifically to those in the dental field! ✨ I'm excited to announce that in 🚨June 2022🚨, I will be launching the first online interactive dental Spanish crash course on Decode Dental. My goal is to help students, providers, and team members! Interested in being notified about giveaways, updates, and when the course goes live? Sign up for updates via my Link in Bio! You can also read the rest of my reflection on the benefits of Spanish for me as a student dentist, on the new Decode Dental Blog post, also in my Link in Bio! #hispanicdentist #learnspanishonline #dentalspanish #decodedental #spanishfordoctors
Sadly, D4 Spring is D2 Fall’s awful little cousin. You guys deserve better, so here’s the scoop ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ If you still don’t know what you’re doing when you graduate, do not get desperate. Do not get a job you hate in a town you hate. Fight for a life you ACTUALLY want. You just spent 4 years in dental school. Flex your autonomy muscles. Your lowest 6 figure payment, is someone’s best day. What did 15 year old you want to explore and do? Happy you = better dentistry. The money will come. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Get disability insurance NOW. It’s dirt cheap for us right now. Lock in your rate. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Don’t focus on who’s got what, who’s passing boards or isn’t, who’s still missing requirements. You trying to gauge everyone else’s progress to see if you’re ok, is a waste of your time. Kill your stuff as you can. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ This semester is a great excuse to finally take that vacation you’ve always wanted. Planning it early gives you tons of doses of happy when you need it most! ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ If you don’t want to small talk anymore, DON’T 😂. Still be professional and kind to everyone, but you already paid your dues. You need to save all the great vibes you can for your mini issues. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ For some reason this semester also causes amnesia. Remind yourself you’re not a D1. You did in fact for all those years jump through a million hurdles. You’re more likely to leave than anything else. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Everyone is unsure as to how they’re leaving. There’s so much within and even more outside of your control. Pair that with type A personalities and the uncertainty and you create the perfect toxic environment…if you let it be. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ The overarching theme here is, everyone is feeling the pressure. Even if they look like they’re doing AMAZING, they are getting hit by something. Honestly, a lot of it is real life. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Somehow 20x more people get engaged, get married, have kids (literally superhumans), family members pass away, you name it.People will be more sensitive or more petty. Ignore petty and support sensitive. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ Keep reminding yourself that you don’t see last year’s class still around. You too will leave for more stress maybe, but it’s YOURS to take or fix