I had no idea that the CEU Library Dental Unit had so many damn good books. I know that the library has good books, but damn good is simply a whole new level! I’ve always seen the books there as dusty old things only opened for photocopying purposes, if we open them at all. We have a completely different book culture from those in Westernized school settings. We buy our books, and read them at home—THAT’S IT. We were seated near the shelves, and being a twenty-something with the inquisitive mind of a 5-year-old, I decided to look around.
The first book I found was “Common Medical Conditions: A Guide for the Dental Team”. It was really interesting to me, because I truly believe in the Philippine Dental Association’s Physician-Dentist Advocacy way back from 2010. I like how the book was laid out to accommodate people like me who have really short attention spans when it comes to reading.
I encountered this condition called Pregnancy Epulis. I’ve never seen it in vivo, because we’re not allowed to handle pregnant patients at school but it was quite interesting nonetheless. I’d read more about it if and when I get to buy my own copy of the book.
I have to admit that I sometimes manifest the mind of a small child. I got extremely excited at the sight of the Dental Anatomy Coloring Book.
I’m done with my Anatomy subjects, bit I still kind of want one, just to play around with when I’m bored, or maybe to help me study for the boards when the time comes. I didn’t want to get charged with vandalism, so I just took a picture of one of the pages, and colored it on my tablet. It’s not the real thing, but it was still pretty fun.:)
I don’t want to be a fake-geek, spending so much time at the library when I’m obviously not one of the smarter people at school, but it’s where the fun is! ..Oh if only they’d add more coloring books.:)