Chipped Incisor and Class 5

Taylor Shank

Dental Student

Louisiana State University


Introduction to the case

Patient is a 37 year old male. CC was “I have these dark spots on my front teeth, and one of them is chipped.” This was the third patient I had ever seen, during my second year. After seeing the result in a hand mirror, this patient smiled and laughed to himself, saying “wow, it looks great.” As a second year student just starting out in clinic, this was a huge confidence booster. To gain a patient’s trust in you after their first appointment with you should be a priority for every dental student. Once your patient has confidence in your abilities, they will be much more willing to work with you.