My advice on how to survive D1 year is to be resilient and be super on top of your time management. Most people, if not everyone, fail at something in dental school at some point, but just try not to get discouraged. Get back in the game and keep going. Also stay on top of your work; don’t fall behind. If you are behind in sim lab, stay after hours to catch up. Go to class so you don’t fall behind in watching lecture captures. Do not wait until the last minute to start studying for exams or practicing for test cases. As long as you keep your work from piling on top of you at the end, you will be fine (this is especially true for your mental health, which is super important). Seek advice from upperclassmen, especially for simulation lab. They went through everything you are going through, and along the way, they’ve learned clever tips and tricks for how to prevent your provisional restorations from breaking, how to better visualize the walls of your preparations, etc. Do not be afraid to ask for help!