Dentistry Personal Statement

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It was a beautiful morning; like bees in a hive, each staff member was constantly in motion. And the assistant called, “in room two.” I remember having butterflies in my stomach from being both nervous and excited. Finally, the time had arrived to consult my dentist for fixing my protruded teeth. Over the next year, my teeth had become aligned giving me a beautiful smile. As a 14-year-old, this meant the world to me, and it significantly enhanced my self-esteem. It sparked me to pursue a career in dentistry to impart such a lasting effect to others. For more insights, I shadowed my family dentist, Dr. ..... It amazed me to see the amalgamation of science and art. Hence, inclined towards dentistry.

My parents encouraged my interest in dentistry and by observing my physician father; I had learned the values such as professionalism, compassion, and dedication. I worked hard in high school and in
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My positive attitude towards life and strong desire to continue my passion helped me overcome all challenges I faced in the beginning and I started to work as a dental assistant. My work experience with four dentists has benefitted me highly. I encountered many differences in dental practice. I became acquainted with dental practice software, the concept of dental insurances, dental hygienists, and four-handed dentistry. It is fascinating to learn firsthand about sleep apnea, ozone therapy, CEREC crowns, Invisalign treatments and their outcomes. Working as a chairside assistant and an administrator has aided in my communication skills and understanding of cultural competency. Additionally, to keep myself updated with new advances, I have been attending various continuing education courses. Since October 2015, I am also volunteering at The .......as an Oral Health Educator spreading oral health awareness. Also, I became a California State Legislative Volunteer Ambassador to become a helping hand for the wellbeing of the

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