Personal Statement: A Career As A Dentistry

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I never want to dread a Monday for the rest of my life. I am fortunate enough to know that a career in dentistry will make this a reality. As a child, I was interested in various professions that relate to the healthcare field. It was during my sophomore year in high school that I decided that dentistry is the profession I will pursue.
I was first exposed to the impact of dentistry when my church volunteered at a medical mission trip to the Philippines wherein free medical and dental services were provided to the underprivileged. The volunteers returned with numerous inspirational testimonies and a video report that moved me. I could not believe how life changing a tooth extraction could be to people who do not have the resources for treatment. At that moment, I decided I wanted to be a dentist that frequently travels to
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Networking with him paved the way for me to get exposure to other dentists and how they practice. Since then, I have studied under four dentists that taught me valuable lessons, one being the importance of dentist-patient relationships. Throughout the years, the dentists built strong connections with their patients. I can recall multiple occasions in which patients compared going to the dental office to visiting friends. I am excited to have the opportunity to grow with my own patients and make them feel at home.
When I became a dental assistant, I was able to have the opportunity to truly develop relationships with my patients. One of the most rewarding feelings is being part of a child 's first dental experience because it gives me the ability to influence their attitude towards the dentist. Ever since I can remember, I loved going to the dentist. For that reason, I want my patients to share the same joy as I did. I saw that joy during one of the most memorable times of my collegiate career when I traveled abroad with Global Brigades to

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