Statement Of Purpose In Dentistry

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE I come from a background which gives utmost importance to education. It has always inspired me to get the best and highest level of training. My passion for learning and intellectual curiosity lead me to pursue an education in sciences after school. My interest in biology during high school & my inner sense of service to the society prompted me to choose Dentistry as my career path. Dental school was a great opportunity, where I studied hard and worked on many patients. After completing dental school, I moved to the United States to get the highest level of training in dentistry. During 4 years of dental school, I realized my interest in research and prosthodontics. My interest in prosthodontics began when we worked on…show more content…
My interest in reading literature introduced me to a concept of a hollow maxillary denture, which I implemented in one of my patients. Also, out of curiosity, I tried to see if there was any difference in occlusion of dentures fabricated using different articulators. After knowing my increasing interest in prosthodontics, I started shadowing our family prosthodontist. At his practice, I became fascinated with dental implants and observed many complex full mouth rehabilitation…show more content…
I have completed 3 laboratory projects so far and currently working on my Master’s thesis project studying various properties of Bioactive materials. While working on the proposal, I have learned that quality work requires persistence, patience and that one should be able to accept failures and continue till you are successful. It also taught me to take criticism positively and use it constructively. I was honored to receive Dr. Ray Bowen Fellowship sponsored by the Academy of Operative Dentistry and ADA foundation for my thesis project. I have co-authored article title Retention of CAM ceramic-resin composite crowns following different bonding protocols which has been submitted to Journal of Dentistry for review. This program also enabled me to present my research on various platforms. The faculty have been very supportive and guided me to apply and win various awards over a span of just 9 months after starting the program. This program also provided me with a great opportunity to be exposed to Prosthodontic Program to better understand the scope of the specialty. It gave me an opportunity to observe and assist prosthodontic faculty in the clinic in complex cases. Additionally, speaking with prosthodontic residents at UAB allowed me to find more about American Prosthodontic programs, their requirements, and their

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