My first experience with a dental patient was with my own mother. While in India, she got a bridge placed, but her cavities were not filled; this led to an infection and the removal of six of her teeth. As a result, she has been in pain for the past five years, and it has been frustrating for me because I am unable to do anything for her. Hence, between my mother’s daily trips to the dentist and a curiosity to learn more about her problems, I decided to shadow Dr. Lisa Veiga, my dentist in Waterbury, CT. Shadowing her was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. She introduce...
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...earning languages, and I presently speak Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Living in a multicultural society, being bilingual will allow me to serve my patients better. I plan to become proficient in speaking Italian by the end of my senior year.
Even before I knew I wanted to be a dentist, I knew that I wanted to be exceptionally good at any profession I chose. I know that becoming a dentist will involve hard work and commitment, but being a good dentist will also involve establishing a relationship of trust and attending to a patient’s needs and worries. I will bring my experiences, knowledge, penchant for hard work and social skills to dentistry, my chosen profession. Dentistry will allow me to help people in both physically and emotionally significant ways, and to have the balance I need to be able to spend time with my family. In essence, dentistry is my dream job.
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