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Dental School Personal Statement

Simultaneously studying and working while caring for my family was a herculean task throughout my undergraduate years. Several tasks were always waiting on me, and time and resources were minimal. However, I never let these problems overpower me, and despite the many obstacles set in my path, education has now been my top priority for several years. For as long as I can remember, I have been the head of our four-member household, the father and guide of the family, caring for my younger siblings. In the USA, I was in a completely foreign education system as I had grown up learning and doing everything in French. On top of the challenge of English, at the same time, I found myself forced to become an entrepreneur so that we could have time and resources to study and build a future. Read More

The day I had been dreading was finally here. I could not avoid it anymore. As my feet unwillingly dragged me to class on my first day, I was greeted with hushed tones by thirty pairs of eyes. If only I had Harry Potter’s invisible cloak to vale those prying eyes. My immigrant parents had transferred me to a new high school for my senior year. While many of my classmates were applying to their top college choices, I was searching for new hobbies that would distract me from my misery and take my mind off my sense of being uprooted from our home in Thailand. Read More 

Frank Sinatra sings ¨New York, New York¨ constantly in my mind as I have long dreamed of making New York City my home. My first choice for Dental School is NYU. When I was in the first grade in my native Poland, it was trendy to write diary entries, and I wrote: ¨I want to be a dentist and live in New York¨. Since then, I have remained convinced that NYC is the most fantastic city in the world - and my dream is now more vivid and alive than ever before. At NYU, I want to learn how to become the most effective and compassionate dentist possible. I want to ´make it´ in NYC by learning to provide optimal dental care to as many New Yorkers as possible. This is how I sing, and I sing best in NY. Read More 

I have always enjoyed excelling at basketball. As a barber, I am especially efficient at using scissors and clippers to cut hair and beards. Whenever I play soccer, I especially enjoy being a goalkeeper, always ready to fly. I garden after church on Sundays and have played video games with my brother and friends for almost as long as I can remember, not only because it is fun but because I am convinced that it helps me maintain nimble, capable, fast, agile fingers and hand motion. I have worked with beads as a craftsman and taken stitching classes in high school. I also braid hair. Read More 

My life has been characterized by an ongoing series of profound challenges over the years, and I have tackled all of them head-on. Each has been a learning exercise, always maintaining my buoyant spirit and head high. From Cameroon in Central Africa, I moved to the US a decade ago with two siblings to join our mother, who had left three years prior. Working as an anesthesiologist in Cameroon, she quit her job to move to the US for better financial opportunities and a more promising future for her children. However, it was extremely challenging to establish ourselves in a new country where everything was so different, and people spoke a different tongue. Initially, she worked three jobs to put food on our table, and we lived in a small studio apartment where two people would have collided walking simultaneously. I had to take on multiple low-paying jobs to help feed and support the family as the oldest son. Going to college was a luxury, and sustenance was the priority. I learned to adapt quickly; however, learning the language and culture provided me a bridge to others in my new society. Read More

I listen as a clock chimes at 3 am. My mother’s shrieks slash through the deafening silence of the night, and I found her at the bottom of a flight of stairs. It is one of those moments, again, when my father had brutally and unapologetically crossed the line. My worst fears were confirmed when I saw my mother unconscious on the floor, her front teeth falling out and her forehead cut open. Worse than usual, this was nothing new, something quite similar had happened several times before. What made this episode much worse is that we had just arrived in America where we knew almost no one and spoke very little English. My mother was wounded in a thousand ways, and I have always stood by her side; we picked up the pieces together. Among the many depravations that we had to endure over the course of those first few years in America as new Polish immigrants, what brought me the most grief was that we were unable to fix my mother’s teeth. This has a lot to do with why I decided on Dentistry as a career and now hope to be selected for your DDS or DMD program. Read More 

I stood on the stage in front of my fourth-grade class in a short white lab coat purchased especially for the occasion, with a mirror and a dental tool in my hands. “I want to be a Dentist and help people feel confident about their smile,” I told the class for our show-and-tell competition. Almost since I knew what a dentist was, I wanted to be one because of my admiration for the manual dexterity required for excellence. I excelled in high school arts and crafts, especially pottery because I love using my hands and working with fine detail. Read More 

Frantically trying to get the Play-Doh out of my mouth, I felt my heart pounding as my dad opened the door. I met his horrified expression with a sheepish look, scrambling for words to explain what I was doing. I attempted to create an impression of my teeth like I had seen on career day, not knowing that taking dental impressions would someday become a standard procedure. Read More

My preparation for applying to dental school has been adversely affected by COVID-19, in particular, by the effects that getting infected had on my sister. I live with my mother and sister in Tijuana, Mexico, and only my sister has become infected. However, she has long labored against mental health challenges, and the tension and stress of this horrible year, coupled with the fact that she was infected, took a significant toll on her mental health. This past July 2020, she attempted suicide. It was nerve-wracking for me to take her to the nearest hospital in Tijuana, where most hospitals were already at maximum capacity with COVID-19-infected patients. Read More 

I have always been intrigued by the scientific workings of the natural world. A biology major at SDSU, I spent almost two years helping to investigate the muscle function of flies, extensively cataloging physical characteristics—bristles, curly wings, eye shape—looking for mutations that would point us to the “flight gene.” The effects only last a few minutes when a fly is put under CO2, and I loved working under time pressure with great precision and efficiency. Nevertheless, gearing up for dental school and a long career helping people every day, the biology lab did not do much to satisfy my desire for contact with people. Read More 

As someone who has played soccer for as long as I can remember, I like to think of the clinical environment in dentistry as much like a successful soccer team, achieving the highest level of performance through the cultivation of unity, coupled with a lot of hard work and dedication, team members working together, through seamless, often nonverbal communication to achieve a common goal. Shadowing at a dental clinic, I observed up close and for a sustained period how a team of professionals can operate on the cutting-edge of dentistry through innovation that results from constant, dedicated, ongoing education. My values are reflected in the work of the outstanding dental professionals I am now fortunate to know and with whom I have learned so far. Everything and everyone I have gotten to know in dentistry inspires me and gives me even more confidence that I have made the right decision to give my all to dentistry, lifelong learning, research, and practice. Read More 

“EMT operator, what’s your emergency?” “My friend has just been struck by a vehicle and is in critical condition.” “Is he breathing?” “I don't think so!” “Stay there; the paramedics are on their way." It all started on the night of January 25, 2008, in Beirut, Lebanon. My friend and I left the house to go out for dinner and never made it. Crossing the street, a black SUV came from what looked like nowhere at high speed, striking my friend and tossing him into the air. I felt utterly helpless to help him beyond making the call. When we arrived at the emergency room with my gravely wounded and battered friend, the doctor in charge was a maxillofacial surgeon who rushed him into surgery for severe nasal and oral fractures. My friend’s recovery appeared no less than miraculous at the time. I date my passion for dentistry from this life episode, especially maxillofacial surgery. Read More 

I was raised in an Egyptian Coptic family and culture where service to others is expected. Consequently, I have been involved in many voluntary activities, such as distributing necessities to homeless people here and abroad, which I still do locally every week. Therefore, it seemed natural to seek a career in healthcare, and I have undertaken much research into the various potential health-related career paths that might be open to me. Read More 

I date my intense passion for health care to when I broke my arm – in four places – and found myself in the ER at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. My mother, a recent immigrant from Poland, spoke very little English and was consumed with worry that we had little to nothing to pay for my care and no insurance. I remember it like it was yesterday, sitting on the hospital bed in excruciating pain, glancing nervously at my mom. The look on her face seemed to confirm my worst fears; I will never forget it. Read More 

Now 25 years old, I have spent the last ten years getting to know the USA, especially where I live in Oklahoma, learning English and adjusting to American culture. For several years now, I have had my sights set on dentistry as my chosen profession, my calling. Read More 

I was born and raised in a fishing village in Malaysia until 2013 when I moved to the United States. Over the last four years, I have completely immersed myself in English and American society and culture and now feel a part of our multicultural society. I feel strongly that my origins will help me become a humble, compassionate dentist. My humble beginnings translate into my profound passion for helping the underserved, recent immigrants who occupy the sectors of our society that are most vulnerable. I clearly understand how language barriers and poverty can often hinder people from getting medical or dental assistance; thus, as a practicing dentist, I will provide free translation and insurance application services once I realize the dream of owning and operating my clinic. Read More 

My central dream in life for many years has been to become a dentist. Unfortunately, however, I was not selected due to last year’s application process to dental school. Nevertheless, I remain resolute, highly motivated, determined, and passionate about my quest to build a distinguished career in dentistry. Quickly, I realized that a relevant Master’s Degree enhances an applicant’s chances of being accepted; and I narrowed my focus to programs that I could complete in a year or less to have the Master’s completed by the time I start dental school. I have already begun the 9-month MS in Biomedical Science Program at XXXX University. I am asking for reconsideration from America’s DDS Programs in light of this additional academic progress that I will have completed before dental school, taking full advantage of and giving my all to this marvelous opportunity to learn everything that I can about the biomedical sciences, particularly insofar as it is related to the foundations and horizons of the practice of dentistry. Read More 

I arrived in the USA on my 13th birthday. My mother had been diagnosed with acute rheumatoid arthritis and needed numerous surgeries; since the success rate for such operations was relatively low in Iran, our country of origin, we decided to come to America and get her the help she needed, including a hip and knee replacement. While still very young, I took a keen interest in my mother’s treatment. I set my sights on health care early on, always serious and mature for my age. I remember how dental care was in Iran. I noted mouths full of decay when I was still a child. If political conditions permit in the future, my principal daydream is to return to Iran someday to start a mobile clinic. Read More

Growing up in Vietnam, I had little interaction with dentistry because visits to the dentist were considered a luxury. For many, if not most, their first visit is when they need dentures. This culture of dental neglect resulted in my own family also holding little regard for oral health. It was not until we arrived in America that we were made aware of the importance of practicing good oral health care. Through a program in elementary school, I learned how to care for my teeth properly. I recall being ecstatic when I was given a new toothbrush and floss. My classmates had made fun of my yellow teeth, so I was determined to make my teeth shiny. But having no prior experience with flossing, I asked my parents for help. They were shocked that I used a string to “saw” between my teeth. My parents forbade me to floss because they were concerned about my gums bleeding after flossing. As a result, the health of my teeth deteriorated. I found it difficult to eat, and my toothaches became worse. Soon my parents had little choice but to seek professional help. Read More 

Sometimes I have dreams about getting accepted to dental school - or, more frequently, nightmares about being rejected. I have great hope for several reasons. First, I am Hispanic and not just bilingual but also bicultural since I grew up in Colombia. Second, I have distinguished myself in my volunteer work at a local homeless shelter, mainly in the kitchen, and countless hours invested in Autism consciousness-raising events, primarily setting things up and taking them down. The center of my world is my community involvement and contribution. Dentistry is my chosen path. Read More 

My uncle and brother are dentists, so dentistry was a natural career choice. I initially began a career in business and then returned to my true calling, dentistry. What I learned about the company will serve me well at some point in the future as I hope to start my dental practice after finishing dental school and gaining extensive hands-on experience. Read More

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My now-deceased brother was autistic and I accompanied him on every one of his dental appointments. I was grateful for the patience and care that was provided to him and resolved to spend my life helping the disabled and physically and mentally challenged. I trained as a Dental Hygienist to that end and have loved my four years of work in dentistry even more than I had imagined. Now, I hope very much to be accepted to dental school and become a distinguished, very hard working dentist, providing me with a vehicle of expression for my compassion, helping those who most need my help and doing so in sustainable ways. Becoming a dentist will enable me to realize my fullest personal potential and maximize my ability to serve my community, especially to those requiring exceptional patience and re-assurance.

I hope to be selected to your competitive advanced placement program for international dentists because of my competence and passion, and the fact that in addition to English, I am also fully fluent in both Spanish and French. I look forward to using all three languages in the practice of dentistry in America, and I will find boundless joy using my Spanish because it is the first and often only language of many of our undocumented residents who are underserved. I learned French from childhood in a French language school. My father, an OMFS, speaks French and practices in France. I learned Spanish through six of the finest years of my life spent in Valencia, Spain. I also became a dentist. Now, back home in America and speaking the language of so many of the underserved, opening doors to service, I keenly look forward to living the dental school experience again, this time on the forefront of developments in Dentistry. 


Dental School Personal Statement Tips!


I offer the following suggestions to guide you in writing your Personal Statement. If you choose to use my service, I will use Artificial Intelligence to make it as effective as possible. Of course, you can also do this yourself, but AI does not work well unless you have concise, well-written text to get it started. Learning to use AI well takes time. Hence, it makes sense to use my professional service. When I use AI on behalf of one of my premium clients, it takes more, not less time, because I have learned to use it well. Aspiring dentists can benefit from my mastery of AI to highlight their unique qualities, interests, and goals, standing out from the competition by expressing themselves eloquently and showcasing relevant experiences. AI is also plagiarism free.


Be clear and concise!

Crafting your personal statement requires clarity and conciseness. Express your thoughts freely and revise for brevity. With limited space (4,500 characters), avoid resume repetition or relying solely on GPA. Paint a well-rounded picture of yourself, displaying emotions that highlight your unique qualities and experiences.


Be confident!

It is crucial to convey a keen sense of confidence and passion for the profession. Avoid any hint of passiveness or uncertainty, as it may be perceived negatively. Make it evident that dentistry is the only path you envision for yourself, showcasing your unwavering dedication to the field.


Choose content wisely!

To captivate the reader, strive for concise and engaging content. Avoid being dull or monotonous. Instead, paint a vivid picture of your individuality, presenting yourself as an exceptional candidate that the school would be thrilled to have.


Let others read your personal statement!

Sharing your personal statement with others can provide valuable feedback and insights. Seek input from trusted mentors, advisors, or peers who can offer constructive criticism and help you refine your message. Their perspectives can enhance your personal statement, making it more impactful.


Look at other successful applicants!

Gain inspiration and guidance by studying personal statements of successful applicants. Analyze their techniques, storytelling skills, and unique perspectives. Maintain your authenticity while incorporating compelling elements from their statements. Use them as a reference to refine and enhance your own personal statement.


Carry a notebook!

Carrying a notebook at all times can prove invaluable for capturing moments of inspiration. Everyday encounters may shift your perspective on the profession or remind you of personal accomplishments like community service. These details can add significant value to your personal statement, so jot them down to enhance your narrative.



Crafting a compelling dental personal statement requires showcasing unique qualities, passions, and aspirations. By following this blueprint, aspiring dentists can create an impactful narrative that sets them apart and paves the way for success.

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