Originally from Bulgaria, I am a dentist making my permanent home in the town of XXXX on the XXXX Islands in Scotland. The National Health Service does not list any dentist on the XXXX Islands (population 21,000) as having special training in Endodontics. Therefore, I hope to be the first dentist on the XXXX Islands to complete advanced training in Endodontics.
Following my graduation from dental school in Bulgaria in 1996, I worked for Bulgaria’s National Health Service as a general dentist until 2000. I moved to the USA in 2000 as a result of my ex-wife, a biochemist, being awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Virginia. In 2003 we moved to New Jersey and in 2006 I became a US citizen. I spent much of that period of my life on a plane back and forth between the USA and Bulgaria, keeping my dental license and building up my practice in the latter at the same time that I was earning my green card and attending to my now-ex-wife in the former. I sold my practice in Bulgaria in 2006. In the USA, I worked as dental assistant and later as a dental technician in New York until I began NYU’s Clinical Dental Research Program in 2007. My formal duties in NYC were entirely research, but in my spare time I helped out at a free clinic. Later that year, I was recruited to begin practicing dentistry in Wales and I remained there as a National Health Service Dentist until 2012, when I took up my present post through the NHS in XXXX on the XXXX Islands.
I hope to earn the MSc in Clinical Endodontics from the University of South XXXX so that members of my community do not have to fly to Aberdeen or Edinburgh for care by a trained Endodontist. So far, I have 127 RCTs under my belt and only 2 were not successful. I have my own dental microscope rotary endo kit apex locator and cutting edge material. I need to improve my skills and learn everything that is new in Endodontics so as to practice on the cutting edge of my field in the service of our community on the XXXX Islands.
I thank you for considering my application.