To Whom It May Concern:
It is a great pleasure to provide this letter of recommendation for Dr. XXXX’s application to your advanced standing program for international dentists. As a practicing dentist and a clinical assistant professor at the XXXX School of Dentistry at the University of XXXX (UXX), I have known Dr. XXXX for ten years. I worked alongside him for over four years during my postdoctoral training at UXX (2008-2012). He is an open-minded, dependable, hard-working, and self-motivated dentist with awe-inspiring critical thinking skills. He communicates effectively with others and is always ready to assist them without hesitation. A warm-hearted and highly dedicated person, XXXX has earned respect from everyone he works and studies with. He contributes insightful ideas for dealing with complex problems and enormous professionalism under stressful situations. He has contributed significantly to advancing scientific projects and has published eleven research articles, of which he was the first author of five. He presented his work at multiple international meetings and received excellent feedback. He won the "Innovative Scientific Achievement Award" in 2015 and was promoted to Research Assistant Professor at UXX in 2017.
Dr. XXXX has known for some time that he wants to closely integrate his career in dentistry with dental research and education. He has been volunteering on weekends as a dental assistant in the dental clinic I have run with my husband since May 2017, and we have all learned a great deal from each other. My husband and I respect his noble ideas and passion for helping the underserved.
Dr. XXXX is the best dental assistant I have ever worked with due to his clinical techniques and great personality. His high skill and extensive knowledge of various dental diseases and methods impress me. He is a very organized person and learns new techniques with great ease. I admire his comprehensive step-by-step treatment plans and the solutions he designs for complex cases. XXXX has excellent multitasking abilities, often helping chairside and managing the front office simultaneously. He treats patients with a caring heart, creating a friendly atmosphere.
Dr. XXXX will make a positive difference in dental education and research. I am confident that he will prove to be an exemplary student in your program and a highly successful dentist after its completion, making essential contributions to research in dentistry and practice. If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.