I am a woman from India, where I completed my Bachelor of Dental Sciences Degree. A highly-dedicated dentistry professional, I look forward to researching the future of oral and maxillofacial surgery, OMFS. My long-term professional goal is to have my dental practice where I labor mightily each day to put a smile on my patients' faces. This is where I attain my dignity, satisfaction, and pride. I also look forward to working very hard as a member of my community, engaging in volunteer activities that raise awareness concerning the importance of maintaining one’s oral health. In particular, I want to devote as much of my energy as possible to assisting low-income people in getting appropriate dental care.
My extensive experience in dentistry began while I was in high school, shadowing my uncle who is a dentist. While in dental school, I worked under the supervision of one of my professors as an assistant dentist, completing a 1-year internship. After graduation, I worked as a junior dentist in a private clinic in Hyderabad for 15 months. My experience as a volunteer includes working with the mentally disabled at the XXXX Institute and helping to conduct numerous dental camps in rural areas while still a student. I have also devoted countless hours to the Red Cross, both in India and USA. I work as a volunteer assistant at a blood donation center in XXXX, MO.
My experiences have taught me to adapt to various professional contexts and challenges. My pride is centered on my compassion, and the patient's confidence is what I most prize. I want very much to devote my life to the cause of promoting oral health awareness and working selflessly for the betterment of the members of my community. I want to be a well-connected dentist with networks of like-minded professionals devoted to dental camps, missions, and other volunteer efforts.
As a dentistry student in India, I cared for those patients who lived in some of the most poverty-stricken rings of misery surrounding Indian cities. Each day was an intense learning experience that helped me grow enormously on a human level in response to the magnitude of the challenges. During my last two years of study, I had the opportunity to work in rural areas with very low levels of oral health awareness, coming across many people who did not even know what toothpaste was and had never seen a dentist even once in their entire lives.
Community service provides my life with its meaning. I thrive as a human being on the expression of love and compassion. Now, I want to prepare myself for practicing dentistry here in my new community. Since I arrived in the USA a little over a year ago, I have taken several online courses to return to Dental School here in America and prepare for the NBDE. I was a recognized leader among my peers in dental school in India. This is why I was one of only a few students to be later appointed as a faculty member, in my case, in the area of Oral Medicine & Radiology. Before and after my graduation, I was heavily engaged in the organization of various programs, all devoted to raising awareness of the importance of oral health and hygiene. I look forward to giving my all to your distinguished program so that I might continue to excel in my chosen field here in America.
I thank you for considering my application to your program.
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